Sir Eion Edgar hoped others would learn they could get "a lot
of pleasure" from helping people after he was named the Ryman
Healthcare Senior New Zealander of the Year at a national
awards ceremony in Auckland on Wednesday night.
While many are rejoicing summer's eventual arrival in the
Wakatipu, with cloudless days for almost two weeks, the
rising mercury means water restrictions are in place for
those on the Lake Hayes Scheme.
Getting up at 5am and finishing sometimes more than 16 hours
later has been the price a group of hard-working volunteers
at The Hills have had to pay for the past week, to ensure the
championship golf course is in pristine condition.