A deafening silence fell yesterday afternoon as the 24-tonne,
K92 locomotive, which turns 131 years old on December 13, was
shunted on to the back of a McNeills Distribution truck at
Kingston before it left town bound for Mandeville.
Queenstown, of all
New Zealand airports, had recorded the strongest growth in
international passenger numbers in the past year, Queenstown
Airport Corporation (QAC) chief executive Steve Sanderson
The addition of a third Sydney-Queenstown flight from Qantas
means airlines are "growing the market", but does not mean
"cannibalisation", Queenstown Airport Corporation chief
executive Steve Sanderson says.
Peregrine winemaker Pete Bartle and co-owner Greg Hay had
good reason to smile last week after the company's 2007 pinot
noir broke a 13-year Australian dominance in Winestate
magazine's wine of the year award.