A Sydney couple who arrived in Queenstown yesterday for a
long weekend and a "bit of excitement" got more than they
bargained for, watching on in horror as their historic home
was destroyed by fire this morning.
Coronet Peak heralded the start of winter in Queenstown this
morning, opening the skifield on schedule with a healthy
average base of about 30cm across the mountain and about 600
people there to enjoy the first runs.
Wakatipu High School pupils recently joined 35 schools around
New Zealand to raise awareness, through a red ribbon day, of
the plight of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by
militant Islamist group Boko Haram.