The National Rural Fire Authority has been forced to carry
the costs of fighting a fire at Cecil Peak almost two years
ago after those deemed responsible left the country.
Neri Ma doesn't like being the centre of attention.
Today the Kiwi Birdlife Park turns 30. Yesterday it welcomed
6-year-old Mr McMurdo, which left Nga Manu Nature Reserve, at
Waikanae in the morning.
Missing Wellington engineer Simon Bell (33) probably died
from severe traumatic injuries sustained in a mountaineering
fall, Coroner David Crerar has found.
It never rains and then it pours.
Queenstown Airport will soon be in the same league as
Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, following a decision
to reclassify its controlled airspace.
British reggae band UB40 has cancelled its concert near
Queenstown, to the disappointment of 3000 fans.
The bull ring where she camped is now a rugby field. The main
ablutions block has been torn down to make way for a new
community sports facility.
In this occasional series on Wakatipu eateries, Queenstown
reporter Tracey Roxburgh takes a look at Graze. It took 12
years, but it was worth the wait.
Christmas came early for the trust behind a new community
facility in Arrowtown, when the Lotteries Grants Board last
week approved a $400,000 grant, turning a nearly 10-year
dream into reality.
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