Initial interviews with witnesses to Saturday's fatal
Helicopter Line crash on Mt Alta, near Wanaka, are expected
to be completed today or tomorrow morning.
Cardrona Valley farmers are being advised by police to check
their stock, after a reported theft of sheep.
Three Transport Accident Investigation Commission
investigators spent five hours yesterday on the side of Mt
Alta, near Wanaka, inspecting the Helicopter Line helicopter
that crashed on Saturday.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council came under fire at a
hearing in Wanaka yesterday over changes it is proposing to
its navigation safety bylaw.
Imenerd Boem and Sverre Haeve are perfect examples of the
benefits already flowing from a change in status for the
Merino Muster cross-country ski race at the Snow Farm.
The earthquake-related problems with Wanaka's community
swimming pool have disrupted progress on the controversial
plan for administering the Lake Wanaka lakeshore.
With the weather in the lowlands inconsistently cold this
winter, curlers have had to look to the highlands.
Who would have thought flying model aircraft might one day be
a job? But by the end of this month, one of 20 Otago
applicants for just such a job will be starting work.
The eight-time winner of the Race to the Sky hill climb at
Cardrona just might compete next April in a car running on
electricity rather than petrol.
A start is due in about a month on the long-awaited extension
to Wanaka's skateboard park on Pembroke Park.
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