There's no business like snow business for apres-ski
season speculation, and as Otago Daily Times Wanaka
bureau chief Mark Price reports, this year has begun with a
blizzard of ideas about what's going on in the Cardrona
An Otago scientist has buried more than 800 Lipton tea bags
on a mountainside near Wanaka to help her study climate
''Oh, you pretty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,
we love you.''
The Cardrona Ski Resort is looking ahead to an extra-long
winter thanks to $2 million worth of new equipment.
On average, 16 ''display'' pilots die at airshows
internationally each year.
The Queenstown man who fell 30-40m from a rocky outcrop on
the Pisa Range, near Cardrona, at 1.30am on Sunday was
''seriously lucky'' to survive, according to Wanaka Senior
constable Ian Henderson.
''Ambivalent'' is the word Haast garage operator Eamonnd
Johnston says best sums up his thoughts on the prospect of a
new road linking South Westland with Fiordland.
A big Samoan man from Wellington called Ben has two ''skinny
white boys'' to thank for surviving the Clutha River.
Dr Barbara Anderson is a scientist who makes no bones about
A north Island man in his 30s nearly drowned in the Clutha
River at Albert Town yesterday afternoon.
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