On some of the mornings Linda Wheeler spends behind the
counter at Artisans Co-operative Studio there are no
There are two strange things about rabbit expert Peter
Preston's impending trip to Macquarie Island, about halfway
between New Zealand and the Antarctic in the Southern Ocean.
After a ''long, hard'' 24 years with the Clutha District
Council, chief executive Charles Hakkaart has resigned,
effective from January 10.
One of the country's leading experts in mountain safety is
likely to be called in to determine whether a permanent
safety rope should be installed along the treacherous Cascade
Saddle in the Mt Aspiring National Park, west of Wanaka.
"Renewable energy'' will be given the stamp of respectability
by having its very own chapter in the new Queenstown Lakes
District Council district plan.
The New Zealand Transport Agency has accepted new safety
barriers it installed around the summit of the Lindis Pass on
State Highway 8 mean it takes longer to clear the road of
While farmers were being flown into the back country to
rescue their stock from the snow last month, police were
doing the same thing for a different reason.
Upper Clutha naturist George Clinch claims a neighbour is
using cattle to try to run him off the land he has been
camping on for the past seven years.
The organiser of Wanaka's biggest annual athletic event -
Challenge Wanaka - is leaving town this weekend for
Operators of southern skifields will be hoping for a little
bit of bonding in the mountains this weekend to counter the
danger from avalanches.
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