Short, cold days; long, cold nights - winter conditions in
Queenstown are perfect for mountain biker Erin Greene (32).
A Wanaka man found to be mentally unfit to plead to charges
in the Queenstown District Court a week ago is still
''languishing'' in a remand cell in Invercargill Prison,
despite recommendations he be sent to Dunedin's Wakari
The names of two Upper Clutha climbers have been linked with
a plan to recover the body of an American climber that has
lain in the ''death zone'' on Mt Everest for 18 years.
The once highly popular Cardrona Valley international Race to
the Sky might be revived after a seven-year hiatus.
The Ministry of Education has begun the process of appointing
a commissioner to replace the board of trustees of Wanaka
Former minister of conservation Helen Clark says she has ''no
recollection whatsoever'' of the Haast-Hollyford road reserve
being removed from maps during her tenure.
Police believe ''driver error'' was the most likely cause of
the crash in which highly rated 17-year-old Arrowtown
snowboarder Hamish Bagley died on February 16.
A vehicle towing eight rowing skiffs on a trailer overturned
about 4km south of the summit of the Lindis Pass about 10am
In one corner, Wellington management consultant Ian Dickson;
in the other corner, Auckland economist Fraser Colegrave.
''Who removed the Haast-Hollyford
road reserve from the official maps in 1989-90, and did they
do it legally?''
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