The avalanche dogs of the Southern Lakes region and their
handlers spent yesterday dangling on 20m strops, or
long-lines, beneath helicopters as they undertook a refresher
course at Treble Cone skifield.
Landcare Research is confident it has found a way to kill
just as many rabbits per hectare as current methods but using
two-thirds less 1080 poison, and at half the cost.
All the economic news out of Europe might be bad, but that
does not seem to be impacting negatively on business
confidence in Wanaka.
A busy year for Wanaka Search and Rescue volunteers has been
underscored by police statistics released at the
organisation's annual meeting this week.
A Wanaka college pupil has taken second place in a
competition to find New Zealand's best adventure film for the
Otago conservator Marian van der Goes yesterday laid out how
the Department of Conservation is intent on getting along
with its high-country neighbours.
The growing popularity of homeowners generating electricity
from the sun via photovoltaic panels has led Meridian Energy
to consider cutting the rate it pays for home-generated
"It's like stealing one of my children."
The cattle-stop near the top of the Crown Range road between
Wanaka and Queenstown is likely to disappear when the road is
upgraded next summer.
People who might enjoy a late-evening drink along Lake
Wanaka's foreshore will be out of luck if a police proposal
gets the backing of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
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