Lucy Ibbotson

Big Ben congratulated

There are no hard feelings from Shrek the sheep's camp in Tarras towards Twizel merino Big Ben, who has officially snatched Shrek's unofficial world record for the heaviest fleece.

Council decides it was barking up wrong tree

Council decides it was barking up wrong tree

Luggate Staffordshire-cross Bohdi was likely celebrating with a dog treat last night, after the Queenstown Lakes District Council decided he was not a threat.

Big Ben calls time on Shrek's fleece record

Big Ben calls time on Shrek's fleece record

Despite recent Australian claims to the world's woolliest sheep title, record-holder Shrek, of Tarras, has been officially beaten by a fellow New Zealander from just 100km up the road.

Kayakers delighted with finding

Central Otago kayakers are ''delighted'' a proposed electricity substation near the Hawea Whitewater Park has been deemed inappropriate by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Reprieve sought for 'people dog'

Reprieve sought for 'people dog'

To muzzle or not to muzzle?

Sculptor aims for essence of Shrek

Sculptor aims for essence of Shrek

Capturing the ''multi-faceted personality'' of New Zealand's most high-profile sheep was a challenge relished by sculptor Minhal Halabi.

'Clear conscience always better'

'Clear conscience always better'

Danielle Oylear has urged the driver believed to be involved in the death of her partner Rutger Hale last year to clear their conscience.

Projectile came off vehicle

Projectile came off vehicle

The mystery object which killed driver Rutger Telford Hale on State Highway 6 near Lake Hawea last year almost certainly came from an oncoming vehicle and caused the ''most unusual wound'' a pathologist had seen in 30 years of practice.

South Pacific Meats to pay $20,000 for blocking union site access

Southland meat processor South Pacific Meats (SPM) has been ordered to pay $20,000 for blocking union workers from its Awarua plant.

Mystery death object probably from car

Mystery death object probably from car

The mystery object which killed Rutger Telford Hale while he was driving on State Highway 6 near Lake Hawea last year almost certainly came from an oncoming vehicle.