First it was Shaun. Now comes Samson - yet another Australian
sheep trying to snatch New Zealand's claim to the world's
Dutch snowboarder Coen van Rosmalen (24), who died after
being struck by a taxi in Wanaka at the weekend, had a strong
effect on everyone he met in his short time in the resort, a
friend said yesterday.
A dutchman hit and killed by a taxi in Wanaka on Sunday was
not ''staggering drunk'' and may have been on the road
because of a ''prior event'', police say.
A young man who died after being hit by a car in Wanaka
overnight has been named by police.
Shrek owner John Perriam this month came close to calling off
a display of the hermit merino's mounted remains planned for
Wanaka search and rescue volunteers carried out their fourth
serious job in as many weeks yesterday after a teenager fell
about 150m down a steep gully at Treble Cone skifield.
Nearly 4000 snowsports injury claims have been lodged with
ACC so far this winter, with the Queenstown Lakes district
the top location for accidents.
The Cardrona Valley Race to the Sky motorsport hill climb
will be revived next year and multiple past winner
''Monster'' Tajima, of Japan, will return to defend his
The future of an alpine hut on Aoraki/Mt Cook extensively
damaged in a rock avalanche last month will not be known
Tree felling has resumed at the entrance to Wanaka, after
developer Allan Dippie was found to be acting in accordance
with his resource consent.
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