Despite battling breast cancer, Wanaka woman Anna Brent has a
lofty goal in mind - to summit Mt Aspiring for a second time.
Today her son, Allan Brent, will undertake the ascent for
her, albeit a simulated version in the heart of Auckland.
Overseas trips, child care, a pending birth and other
commitments affecting witnesses' availability in an
Environment Court hearing at Wanaka this week were considered
by Judge Jon Jackson yesterday after illness prevented the
counsel for one of the appellants from attending.