Like a phoenix from the ashes, the controversial Cardrona bra
fence is rising once more.
The Cardrona community has been ''really let down'' by the
Queenstown Lakes District Council, which failed in its bid to
buy abandoned sections in the village, a local publican says.
The man being praised in New Zealand climbing circles for his
''incredible'' solo ascent in Mt Aspiring National Park on
Friday inadvertently triggered a major search and rescue
operation a day later.
Today it is 220ha of dry grass, kanuka, wilding pines and
Swimmers are venting their frustrations over the closure of
Wanaka's community pool and demanding answers from the
Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Former Southland district mayor Frana Cardno has been
discharged from Dunedin Hospital where she had been
transferred after falling ill during an overseas trip.
Contact Energy has offered proponents of a riverside park
near Luggate five more weeks to find the money to buy land
for their conservation project.
A search for a man thought to be missing in the Mt Aspiring
National Park at the weekend was called off after several
hours when it was discovered the climber was not overdue from
his expedition after all.
The likely loss of another alpine hut in the Aoraki/Mt Cook
National Park is a serious blow for back-country enthusiasts,
a leading mountain guide says.
Stabilisation work is continuing at two slip sites on State
Highway 6 between Haast and Hawea.
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