Great bales of fire are the last thing you want to see in
your rear-vision mirror when you're steaming down the
highway, driving a truck-and-trailer unit loaded with straw.
A mother and her 2-year-old child had a lucky escape from
their burning home in Ranfurly this morning but a severely
burnt dog had to be put down.
A year on from the opening of the $25 million Highlands
Motorsport Park, owner Tony Quinn says the facility has
proved ''twice as good as I thought it would be''.
The Easter Bunny won this round.
He described himself as ''a wee bit rusty'' but Inky Tulloch
and his 5.5 tonne racing truck were the stars of the show at
the first Highlands Fling.
Central Otago Easter bunnies proved too wily for their
hunters this year.
Good Friday morning, muddy utes parked around Alexandra's
Pioneer Park ... must be the time of year when the Southern
Hopper Stoppers do battle with the Wandering Wabbiters.
The deal between Northburn Station vineyard and Cloudy Bay
Vineyards is still ''on'' despite the property near Cromwell
being advertised for sale.
Rabbits, racing and riesling will be the focus for thousands
of visitors to Central Otago at Easter.
In an unusual move, the organiser of this weekend's Clyde
Wine and Food Harvest Festival has appealed decisions
granting one special liquor licence for the event but
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