Christina McDonald

Youth trust seeks more funds

The Wakatipu Youth Trust, which runs the Youth Booth, desperately needs more funding or staff numbers could be cut back.

Loss of childhood home a body blow

Loss of childhood home a body blow

''Punched in the gut'' was how Marijke Miller described hearing that the old homestead in which she grew up and contained so many family memories had suffered afreak power surge and was burning to the ground.

Knighthood out of the blue

Knighthood out of the blue

New knight and Southern Lakes Helicopters pilot Richard ''Hannibal'' Hayes seldom knows exactly what is next on the horizon.

Cool time caged in Queenstown

Cool time caged in Queenstown

The frost on parts of Frankton Rd, in Queenstown, does not disappear even during daylight hours at this time of year in Queenstown.

Jackson supports Paradise rebuild

Jackson supports Paradise rebuild

Hollywood heavyweight and New Zealand director Sir Peter Jackson has sent a message of support for rebuilding the Paradise Homestead.

Progress at school gains ERO praise

Progress at school gains ERO praise

Wakatipu High School's principal is delighted by the school's latest Education Review Office report.

Relief and celebration after two-year battle

With the odds overcome, Manapouri's Ruth Shaw was overjoyed at yesterday's Government decision to refuse the Fiordland monorail.

Motorists praised for handling of icy roads

Police praised the response of drivers and contractors this week following the first big snowfall for the year, which brought warnings of black ice.

Decision dismays skydive company

NZone's bid to increase its skydiving capacity by operating more flights has been refused by the Environment Court, leaving the company ''incredibly disappointed''.

Sisters making a splash

Sisters making a splash

Sisters Molly (12) and Ashlea (9) Law started their competitive swimming training in Bali with an Olympic-level coach.