Any trace of the unsavoury weather which has plagued the
beginning of 2014 in Queenstown disappeared on Saturday for
the 99th Lake Hayes A&P Show.
Antony Sproull may still describe himself as ''new to
flying'' but last night he returned from a 10-day journey
co-piloting a near-new $2 million Cessna Caravan from Athens,
Greece, to Queenstown.
Unusual for the opening of a $30 million centre attended by
Acting Prime Minister Bill English was a lack of footwear
that was almost de rigueur for guests at the ceremony.
Sydney twins Imogen and Freya Wadlow (18) have a busy week
ahead of them.
A 25-year-old French tourist spent a cold and wet night
''hunkered down'' in the bush near the Routeburn Track on
Throughout Otago, people with a love of food and fresh
produce are turning out amazing products. For some it is just
a hobby, for others it has turned into their livelihood.
Christina McDonald reports.
Department of Conservation staff will today continue planning
a detour around the flooded parts of the Dart Valley Track
following a landslip at Sandy Bluff, about 10km above
The Earnslaw Park toilets will serve a dual purpose on
Sunday, January 19 when an Arrowtown artist's series of
digital text paintings depicting the female form is exhibited
in the cubicles.
It is thought a dog may have bumped the handbrake of a house
bus parked near Queenstown yesterday evening, resulting in
the vehicle rolling 10m backwards into a ditch.
For 10 years Stu Tripney has tried unsuccessfully to catch a
fish he refers to as his ''best mate'' and he guesses the
fish probably only has another few years to live.
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