While in New Zealand, German tourist Paul Zeller had his car
crushed by a 120-year-old Lombardy poplar and now
arrangements have been made for him to plant native trees,
some of which could live for 1000 years.
The appearance of Lake Esplanade could soon be very
different, as an arborist's report recommends four
''high-risk'' Lombardy poplar trees growing in St Omer Park
be removed and the remaining 17 removed in stages.
Wakatipu High School pupils (from left) Theo Baumfield (14),
Will Gloag (15), Samuel Kelly (15) and Yuta Honda (15) are
polishing their act as they prepare to open for Lynyrd
Skynyrd, 10cc and Starship next month.
Two German visitors whose $1400 car was crushed by a tree
which had been growing on a Queenstown Lakes District Council
park say they have been given $70 for parts, free towing, and
a free bungy jump each.