The ship stuck in thick ice in the Antarctic for almost two
weeks has arrived back in Bluff with 22 Russian crew members
aboard, but the passengers who were helicoptered off it are
still far from home.
Some of the hundreds of people who visited Invercargill's
oldest surviving wooden house during an open day on Saturday
had special tour guides - the great-grandson and
great-great-grandson of the home's original owner.
Owen Saunders has urgent work to do. One of the massive gears
on his pride and joy - a 6hp, three-speed, 1911 Burrell steam
traction engine - has split and he wants the engine running
again in time for two public outings soon.
While most New Zealand drivers transport children only in
approved car seats, an Otago-Southland Plunket manager says
more than half of those seats are not being used correctly,
putting children at risk.