Queenstown Lakes News

Girl flown to hospital after tree fall

Girl flown to hospital after tree fall

A 5-year-old girl was flown to Dunedin Hospital with head trauma today after falling from a tree in Central Otago.

'Missing' Dunedin student safe

A 21-year-old Dunedin student running the Routeburn Track made it out safely today after being delayed by the weather, police say.

Wanaka firm's stranded workers evacuated

Wanaka firm's stranded workers evacuated

All 31 members of the Wanaka-based Adventure Consultants climbing team who were stranded on Mt Everest following Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal have been evacuated to base camp.

Search continues for missing tramper

Search continues for missing tramper

Teams of search and rescue volunteers, police and search dogs are still combing the area where a missing tramper was last seen in Mt Aspiring National Park two days ago.

Wanaka firm's workers die on Everest

Wanaka firm's workers die on Everest

Five Nepalese employees of Wanaka mountain guiding company Adventure Consultants were killed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, but five New Zealand climbers on an Everest expedition with the company are unharmed.

Australasian blippers get together at inaugural meet

Australasian blippers get together at inaugural meet

Walking Wombat, Cycling Granny and Mama Hen were among those photographing a Wanaka garden on Saturday, during the first Australasian Blip meet.

Diverse groups came together

 Diverse groups came together

The 7am dawn service at the newly-renovated war memorial on the Lake Hawea peninsula attracted more than 600 people.

Tough conditions test runners

Tough conditions test runners

Atrocious weather conditions did not deter runners in the 12th annual Routeburn Classic, held on Saturday and won by Queenstown resident Hywel Dinnick, originally from Wales.

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