Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Queenstown leads offers of organs

Queenstown leads offers of organs

Queenstown-lakes District residents are more likely to indicate yes to organ donation on their driver's licence than any other New Zealand district.

Doc to start 1080 control operation on Aug 25

Doc to start 1080 control operation on Aug 25

The Department of Conservation will begin an aerial 1080 control operation in the upper Wakatipu in about a month.

Pest control prompted

Pest control prompted

An urgent 1080 pest eradication programme is planned for the Waikaia Forest, in Northern Southland, after a surprise find of threatened mohua.

Warbirds flying high

Warbirds flying high

RaafHawk jet pilot Flight Lieutenant David Bowen-Thomas takes part in the 2014 Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, which has been named by the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals as a finalist in its ''best New Zealand-owned major event'' category.

Toast to priest at burial in favourite garden

Toast to priest at burial in favourite garden

Long-serving Catholic priest Father Brian Fenton knew what he wanted in life, and in death it was no different.

Conservation group aims to build unity

Conservation group aims to build unity

A task force has been set up in Wanaka to create more co-ordination and collaboration between the dozens of groups each working on their own conservation projects.

Wind wreaks havoc across region

Wind wreaks havoc across region

Wind wreaked havoc in the Queenstown area yesterday, downing trees and powerlines, closing roads and skifields, and forcing flights to be diverted and cancelled.

Region battered by fierce winds

Region battered by fierce winds

Strong northwest winds are creating problems in Otago today, felling power lines, fanning a large scrub fire and prompting warnings for motorists.

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