Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Exhilarating displays as weather bullet dodged

Exhilarating displays as weather bullet dodged

At 7am on day one of the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, Jurgis Kairys and his aerobatics plane were in Blenheim.

Jet-racer says he'll be back

Jet-racer says he'll be back

New Zealand has not seen the last of round-the-pylons jet racing, says John ''Johnny Rocket'' Kokshoorn.

Drivers behave

Wanaka police have reported a relatively trouble-free weekend despite the large number of people who were in town for the Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow.

Getting the show off the ground

Getting the show off the ground

"We'd be putting up fences, and filling in rabbit holes, and putting up tents, and filling in rabbit holes, and putting up signs and filling in rabbit holes ...''

Jets the showstoppers at Warbirds

Jets the showstoppers at Warbirds

The Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow has signalled it is moving firmly into the jet age.

Wanaka company mourns Sherpas lost on Everest

Wanaka company mourns Sherpas lost on Everest

A Mt Everest expedition run by a Wanaka-based company is mourning the loss of three of its Sherpas in an avalanche which engulfed 30 people.

No weather worries for Warbirds

No weather worries for Warbirds

Contrary to rumours, today's Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow has not been cancelled because of bad weather.

'Totally worth it' as shops flout law

'Totally worth it' as shops flout law

If inspectors from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment were in Wanaka yesterday, almost every retailer in the resort will face fines for breaching Easter trading laws.

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