A young Briton is in a Christchurch spinal unit after
breaking his back in a Queenstown tree climbing fall.
The vehicle used by a child to car surf near Hokitika belongs
to a Wanaka man, police say.
Lex Perkins has spent the better part of 75 years doing
things for others.
Private jet passengers injected more than $7 million into the
Queenstown economy last year, with some spending about
$10,000 a day.
A shortage of aged care services in Wanaka is driving elderly
residents out of town and a new facility to meet increasing
demand is still 18 months away from opening.
The Queenstown man who fell 30-40m from a rocky outcrop on
the Pisa Range, near Cardrona, at 1.30am on Sunday was
''seriously lucky'' to survive, according to Wanaka Senior
constable Ian Henderson.
roading project costing millions of dollars and designed to
alleviate congestion and improve safety near Queenstown has
begun and is expected to be largely completed by winter.
Private jets have been turned away or asked to ''drop and
go'' at Queenstown Airport after a temporary terminal hit
capacity only seven months after being built.
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