Airport addition

Sir Tim Wallis yesterday had the honour of adding a rhododendron to improvements being made to the entrance to Wanaka Airport.

New floodlights, security cameras and automatic gates have been installed, and new landscaping is nearing completion.

Sir Tim said his mother, Janice, who died in 1991, had been a fan of rhododendrons, although roses were her ''great passion'' and roses bred in her name were growing at the airport.