Job losses and the early closure of Macraes Mine could be the
consequence of proposed changes to groundwater allocation in
Otago, Oceana Gold representatives told a hearings panel in
Southern Lakes Helicopters pilot Sir Richard ``Hannibal''
Hayes, of Te Anau, is made a Knight Companion of the New
Zealand Order of Merit for services to search and rescue
and the community by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae at
a ceremony at Government House in Wellington yesterday.
A consortium representing more than 30,000 trampers, hunters,
mountaineers and mountain bikers is inviting outdoor groups
to bid for a slice of a $700,000 grant for upgrading
backcountry huts and tracks on public conservation land.