A West Coast farmer who stood
trial in March for his part in the starvation and death of
nearly 800 cows has been found guilty, in a reserved judgment
released to the Ministry of Primary Industries today.
Builders and building materials are in short supply on the
West Coast, the result of a mad scramble to patch up roofs
left gaping after an unprecedented storm cut a trail of
damage over 400km from Karamea to Fox Glacier.
Haast Hollyford Highway Ltd director Durham Havill is
confident the proposed road on its own could ''easily'' draw
close to one million visitors a year to the West Coast;
double the current total tourist numbers to the region.