Emergency services

Relief, sadness at Ohau

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown architect whose holiday home survived the huge blaze that swept through Lake Ohau Alpine Village this week says it’s a miracle no one died. Ian Adamson says it’s ‘‘raw’’ to talk about because his family is...

Heroes hailed

By PHILIP CHANDLER Restaurant staff and a holidaying nurse are being praised for stepping up to the plate to revive a heart attack victim in Queenstown this week. An Aucklander in her mid-50s had been dining at Blue Kanu with her...
The sisters of a Queenstown parapenter who died last month say they have been overwhelmed by support and are suffering "hug fatigue". GForce Paragliding pilot Ben Letham, 26, originally from Scotland, died on April 22 after crashing while on a solo recreational flight. One of his...
Emergency services staff who responded to a fatal worksite incident near Queenstown on Monday were faced with "unique" circumstances as they worked to save the life of a second man, a senior firefighter says. Phillip Anderson (Andy) Loving, 63, an...
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