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Minutes from death

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A fire investigator says residents of a Huff Street house who lost everything in a Queenstown fire early on Saturday were just minutes away from possible death. About 25 volunteer firefighters from Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown, Cromwell and Alexandra...

Bigger stick solves issue

By MATTHEW MCKEW False alarms that see Queenstown’s volunteer firefighters called out at all hours for burnt toast are falling, in part due to strict rules that can see hotels lose their building warrant of fitness. Fire chiefs used to issue...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A Queenstown aviator's invention is tantalisingly close to becoming certified by Civil Aviation Authority, to become an official data recorder. Over The Top helicopter boss Louisa 'Choppy' Patterson came up with the idea for 'Eye In The Sky' after...
Bob Robertson was just a teenager when he put up his hand to volunteer for the Queenstown fire brigade. Sixty years on, after becoming the longest-serving fire volly in the Otago-Southland region's history, he's hanging up his helmet. His unprecedented service...
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