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A fire in a Queenstown forest on Saturday was "within minutes" of becoming a major blaze threatening a luxurious lodge. The fire started at 2pm near Matakauri Lodge, off Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd, after hot ashes were placed on a rubbish heap. The five-star...

Who started it?

This aerial shot shows the aftermath of Tuesday's raging scrub fire on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road. Eight choppers and 50 firefighters from across the region tackled the blaze, which left Head of the Lake residents stranded and without power. It is likely to...
Glenorchy has been cut off by a major scrub fire burning out of control near Queenstown this morning. The small southern settlement at the foot of Lake Wakatipu is without power and road access as a fire, which started about...
A large fire which caused extensive damage to the Jacks Point Clubhouse, which also housed the golf course pro shop, in August was blamed on a chimney flue's incorrect installation about a decade ago. The Fire Investigation Report, released to...

Aussie pulls woman from car

A quick-thinking Australian tourist has emerged as a hero after a fiery three-car crash near Queenstown yesterday. Senior Constable Terry Erceg, of Queenstown, says the Aussie pulled the 29-year-old woman driver - who is thought to have a broken arm - from...
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