Marty Black

Rescuers put at risk

Queenstown's Harbourmaster says people who need rescuing because of "their own stupidity'' should have to foot the bill. His comments followed the rescue of two men who got caught in rapids after heading out on the Kawarau River on an...
Government scientists are developing a plan to keep the invasive lake weed lagarosiphon out of Lake Wakatipu. Three sections of the upper Kawarau River have been cordoned off with buoys to restrict lagarosiphon - also known as South African oxygen...

Island getaway

A Queenstowner building an unconsented tree hut on a willow island in Lake Wakatipu is at loggerheads with authorities. Glenn Raymond's structure just off the Frankton foreshore is hidden by dense trees. He says he's "just a good old Kiwi boy"...
A group rescued from Lake Wakatipu yesterday have been described as "halfwits". Four people got into difficulty due to bad weather and windy conditions. Three capsized from their plastic yellow skiffs. One wasn't wearing a life-jacket. Wayne Perkins, co-owner of Million Dollar...
Advertisement
Advertisement