Neil Jackson

Land-tag scrap

Resentment's building over Queenstown's council imposing on thousands of property owners. As part of the district plan review, the council's told 2600 Wakatipu landowners, without warning, their land's within a wahi tupuna site of "particular cultural and ancestral significance" to...

Moa bone find gnaws family

Extinct for more than 500 years, New Zealand's flightless moa bird has returned to the Wakatipu – at least in skeleton form. Builder's labourer Neil Jackson found a moa's lower leg bone on one of Queenstown's oldest habitable properties. He unearthed the...
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