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By GUY WILLIAMS Wakatipu Anglers Club’s annual beginners’ course is a ‘‘gateway drug’’ for the sport of flyfishing, a club member says. Club vice-president Mike McCann says many of those who’ve done the all-day course have gone on to join the...
Last week Queenstown Airport celebrated its 85th anniversary. The aerodrome was established in 1935 by a community organisation, the Frankton Aerodrome Board, which over the years reinvented itself several times to become the Queenstown Airport Corporation of today. In preparing to...
By GUY WILLIAMS A consortium of predator control and conservation groups is working on an ambitious project to eradicate and intensively control predators across a massive swathe of country between Queenstown and Hawea. An independent study it commissioned concludes a 'Southern Lakes...
Last November, Otago Regional Council held an extraordinary meeting to hear from Professor Peter Skelton, tasked with judging whether its water planning framework was fit for purpose. It needed to deal with "deemed permits" (historic mining privileges), expiring in October...
Alexa Forbes in her article on wai worries for the region (MS, April 30 click here to read more) ended her piece with the injunction that the blame game is not helpful and everyone will need to change. This is...
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