Queenstown plane emergency: Tears, vomit and panic

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Posted 19 June, 2024

Passengers on a dramatic trans-Tasman flight that appeared to catch fire after leaving Queenstown on Monday have recounted the horror aboard the plane, with one fearing it was about to "break in two".

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Posted 20 June, 2024

Police have been busy this week intercepting hungry, young light-fingered, overseas backpackers and credit card fraudsters, also freeing a teenager who couldn’t break out after she broke in.

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Posted 19 June, 2024

The countdown is on with one week to go until the Matariki celebrations in Arrowtown (Kā- Muriwai) take place on Friday, 28 June.

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Posted 19 June, 2024

A Virgin Australia Boeing 737 aircraft bound for Melbourne, Australia, which reportedly encountered a bird strike while taking-off from Queenstown Airport, didn't dump any fuel ahead of its emergency landing at Invercargill Airport on Monday night.

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Posted 18 June, 2024

Volunteer South is excited to celebrate Te Wiki Tūao a Motu National Volunteer Week 16-22 June. This year’s theme ‘Whiria Te Tangata- Weaving the People Together’ perfectly represents the role volunteering plays in the uniquely diverse Whakatipu community, a constantly evolving mix of short-term, long-term, Kiwis and immigrants.

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Posted 17 June, 2024

NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival returns from Friday. The programme will run across Wānaka and Queenstown, and will bring something for everyone, hoping to inspire, entertain and move you, through the films and speakers. Most importantly they want to inspire you to pursue your own adventures.

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Posted 10 June, 2024

Arrowtown-raised Holly Arrowsmith is making waves in the country music world. She recently picked up her second APRA Best Country Music Song award, re-establishing her in the ranks of past winners Tami Neilson, Reb Fountain and Jenny Mitchell.

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