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2014-07-18 23:05:16

Active Adventures New Zealand has been offering New Zealand hiking trips for two decades, and the jewel in the crown is the Ultimate South Island Adventure ‘Rimu’ trip. Since 1995, more than 5,000 travellers have joined the ‘Rimu’ adventure tour to hike, bike and kayak through parks, valleys, bays and backroads. Queenstown, Otago (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Leading adventure tour operator, Active Adventures, mark a milestone as they celebrate 20 years of small group adventure tours....

2014-01-07 23:27:14

Vertical Consultants welcomes the Town of Queenstown to its municipality cell tower client list. Queenstown, Maryland (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Vertical Consultants, a telecom consulting firm, is proud to announce the addition of the Town of Queenstown to its client list. Representatives from the Town of Queenstown engaged the experts at Vertical Consultants with questions and concerns related to telecom leases located on municipality properties. President and Founder of Vertical...

2008-09-10 15:00:17

By JAMIESON, Debbie in Queenstown A$1.2 MILLION plan to redirect the Shotover River and help mitigate flooding in Queenstown came a step closer to reality this week. The Otago Regional Council agreed to prepare resource consent applications to allow the construction of a "training wall" to shift the flow of the river, extract large amounts of gravel and remove three willow islands. The plan involves the removal of up to 1 million cubic metres of gravel, sand and organic material from...

2008-09-05 15:00:20

I WAS intrigued to read in your paper (August 21) that Queenstown Mayor Clive Geddes believes low-fare airlines like Pacific Blue would have a similar (negative) impact to budget accommodation for Queenstown. Since Pacific Blue launched New Zealand domestic services in November 2007 the main centre airports have enjoyed increases in domestic passenger numbers of up to 30 percent. Dunedin Airport recently reported 20 percent domestic passenger growth since Pacific Blue began services on...

2008-08-01 18:00:24

By FEA, Sue `It will be extraordinary to do jet operations at night into Queenstown Airport.' Captain Dave Morgan QUEENSTOWN would be one of very few mountainous terrain airports in the world to have night flights if they proved feasible, Air New Zealand's general manager of airline operations and safety Captain Dave Morgan said last night. He told a public business meeting it could take anything from six months up to two years to work through the necessary planning and consent...

2008-07-30 15:01:07

By FEA, Sue SOARING electricity bills have horrified several Southland and Queenstown residents. Reports of Garston Gig Cafe owner Tony Corbett's whopping $1100 power bill in The Southland Times on Saturday sparked reports of similar horrendous power bill increases, two in Invercargill, another in northern Southland and at least one in the Queenstown area. Invercargill grandmother Gayle Nel said yesterday she and her husband were shocked to receive a $672 Contact Energy power bill for...

2008-07-30 15:00:35

By GILLESPIE, Sean AT the age of 16 Hannah Lobb has just returned from England helping develop a United Nations' child-protection policy. Tomorrow she speaks at an internet safety conference in Queenstown. The Invercargill schoolgirl will present some of her group's findings on cyberbullying and net safety to the Netsafe annual conference. Those findings come from the International Youth Advisory Congress, held in England last week. The congress, which looked at online safety, saw...

2008-07-20 15:00:31

By HEATHER, Ben in Queenstown ONE person died, another broke her pelvis and a third had a collapsed lung, but afterwards they were all smiles and laughs. Twenty GPs were thrown into a simulated accident scene outside Frankton yesterday, as part of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Annual Conference in Queenstown. With a bus supposedly colliding with a car, the visiting doctors were busy helping 10 actor-patients survive the aftermath. Organisers threw extra...

2008-06-16 15:00:40

By HINE, Will in Queenstown THE principals of two Queenstown schools say early winter enrolments are unseasonally high this year and are placing a strain on already crowded classrooms. Wakatipu High School principal Lyn Cooper said 32 new pupils had enrolled or pre-enrolled since May 5. A seasonal influx was expected closer to July, making May's new arrivals a bit premature, she said. Twenty students had "already arrived on the doorstep" while the other 12 were due to arrive. Ms...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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