A mountain biker in Hanmer Springs has become the latest person to spot what appears to be Canterbury’s elusive large black cat.
Christchurch osteopath Mark Orr, 25, said he was lifting his mountain bike over a fallen tree on the 780 metre Perseverance biking trail on Sunday when he saw a large cat about 50m away.
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North Canterbury vineyards The Crater Rim, Mount Brown Estates and Waiata have won five gold medals between them at this year’s New World Wine Awards, including two for 2019 pinot noir.
Normally considered the domain of Central Otago, this year there were no Central Otago pinot noir in the Top 50, but two from North Canterbury.
North Canterbury Wine Region chair Catherine Keith, also director of Mount Brown Estates, said this was a particularly great result for the area.
“This isn’t new to North Canterbury, we’ve actually been doing it for a really long time,’’ Keith said.
“Central Otago has a massive marketing budget, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only region making good pinot noir.’’