30 days ago

Should Go Orange be allowed to use Unimogs on Skippers Rd?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

The local council is investigating the planned use of 10-tonne Unimogs to carry tourists on a Queenstown road described as one of the world's most treacherous drives.

Go Orange plans to transport up to 20 people in each of the Mercedes Benz trucks along Skippers Rd, through the Skippers Canyon, to go whitewater rafting on the Shotover River.

Some worry the 22-kilometre historic road is too narrow for the Unimogs and that they are not suitable to be used on the bridge at Deep Creek. But Go Orange says the Unimogs were selected to replace old buses because of their "capabilities, suitability and safety".

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17 hours ago

World Famous in New Zealand: Queenstown's Shotover Canyon Swing

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

This is the highest cliff jump in the world.

Yes, that's right: a 109m cliff that you jump off, of your own volition. Not to plunge to your demise at the bottom, naturally – you're attached by ropes and a harness, so that when you reach the maximum length – 100m below the jump platform and well short of the surface of the Shotover River you're heading for so rapidly – you glide into a pleasing swing.

1 day ago

Memorials for your loved one.

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Come and view the extensive range of headstones at Avenal Park Funeral Home.

We have a variety of shapes, sizes and colours - black, grey, green, blues and reds and some unique designs. We work with you - from your ideas, through to the layout and design process and onto the installation stage.

Avenal Park Funeral Home are registered Monumental Masons and we are available to work in cemeteries throughout Southland and Otago.

We also offer a cleaning and restoration service for existing headstones.

Please phone us on 03 218 9021 to arrange a time for you to discuss your requirements and to look through our showroom at Avenal Park Funeral Home, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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1 day ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

Should horse racing be banned?
  • 29.9% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    29.9% Complete
  • 14.8% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    14.8% Complete
  • 4.2% I don’t have an opinion
    4.2% Complete
  • 51.1% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    51.1% Complete
1432 votes