27 days ago

Company not 'fully comfortable' using Unimogs on notorious Skippers Rd

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Plans to use 10-tonne Unimogs to transport whitewater rafters on a notorious Queenstown road are on hold because the company is not "fully comfortable" with the trip.

Adventure tourism company Go Orange wants to drive the 20-seater trucks into Skipper's Canyon on the 22-kilometre Skippers Rd, which was hand carved by early goldminers.

The company was not yet using Mercedes Benz Unimogs commercially in Skippers, manager Luke Taylor said.

"We're still in the process of training and evaluation and development of the product."

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15 hours ago

"Tis the season to support local"

Ecomailbox

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a central directory of locally-made, ethically-produced and upcycled gift ideas?

Well, hold the phone - Makers & Local by Ecomailbox have done exactly this, and it’s EPIC! There’s gifts broken into categories, DIY ideas, an eco advent calendar, social enterprises to support, low-waste gift wrapping inspo, and even gorgeous must-see beaches to explore over summer.

Plus 24 of NZ’s eco bloggers have shared their tips for a Merry Mindful Christmas. From great crafty activities, DIY gifts & acts of kindness to celebrate the festive month of December more mindfully and sustainably.

Read more in the Makers & Local guide now.
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1 day ago

Poll: Should Lime scooters be allowed in Queenstown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Lime e-scooters could get a six-month trial in Queenstown, despite being withdrawn from Auckland streets amid safety concerns.

District councillors will this week consider a restrictive memorandum of understanding to allow the company to operate in Queenstown on a trial basis.

The scooters would only be allowed to operate between 5am and 10pm and will need to be moved from streets by 11pm.

What do you think of the proposal? Tell us in the comments below.

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1 day ago

A time to remember…

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

“A time to reflect and remember that those gone before us, will be with us forever”.

Avenal Park Funeral Home staff invite families and friends to join us at a combined Remembrance Service in the Victoria Rooms at the Civic Theatre - Tay Street, Invercargill on Thursday, 12 December 2019, commencing at 6.00pm.

You can light a candle in remembrance of your loved one and join us afterwards for light refreshments.

This service has been organised by the Southland Loss and Grief Centre (Invercargill) and is supported by local funeral homes; Avenal Park Funeral Home and Macdonald and Weston along with the Invercargill City Council.

Avenal Park Funeral Home also has a remembrance tree available for those who would like to write a message in memory of their loved one.

Please call into our office – Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.

If you would like us to write a card on your behalf, please phone us on 03 218 9021.
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