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  1. Police team camp overnight on NZ glacierRead the original story

    Yesterday | Yahoo!

    A recovery team is camping out overnight in a hut above New Zealand's Fox Glacier to try and recover the remaining three bodies from Saturday's helicopter crash. A 12-strong team from Alpine Cliff Rescue, police and drone operators landed on the glacier just after 11am local time on Wednesday.


  2. Crikey - NZ invited to be part of OzRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The New Zealand Herald

    Strewth. Can you imagine it, cobber? The All Blacks singing Advance Australia Fair before kick-off and then throwing a few prawns on the barbie at the after-match? As Andrew Little flew to Australia yesterday to address politicians today about Kiwis' lack of rights in their adopted country, an Aussie senator made a suggestion that would likely make the average bloke in his stubbies choke on his tinnie.


  3. Australian senator to NZ: 'join us'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The New Zealand Herald

    Labour Party leader Andrew Little is currently in Canberra lobbying for better treatment of New Zealand residents in Australia. Photo / Supplied Most Australians would support hardworking Kiwis becoming citizens - and if New Zealand wants closer ties it should become his country's seventh and eighth state, an Australian senator who helped review tough new deportation rules says.


  4. Fox Glacier crash: Bring him back - Pilot's familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 22 | The New Zealand Herald

    The family of the pilot killed in the Fox Glacier helicopter crash know they may never get his body back, but they hope authorities can bring him home. Mitch Gameren, 28, died alongside six tourists when the Alpine Adventures helicopter he was flying on a scenic trip plunged into a deep crevasse in the glacier on Saturday.


  5. British and Australian tourists among New Zealand chopper crash victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | Independent.ie

    Two British couples and two Australians are among seven people who died when a helicopter crashed on a scenic New Zealand glacier. Rescuers are working to recover the bodies from Fox Glacier, where the wreckage remained wedged in a crevasse.


  6. 4 Brits, 2 Australians die in New Zealand chopper crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | Cybercast News Service

    In this photo provided by New Zealand Police, the wreckage of a helicopter carrying tourists is seen crashed in a crevasse on Fox Glacier, a scenic glacier in South Island, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. All seven people, one pilot and six tourists, aboard the helicopter are believed to have been killed, police said.


  7. Police name the six tourists killed on Fox Glacier ....read moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | Southland Times

    West Coast police inspector John Canning speaks about the bad weather affecting search teams getting to the wreckage in Fox Glacier. They were Mitchell Paul Gameren of Queenstown, 28, Andrew Virco of Cambridge in England, 50, Katharine Walker of Cambridge in England, 51, Nigel Edwin Charlton of Hampshire, 66, Cynthia Charlton of Hampshire, 70, Leang Sovannmony of South Australia, 27, and Josephine GIbson of South Australia, 29. The 13km long Fox Glacier valley where a helicopter crashed on Saturday killing a local pilot and six tourists draws visitors from around the world.


  8. Poor NZ weather hampers body recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Poor weather is hampering efforts to recover the bodies of two Australians, four Britons and the New Zealand pilot from a helicopter crash high on Fox Glacier. Rescue teams tasked with recovering the bodies are on standby on Sunday morning due to poor weather conditions and crash investigators are waiting to get to the scene.


  9. Tributes for young pilot Mitch Gameren killed in crash in New Zealand glacierRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | Sydney Morning Herald

    West Coast police confirm a helicopter has crashed on Fox Glacier in New Zealand's South Island, killing all seven people on board. The young pilot with "a passion for flying" had just attended his close friend's funeral; now his family, too, is grieving.


  10. Hydro past a line to the futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | The Mercury

    Today, nine years after Lake Margaret was slated for closure, bus loads of tourists are heading deep into the bush to watch the century-old station generate electricity, explore the remnants of the once-bustling village and soak up the amazing scenery. West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers said the increased visits to Lake Margaret validated the community fight to keep it as a working proposition.


  11. 'Good guy' pilot perishes in chopper crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | The New Zealand Herald

    Tributes flowed last night for the young pilot who died, with six foreign tourists, after the helicopter they were in crashed on Fox Glacier. Mitch Gameren, 28, died with his passengers - believed to be two Australians and four from the United Kingdom - when the Alpine Adventures' aircraft they were in slammed into a heavily crevassed area 760m up the tourist destination.


  12. Australians on stag do in Queenstown arrested for assaultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 18 | Stuff.co.nz

    A stag do turned violent in Queenstown on Thursday morning with two men, from a group who had travelled from Australia, arrested for assault. Sergeant Linda Stevens, of Queenstown, said a 34-year-old Australian man was arrested and charged with assault with the intent to injured about 1am on Shotover St. The man was involved in an altercation before approaching a person walking by, punching them to the ground and kicking them.


  13. Plans to reopen Mt Lyell mine in limbo despite $25m government incentiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 18 | ABC News

    A multi-million-dollar financial assistance package from the Tasmanian Government has failed to trigger a reopening of the Mount Lyell Copper Mine on the state's west coast. The mine's owners, Copper Mines of Tasmania and parent company Vedanta, have deferred a decision on when to restart work because of plunging copper prices.


  14. Proving power of resilienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 7 | Examiner

    THE new Young Tasmanian of the Year Zac Lockhart wants to continue spreading the message that mental health and homelessness affect us all and that there are places to go for support. Young Tasmanian of the Year Zac Lockhart, 20, of Launceston, wants to continue to be an advocate for homelessness and mental health issues.


  15. Mt Lyell workers support mine EBARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 5 | The Advocate

    It was not a question of if mining would resume at the Queenstown copper mine, but when, Australian Workers' Union assistant branch secretary Robert Flanagan said yesterday. The vote meant mine operator Copper Mines of Tasmania had stability on labour costs for the next three years, he said.


  16. Brad Evans cements lead at tour of SouthlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 3 | Scoop

    The PowerNet rider proved a worthy wearer of the yellow jersey on the third stage from Riverton to Te Anau - first with his teammates and then with some powerful individual riding to keep himself at the sharp end of the race. Alex Frame won the 150km Distinction Hotels stage from Tom Davison and Southlander Matt Zenovich with Evans trailing home to keep a tight rein on the race.


  17. Crashes lead to arrest - Christchurch - CanterburyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 1 | Scoop

    Subsequent reports then began flowing in from the public about the same ute causing crashes as it travelled toward Sumner. Through interviews with asylum-seekers, a boat crew and Indonesian police, a new report exposes evidence that, in May 2015, Australian officials paid six crew who had been taking 65 people seeking asylum to New Zealand USD 32,000 and told them to take the people to Indonesia instead.


  18. Australians went on tour in 'stolen' Queenstown vanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 30 | Stuff.co.nz

    Four Australians are travelling in 'stolen' van, a 2015 Hyundai iMax similar to this photo but white, after taking the wrong rental vehicle in Queenstown. Four Australians unwittingly stole a vehicle after they apparently mistook a 2015 iMax Hyundai, belonging to a Queenstown helicopter company, as the rental van they were meant to pick up.


  19. Van taken in tourist mix-upRead the original story

    Friday Oct 30 | The Otago Daily Times

    Sergeant Steve Watt said this morning that the white 2015 Hyundai light van was stolen from outside Heli Tours office in Sir Henry Wigley Drive, Frankton at 3.30pm yesterday. But less than an hour later, Sgt Watt said a rental company had hired a van to four Australians yesterday and their vehicle was still on-site.


  20. Staff changes by campus following staff consultationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 29 | Scoop

    Through interviews with asylum-seekers, a boat crew and Indonesian police, a new report exposes evidence that, in May 2015, Australian officials paid six crew who had been taking 65 people seeking asylum to New Zealand USD 32,000 and told them to take the people to Indonesia instead. The Australians also provided maps showing the crew where to land in Indonesia.