Central Otago woman Nicola Kerr, who was trapped on a Russian ship in the Antarctic, was rescued with 51 other passengers. Youngest brother Gus Kerr said the family was relieved to hear her new ship, the Aurora Australis, was in open water. A Chinese helicopter carried the Akademik Shokalskiy passengers to the Australian icebreaker.
The 99th Lakes Hayes A&P Show is on at the showgrounds on Saturday. The now-infamous lawnmower race is expected to be a highlight. Horse, sheep and agricultural events will also be held. More information: lakehayesshow.com