Police say "sheer luck" nobody hurt, mayor says "public not at risk".
A paraglider who plummeted to his death in Queenstown had achieved feats few others had.
One person critically injured and six others have broken bones after a crash on Christchurch's Port Hills.
Eugene Mahauariki, 6, was flung from a ride at the Australian fairground where his Kiwi dad worked. He later died from his injuries.