Driver takes out Mt Cook sign
Aoraki/Mt Cook could be a little bit harder to find after a driver crashed into the sign marking the turnoff from State Highway 8 at the weekend.
A man, reportedly from Auckland, lost control of his vehicle and collided with the sign near the intersection with State Highway 80, police said.
The driver apparently left the scene of the crash and caught a ride with a passing motorist. He was not seriously injured.
As of last night police were still trying to contact the man.