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The couple, aged in their 60s, have been rescued after facing severe exhaustion and bad weather on Ball Pass, high in the Southern Alps.
A helicopter has returned to the Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park in a bid to rescue two stranded climbers before dark.
A mountain guide who escaped a fatal icefall on Aoraki Mt Cook says he told the three overseas climbers with him that conditions were too dangerous. Eric Frykberg reports. Audio
The bodies of two climbers who died in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park after falling from a great height have been recovered.
The stars will be celebrated in Twizel this weekend, when the three-day Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival begins. International speakers, exhibitions, displays and documentaries will feature at the… Audio