New footage of bulldozer mucking in to save four-wheel drives

New footage has emerged of the retrieval of the four-wheel-drive vehicles stuck on Old Man Range between Waikaia and Roxburgh.

A bulldozer was used in the recovery effort and after two days of careful concentration and hard slog through the deep snow, all the four-wheel-drives are now safely off the hill.

Some have fared better than others - steam could be seen pouring from one vehicle as it slowly made its way along the dug-out road, pulled in a convoy behind the bulldozer.

Volunteer Clifford Hiscock, said: "All the house-keeping was done behind them, all that's left behind are footprints, and some tracks".

Thirty-eight people were rescued after becoming stranded in the vehicles two weeks ago.