Tracey Roxburgh

Crews battle blaze at Southland school

Crews battle blaze at Southland school

Fire crews were called to a blaze at Northern Southland College in Lumsden this morning.

Bus driver injured in strong wind

Bus driver injured in strong wind

An NZSki bus driver who was caught by strong winds and thrown under his bus on Saturday afternoon is in a stable condition in Southland Hospital.

Permission sought for 500 more houses

A developer wants the right to build an extra 500 houses at Jacks Point, potentially bumping its project up to 1800 homes.

'Nice to break the hoodoo'

'Nice to break the hoodoo'

Former Highlander Kelvin Middleton, of Queenstown, with (from left) daughter Lulu (7), niece Nina Hamilton (10) and daughter Bella (10) admires the Super Rugby Trophy in Queenstown yesterday.

Paraglider holds top 10 place in X-Alps event

Paraglider holds top 10 place in X-Alps event

Glenorchy-based paraglider Nick Neynens (pictured in Austria) was in ninth place yesterday in the Red Bull X-Alps being held in Europe.

Dalefield residents close road

Dalefield residents close road

Concerned Dalefield residents closed their road yesterday morning after compacted snow and black ice made driving almost impossible.

Festival, show finalists

Two Queenstown Lakes events are finalists in the New Zealand Association of Event Professional Awards, to be announced in Wellington on July 22.

Funds granted to repair trails

Funds granted to repair trails

More than $136,000 of Government funding has been granted to help fix four Otago trails damaged by bad weather.

Slip closes track until next year

Slip closes track until next year

The Department of Conservation says ''nature is in charge'' when it comes to carving a new track through the Dart Valley - which will probably remain closed until next year.

Housing trust tax uncertainty resolved

Housing trust tax uncertainty resolved

A Queenstown housing trust says it will not face further tax obligations after the Government announced plans to introduce new tax legislation, giving certainty to community housing providers.