Tracey Roxburgh

Safety steps for tourist drivers

Safety steps for tourist drivers

Amended rental vehicle agreement forms; increased communication between rental car companies; a website dedicated to driving in New Zealand; and a nationwide roll-out of steering wheel tags are among measures to help keep drivers safe.

Backs of buses to promote safe driving messages

Drivers visiting over the summer period who end up behind local buses in Queenstown will be able to read some driving tips, courtesy of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Council backs new pool over repair

Council backs new pool over repair

A proposed upgrade of Wanaka's community pool appears to be off the table and the Queenstown Lakes District Council has instead agreed to bring forward the design of a new pool development at Three Parks.

The 19th central point of golf open

The 19th central point of golf open

Despite a long-held desire to create an international event in the New Zealand Open, next year's tournament will have a distinctly local feel.

Request for police to monitor alcohol-related offences

Request for police to monitor alcohol-related offences

Police have been asked to monitor alcohol-related crime and disorder in the Queenstown Lakes district to give more weight to future reviews of the Alcohol Ban Bylaw.

Council engineer rejects speed limit proposals

Council engineer rejects speed limit proposals

Proposals to reduce speed limits in the Queenstown CBD and close Buckingham St to traffic between 11am and 4pm have been rejected by a Queenstown Lakes District Council senior engineer.

Tourists in 50m plunge

Tourists in 50m plunge

A Hong Kong couple escaped injury yesterday afternoon when their rental vehicle left the road and plunged about 50m down a bank on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Rd.

AFL: From getting fit to chance of a lifetime

AFL: From getting fit to chance of a lifetime

An Auckland teenager is getting a taste of his future this week during the St Kilda Saints AFL team's 10-day high performance camp in Queenstown.

Pupils recognised for top marks

Pupils recognised for top marks

Sammy Fookes may have the thin blue line in her blood, but the 9-year-old has other career plans in mind.

Bus changes unlikely soon

It could be 2016 before any changes are made to the Ministry of Education's school bus system in the Wakatipu.