Tracey Roxburgh

Decision to cross river 'significant factor' in death

Decision to cross river 'significant factor' in death

Deciding to cross a swollen creek on the Milford Track in "biblical" rain was a "significant contributing factor" in the death of 21-year-old Sydney student Yessica Asmin last year, the Mountain Safety Council says.

Cenotaph restoration work thanks

Cenotaph restoration work thanks

The Arrowtown cenotaph has been restored, after a two-year labour of love.

Applicant told to improve attitude

A Queenstown woman who wants a manager's certificate was given six months to adjust her attitude towards one police officer by the Queenstown Lakes District Licensing Committee yesterday.

Consultation on whether to quit QLDC

Consultation on whether to quit QLDC

Kingston residents are again being asked if they want to break away from the Queenstown Lakes District and align with Southland.

Rental car code next month

Rental car code next month

A new code of practice for rental vehicle operators, aimed at improving safety for all drivers in New Zealand, will begin next month.

Hall quake work being considered

Hall quake work being considered

Proposals to strengthen Arrowtown's Athenaeum Hall will be considered by the Queenstown Lakes District Council as part of the forthcoming Long Term Plan deliberations.

It's Arrowtown v council on housing

It's Arrowtown v council on housing

A stoush is brewing in the Wakatipu over Special Housing Areas proposed under the Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord.

Early days for rental car blacklist

No tourist drivers have so far been banned from hiring another vehicle in Queenstown under a new information sharing network, dubbed a blacklist, that has begun in the resort.

Helping children with quake trauma

Helping children with quake trauma

Two countries, two earthquakes - the effects of the Canterbury earthquake in February 2011 and the Japan earthquake and tsunami the following month were devastating. Four years on, Tracey Roxburgh hears from experts about strategies for helping children cope.

Beckenridge devoted father: neighbour

Beckenridge devoted father: neighbour

A neighbour of a man missing with his 11-year-old stepson says he knew him ''reasonably well'' but he ''kept himself to himself''.