Tracey Roxburgh

Consortiums shortlisted for building schools

Two public-private consortiums have been shortlisted to construct four schools in New Zealand worth more than $200 million in total, including the new Wakatipu High School.

Warning not to cut centre costs too far

Warning not to cut centre costs too far

Consultants are warning the Queenstown Lakes District Council against pruning costs to the point where its proposed convention centre becomes ''a box''.

Cheers after 'yes' to convention centre

Cheers after 'yes' to convention centre

Cheers and applause erupted at the Lake Hayes Pavilion yesterday afternoon after the Queenstown Lakes District Council voted to proceed with its convention centre, opposed by Crs Cath Gilmour and Ella Lawton.

Decision 'relatively risk-free'

Decision 'relatively risk-free'

Tomorrow's decision by Queenstown Lakes district councillors on a proposed convention centre at Lakeview will not be ''an irreversible commitment'', chief executive Adam Feeley says.

Report for Lakeview convention centre

Report for Lakeview convention centre

It has taken three years, 10 reports and more than $500,000, but on Thursday the Queenstown Lakes District Council will be asked to approve a recommendation it forge ahead with its proposed convention centre on the Lakeview site.

'It's the most destructive thing'

'It's the most destructive thing'

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has been holding public meetings about regulating the sale and supply of psychoactive substances in the district. Tracey Roxburgh talks to a former Queenstown resident about his struggle with the products.

All action on and off water

All action on and off water

There was action aplenty at Queenstown Bay on Saturday as thousands of people lined the shoreline to watch Queenstown Winter Festival's Day on the Bay.

Thrills, spills aplenty

Thrills, spills aplenty

There have been flares, platforms, afros and jive talking; thrills, spills, calamity and hilarity; shivering birdmen, bleeding runners and soaked spectators - and the best is yet to come.

Act amended for housing accord

The Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act has been changed to enable the Government to enter into a Housing Accord with Queenstown, which has the potential to increase the supply of houses and reduce their cost in the Queenstown Lakes district.

Parade embraces '70s theme

Parade embraces '70s theme

The 1970s made a comeback in Queenstown on Saturday morning as many dressed to impress during the Queenstown Winter Festival Golden Mile and Street Parade, enjoyed by thousands of visitors and residents.