Tracey Roxburgh

The Hills didymo prompts Arrow River check

The Hills didymo prompts Arrow River check

The Otago Regional Council will test the Arrow River in the next 10 days to ascertain if didymo is present after a sample taken from the irrigation system at The Hills golf course tested positive.

International arrival numbers up sharply

Million-dollar upgrade of the international arrivals lounge at Queenstown Airport is on the cards to cater for growing passenger numbers, which in February increased by almost 40%.

Bannockburn cafe gets liquor licence

A Bannockburn couple's dream to establish a neighbourhood cafe able to serve alcohol has been allowed by the Alcohol Regulatory Licensing Authority, despite a neighbour's opposition.

Drug convictions could cost business

Drug convictions could cost business

A family business in Wanaka faces an uncertain future after the Alcohol and Regulatory Licensing Authority (ARLA) yesterday ruled the owners had four months to either lease the bar area or sell the business after drugs were found on the premises.

T-shirts, street art make mark

T-shirts, street art make mark

A former Queenstown resident is starting to get noticed in Melbourne as he collaborates with Australian street artists in what is believed to be a world-first project.

Move to recover Cecil Peak blaze costs

Move to recover Cecil Peak blaze costs

Six English people living in Queenstown will be asked to cover the cost of fighting a fire at Cecil Peak earlier this month.

Adventure audit failure barely hitting resort

Adventure audit failure barely hitting resort

A Queenstown tourism heavyweight says operators in the resort are unlikely to be widely affected by the stalling of Outdoors New Zealand (ONZ) audits.

Thriller's funding 'in kind'

The organiser of the 2014 Thriller in the Chiller charity boxing event has clarified the funding commitment from the Queenstown Lakes District Council after some information was released last week.

Bill gives opposition a roasting

Bill gives opposition a roasting

A Queenstown coffee roaster has claimed top honours in the New Zealand Coffee Awards again.

Overloaded schoolbus brings ticket

A larger bus has been assigned to a Queenstown school route after the bus operator got a ticket yesterday for breaching its maximum load.