A Queenstown teenager is one of five New Zealand high school
pupils selected to explore the final frontier as they take
part in the international Space Camp in the United States in
Fashion parades, an auction, raffles and a special
performance by one of New Zealand's most successful
singer-songwriters helped to raise $9100 for the New Zealand
Breast Cancer Foundation in Queenstown yesterday.
A Queenstown resident has urged the Queenstown Lakes District
Council to rezone rural land to rural lifestyle so future
generations have a chance of staying in the district.
The chairman of the Wakatipu High School Foundation says
there's "no reason'' not to accept funding from overseas land
Winter is on the way. Late on Monday night, NZSki fired up
its 217 snow guns at Coronet Peak for the first time this
year when temperatures dropped to -7degC in the Wakatipu.
The High Court has found the Queenstown Lakes District
Council made no errors in rejecting a would-be special
housing area (SHA).
The Government will
investigate if the Wakatipu High School site could be used
for worker accommodation and affordable housing.
The Minister of Building and Housing says he will not rule
out government intervention if the Queenstown Lakes District
Council cannot fix deficiencies in its building consent
Despite fairly miserable conditions, the New Zealand Mountain
Running Championships, held on Ben Lomond in Queenstown on
Saturday, have been hailed a success.
Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith says he is
"open-minded'' about further initiatives the Government needs
to make to address an "acute'' shortage of housing in the
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