Tracey Roxburgh

Ombudsman's ruling hailed

Ombudsman's ruling hailed

A Queenstown mother has labelled general principles released by Ombudsman Ron Paterson yesterday "an absolute triumph''.

Complaint histories may be made public

Complaint histories may be made public

More information about the complaint history of medical practitioners may become available following the public release of an Ombudsman's decision into a long-running Otago Daily Times complaint yesterday.

New guidelines to get medical complaint history

New guidelines to get medical complaint history

An Otago Daily Times complaint to the Ombudsman has led to new general principles being established to assess Official Information Act requests about health practitioners' complaint history.

$60m gondola upgrade unveiled

$60m gondola upgrade unveiled Skyline Enterprises' $60 million upgrade of its Queenstown gondola operation is one of the most significant and challenging projects in the resort's history.

Delta to pay $49,600 for injuries

Delta to pay $49,600 for injuries

An Albert Town man who faces having his foot amputated after falling at work 18 months ago will receive almost $50,000 from his former employer, Delta.

Park name to honour early doctor's service

Park name to honour early doctor's service

A Queenstown Hill reserve will take the name of one of Wakatipu's most respected citizens.

'Odd' removal of car parks over winter upsets

'Odd' removal of car parks over winter upsets

The general manager of a Queenstown lobby group has called a decision by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to remove 15 short-term car parks "odd''.

Tourist operation clarity sought

Tourist operation clarity sought

More clarity around operations on the Dart River and greater protection of TSS Earnslaw's operation were sought by two tourism companies submitting on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed district plan on Tuesday.

Visa processing in Christchurch when office closes

Immigration New Zealand will keep a presence in Queenstown after its office closes by the end of August, but visa applications will be carried out in Christchurch.

Trees by gondola to be removed

Trees covering about 1.88ha either side of the Skyline Gondola - some up to 50m tall - will be removed later this year, to remove a health and safety threat to the aerial cableway.