Tracey Roxburgh

Axe-wielder claims self-defence in dispute

Axe-wielder claims self-defence in dispute

Armed Queenstown Police officers were called to a Marina Dr address in the resort on Saturday night responding to a report of a man wielding an axe.

Paraglider with broken leg flown from national park

A 26-year-old paraglider was flown by helicopter to Lakes District Hospital yesterday afternoon after breaking his leg in the Mount Aspiring National Park.

Forum to examine adoption of PBN

The future of airline navigation will be discussed in Queenstown next week during Approach15, seeking to expand performance based navigation (PBN) across the Pacific.

Skifield fuel tank application

NZSKI has applied for resource consent to establish a 50,000 litre underground diesel storage tank at the Remarkables ski area, replacing two existing fuel tanks.

Tourist dies after alleyway plunge

Tourist dies after alleyway plunge

Queenstown police believe a United States tourist who died in Dunedin Hospital on Tuesday suffered his ''significant'' injuries as a result of a fall into the same alleyway where an English tourist died similarly six years ago.

Underpass wanted close to winery

An underpass is planned for State Highway 6 at Gibbston, connecting the Gibbston Valley Winery with the Queenstown Trail and future developments on land the company owns.

Horse of Year contest-bound after title

Horse of Year contest-bound after title

Eighteen months after one of Queenstown's top dressage horses had its tail hair hacked off by vandals, it is on the way to the Horse of the Year competition.

Farmers urged to minimise fire risk

Farmers urged to minimise fire risk

Farmers are being urged to mitigate the risk of fire on their properties, with dry conditions resulting in daily fire callouts in the Otago Rural region.

11th-hour appeal against fuel stop

Arrowtown's proposed petrol station is headed to the Environment Court following an 11th-hour appeal.

Australian rules: Collingwood open-minded

Australian rules: Collingwood open-minded

A heavyweight team in the Australian Football League (AFL) has not ruled out playing an exhibition match in the South Island.