Tracey Roxburgh

No need to consult on SHAs: council

No need to consult on SHAs: council

Despite some concerns within the Wakatipu community about a lack of consultation over proposed Special Housing Areas (SHAs) in the area, the Queenstown Lakes District Council says there is ''no obligation'' to consult with anyone.

Restoration planned

Restoration planned

The new owners of Threepwood Homestead at Lake Hayes plan to restore and enlarge the historic building.

All go for school build as PPP contract signed

All go for school build as PPP contract signed

A $298 million contract was signed this week for four public-private partnership schools, including the new Wakatipu High School, due to open in February 2018.

Stevens takes by-election in landslide win

Stevens takes by-election in landslide win

Arrowtown businessman Scott Stevens has won the Arrowtown by-election by a landslide, getting  756 votes.

1000 affordable houses plan

1000 affordable houses plan

More than 1000 new properties have been proposed for the Wakatipu under the Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord.

Kiwis helping with Everest rescues

Kiwis helping with Everest rescues

One of New Zealand's most experienced mountaineers is among five Queenstown climbers and a helicopter pilot who are helping on Mt Everest with rescues and recoveries in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake.

Mary takes the plunge at 91

Mary takes the plunge at 91

Meet Mary Manssen, quite possibly New Zealand's answer to Supergran.

They came to remember

They came to remember

They came in their thousands. Unprecedented numbers turned out in Queenstown on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings and remember the fallen.

Belles sweeten Arrowtown Tea Dance

Belles sweeten Arrowtown Tea Dance

Arrowtown Buckingham Belles (from left) Diana Walton, Kelly Templer, Ali Roberts, Nichola Bentley, Angela McRae and Lizzy Wallace-Gibbs, enjoy the Arrowtown Tea Dance on Anzac Day.

Exercise proves preparedness for emergency

Exercise proves preparedness for emergency

Queenstown Lakes District Council emergency management officer Trevor Andrews (left), with corporate services general manager Meaghan Miller and Otago Rural Fire Authority Southern Lakes deputy rural fire officer Jamie Cowan debrief following a multi-agency Civil Defence exercise in Queenstown on Wednesday.