Tracey Roxburgh

Holocaust survivors' stories focus of museum exhibition

Holocaust survivors' stories focus of museum exhibition

Haunting stories from survivors of the Holocaust will be told in an exhibition which opens at the Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown tonight.

Safe driving tag trial launched

Safe driving tag trial launched

The first of 20,000 steering wheel tags, to reinforce key road safety messages to tourist drivers visiting New Zealand, was fitted in Queenstown yesterday to launch a two-month trial.

NZTA supports unsafe driver rental blacklist

The New Zealand Transport Agency supports a blacklist for unsafe tourist drivers and believes there is a way to implement it without breaching the Privacy Act.

Privacy Act requirements may halt blacklist plan

Privacy Act requirements may halt blacklist plan

Plans to blacklist unsafe tourist drivers could be stymied by the Privacy Act, preventing rental car companies from sharing information about travellers deemed unfit to drive on New Zealand roads.

$75,000 to restore prison

Conservation Minister Nick Smith yesterday announced a grant of $75,000 for the restoration of the historic Arrowtown Gaol, enabling the Wakatipu Heritage Trust to forge ahead with fundraising.

Funding news expected

Funding news expected

Conservation Minister Nick Smith is expected to make an announcement about funding to assist with the restoration of the historic Arrowtown Gaol today as part of a visit to the resort.

Coastguard collecting old flares for disposal

Coastguard Queenstown is collecting old flares from boat owners to dispose of them safely, part of a South Island-wide collection.

Consortiums shortlisted for building schools

Two public-private consortiums have been shortlisted to construct four schools in New Zealand worth more than $200 million in total, including the new Wakatipu High School.

Warning not to cut centre costs too far

Warning not to cut centre costs too far

Consultants are warning the Queenstown Lakes District Council against pruning costs to the point where its proposed convention centre becomes ''a box''.

Cheers after 'yes' to convention centre

Cheers after 'yes' to convention centre

Cheers and applause erupted at the Lake Hayes Pavilion yesterday afternoon after the Queenstown Lakes District Council voted to proceed with its convention centre, opposed by Crs Cath Gilmour and Ella Lawton.