Tracey Roxburgh

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.

Retirement village approved

Retirement village approved

The seventh recommendation for a special housing area (SHA) for Queenstown will soon be on its way to Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith.

Parking changes pass

After an hour of discussion around the table in Queenstown yesterday, a raft of parking changes in the resort's CBD was passed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council, despite vehement opposition from the public.

4000-unit project possible

4000-unit project possible

Developer Alastair Porter estimates between 3000 and 4000 apartment units could be built within the Remarkables Park town centre zone in the future.

QLDC asked to recommend SHA plan

QLDC asked to recommend SHA plan

A seventh special housing area proposal for Queenstown is going to the Government.

Council can issue consents

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has retained the ability to issue building consents, for now at least.