Motorists upset by regular hold-ups on State Highway 6 at
the Nevis Bluff in the Kawarau Gorge are asking why a
permanent fix can't be found to stop the instability which at
times sends huge rocks raining down on the highway. The NZ
Transport Agency took Tracey Roxburgh of the Otago Daily
Times high above the area to explain why there is no
simple ''fix'' for the problem.
Glenorchy residents have been fighting the proposal for a
11.6km tunnel linking Routeburn Rd in Mt Aspiring National
Park to the Hollyford Rd in the Fiordland National Park.
Christina McDonald talks to members of Stop the Tunnel about
the hours they have spent.
It has taken almost four years and has cost the Queenstown
Lakes District Council more than $137,000, but Lakes
Leisure's fast hydroslide at Alpine Aqualand has finally
reopened - and the thrill-seekers are pleased.
Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley
has declined to disclose the details of a payout to former
Lakes Environmental chief executive Hamish Dobbie, who
resigned from his position this month.