Tracey Roxburgh

Rain fails to dampen Christmas spirit

Rain fails to dampen Christmas spirit

Fireworks, a silk performer, Santa Claus, men in tutus, Christmas carols and some of the biggest hit songs from the past two years proved a winning combination in Queenstown on Saturday night.

400 diners enjoy eating in the sunshine

400 diners enjoy eating in the sunshine

Summer finally arrived in Wakatipu yesterday, coinciding with the third annual Arrowtown Long Lunch, held on Buckingham St.

Drugs charges follow manhunt

Drugs charges follow manhunt

More charges are likely to be laid over last week's alleged kidnapping in Queenstown, a case which captivated the country.

Kidnapping case: Pair held in custody

Kidnapping case: Pair held in custody

Two men wanted in relation to an alleged kidnapping in Queenstown last week have been remanded in custody.

Fugitive pair in custody

Fugitive pair in custody

Queenstown police last night apprehended Pita Wilson after a six-day manhunt following an alleged kidnapping.

Wing came off glider - report

Wing came off glider - report

A wing came off a glider that crashed in Namibia, killing two Queenstown men, according to a South African news report.

Renowned businessmen and entrepreneurs

While gliding was their passion, Bill Walker and David Speight were renowned businessmen and entrepreneurs.

Nose job a success; name needed now

Nose job a success; name needed now

A Queenstown kiwi chick that underwent corrective surgery using new technology has returned to the resort ''fighting fit''.

Medical supplies arrive

Medical supplies arrive

Residents in Chitlang, a rural area of Nepal about 27km from Kathmandu, are benefiting from medical supplies and other items given by southern residents of New Zealand.

Dog bylaw, policy approved

An increasing number of dog attacks on people and roaming dogs has been reflected in the Queenstown Lakes District Council's dog control bylaw and dog control policy. The council yesterday approved both the bylaw and policy, which clearly outlines where dogs are to be kept on leashes.