Tracey Roxburgh

New lounge opens at airport

New lounge opens at airport

Staff at Queenstown Airport's newest passenger lounge were kept busy yesterday, welcoming their first guests.

Lauder to sit on TIA board

Real Journeys chief executive Richard Lauder has been co-opted on to the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) board, the first company representative on the board since at least the mid-1990s.

Jet-boat driver stood down after 'ding'

The driver of a Shotover Jet boat which hit a rock in the top canyon of the Shotover River on Thursday has been stood down pending an investigation.

Jet-boat hits rock

Jet-boat hits rock

Maritime New Zealand is investigating an incident in which a Shotover Jet boat hit a rock in the Shotover River yesterday.

Doc serious about wilding pines

The wilding pines issue is being taken seriously by the Department of Conservation, as about 50,000ha of land in the South Island is affected by the problem annually.

Chefs taste victory

Five Queenstown chefs have their knives sharpened and are ready to impress as they chase the title of ''Premier master of fine cuisine'', organised by Silver Fern Farms.

Operators get more time

Operators get more time

Adventure tourism operators have been given a lifeline and a Government agency has relented.

Funding is a wish come true

Funding is a wish come true

The New Zealand Open's wish has been granted.

Frantic first-home buyers snap up sections

Frantic first-home buyers snap up sections

First-home buyers have snatched up 35 sections at a Queenstown subdivision within an hour of the plots being put on the market, its developer says.

Golf: Cricketers likely to be targeted

There may be a ''cricket focus'' on the celebrity amateurs in next year's New Zealand Open which will have a purse of $1 million, one of the richest in the country's history.