A resource consent hearing began in Queenstown yesterday for
the proposed Mitre 10 Mega store at Frankton - despite
appeals on the original application, lodged in November 2011,
still waiting to be heard by the Court of Appeal.
A food challenge ''for the people, by the people'' will be
staged in Glenorchy this month, encouraging entrants to whip
up a wild food feast, simultaneously promoting understanding,
appreciation and sustainability of the environment.
It is a fine line creating a festive, fun atmosphere in a
tourist town such as Queenstown, but also one that is safe
and encourages personal responsibility. In the third part of
our series Booze Control: Stop and Think, Queenstown reporter
Tracey Roxburgh talks to a Queenstown Lakes District Council
staff member about how they try to find this balance.
Wakatipu rugby fanatics will be able to hear from Highlander
and former All Black Brad Thorn and some of his team-mates at
a special function in Queenstown this week, before team's
first pre-season match of 2014.