Tracey Roxburgh

Clarity sought for Wanaka airport

The Queenstown Airport Corporation has sought additional provisions in the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed district plan to provide clarity in planning for Wanaka Airport.

Significant natural area starting point

The Department of Conservation has described the Queenstown Lakes District Council's list of Significant Natural Areas (SNAs) as a "starting point''.

Project aiming at Net Zero Energy

Project aiming at Net Zero Energy

Contractors working on a ground-breaking development in Glenorchy reached a major milestone this week, when the roof was fitted to the first of seven energy-efficient cabins.

Teen chosen for Space Camp

Teen chosen for Space Camp

A Queenstown teenager is one of five New Zealand high school pupils selected to explore the final frontier as they take part in the international Space Camp in the United States in July.

In the pink (+ video)

In the pink (+ video)

Fashion parades, an auction, raffles and a special performance by one of New Zealand's most successful singer-songwriters helped to raise $9100 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation in Queenstown yesterday.

Changes necessary to retain young people

Changes necessary to retain young people

A Queenstown resident has urged the Queenstown Lakes District Council to rezone rural land to rural lifestyle so future generations have a chance of staying in the district.

High school appreciates land buyer's donation

The chairman of the Wakatipu High School Foundation says there's "no reason'' not to accept funding from overseas land purchasers.

Snow guns herald onset of winter

Snow guns herald onset of winter

Winter is on the way. Late on Monday night, NZSki fired up its 217 snow guns at Coronet Peak for the first time this year when temperatures dropped to -7degC in the Wakatipu.

High Court says QLDC did not err

The High Court has found the Queenstown Lakes District Council made no errors in rejecting a would-be special housing area (SHA).

School site for cheaper housing?

School site for cheaper housing?

The Government will investigate if the Wakatipu High School site could be used for worker accommodation and affordable housing.