Tracey Roxburgh

Council considers action over fire

Council considers action over fire

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has yet to decide whether to prosecute or recover more than $16,000 from the group of people believed to be responsible for a fire on Cecil Peak on Sunday night.

Gas cooker blamed for fire

A fire which raged on Cecil Peak on Sunday night, eventually burning itself out on Monday, appeared to have been started by an ''unsupervised gas cooker''.

Shop party to mark year of helping others

Shop party to mark year of helping others

In the past 12 months, thousands of dollars have been raised and many families have reaped the benefits of the Orphans Aid Fair Trade store in Frankton.

School plan progressing 'slowly'

School plan progressing 'slowly'

The promoter of an independent school for Queenstown says the project is ''slowly making some progress'' but the announcement of an opening date is ''not imminent''.

Around Mountains trail gets another $1m

Around Mountains trail gets another $1m

Stage two of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail got a $1 million boost yesterday after it was announced it is getting a 2014 Lottery Significant Projects Fund grant.

Three seriously hurt in Queenstown crash

Three seriously hurt in Queenstown crash

Three people have been seriously hurt in a crash on State Highway 6 near Gibbston this afternoon.

Open declared success

Open declared success

Despite inclement weather - including a ''brutal'' weather front which swept through on Friday and early Sunday afternoon rain which sent spectators from The Hills in droves - the 2014 NZ Open has been hailed a success.

New school site blessed

New school site blessed

More than 20 people, including two future pupils, braved the cold on Saturday morning to attend the dawn blessing of the Shotover Primary School site at Shotover Country near Queenstown.

Key opens golf hole from peak position

Key opens golf hole from peak position

Queenstown's newest, and arguably the world's most scenic, par 3 hole was officially opened by Prime Minister John Key on Saturday afternoon.

Choreographer, dancer, actor, golfer

Choreographer, dancer, actor, golfer

Cris Judd has had his share of memorable moments as a choreographer, dancer and actor, but this week in the Wakatipu he is ticking off an item on his bucket list.