Tracey Roxburgh

Minister won't 'get fight' on nimbyism

Minister won't 'get fight' on nimbyism

If Housing and Building Minister Nick Smith was looking to pick a fight with Arrowtown residents, ''he's not going to get one'', the town's elected representative says.

Chatting to gentle giant easy

Chatting to gentle giant easy

He is tall and broad; a Guinness world record-holder; a magician on the basketball court; and, I concluded after spending 15 minutes with him, an all-round good guy.

Consent thrills marina builder

Consent thrills marina builder

A $10 million, 195-berth marina on Lake Wakatipu has been given the green light by the Environment Court.

Response vehicles sent to help Dunedin

Response vehicles sent to help Dunedin

Less than a week after St John Wakatipu took possession of three new 4WD ambulance response vehicles, two were put to use in Dunedin.

Ideas wanted for using timber from felled oak

Ideas wanted for using timber from felled oak

Paul Sewter's got wood, but he needs help deciding what to do with it.

Weight lifted from Cassie

Weight lifted from Cassie

Last month, former Queenstown resident Cassie Chow had a dream night.

Council may be forced out of CBD

Council may be forced out of CBD

The Queenstown Lakes District Council looks to be stuck between a rock and a hard place, as its Gorge Rd site is deemed not fit for purpose.

Decision to cross river 'significant factor' in death

Decision to cross river 'significant factor' in death

Deciding to cross a swollen creek on the Milford Track in "biblical" rain was a "significant contributing factor" in the death of 21-year-old Sydney student Yessica Asmin last year, the Mountain Safety Council says.

Cenotaph restoration work thanks

Cenotaph restoration work thanks

The Arrowtown cenotaph has been restored, after a two-year labour of love.

Applicant told to improve attitude

A Queenstown woman who wants a manager's certificate was given six months to adjust her attitude towards one police officer by the Queenstown Lakes District Licensing Committee yesterday.