Tracey Roxburgh

Pupils to send letters, prayers, posters to Foleys

Pupils to send letters, prayers, posters to Foleys

The family of slain United States journalist James Foley will receive a box of letters, prayers and posters from pupils at St Joseph's School later this year.

Court backs council refusal of development

A residential subdivision planned for Queenstown, which ''clearly flies in the face'' of the district plan, has been slammed by the Environment Court.

'Bathhouse Ben' remembered

'Bathhouse Ben' remembered

A liquidambar was planted in Queenstown Bay yesterday in memory of Ben Chardome, one of 298 people killed on ill-fated flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July.

School buses same for now

The Ministry of Education has put the brakes on its proposed changes to Wakatipu school bus routes and services will be unchanged at the start of the next school year.

Queenstown policewoman found guilty

Queenstown policewoman found guilty

A Queenstown policewoman accused of racially abusing a taxi driver in the resort last year has been found guilty.

Subway mulling new stores after closure

Subway mulling new stores after closure

Subway is considering opening two new Wakatipu stores, after its sudden exit from Terrace Junction in June.

Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'

Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'

A Queenstown man says he is subjected to taunts over his sexuality, which he likens to racism, every time he goes out in the resort at night.

Council to discuss its 'aspirational' housing targets

''Aspirational'' housing targets for the Wakatipu basin under the Government's housing accord with Queenstown will be discussed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council this week.

Drug therapy trial likely

Drug therapy trial likely

A Dunedin researcher hopes to be undertaking clinical trials to help stroke victims within the next two years.

'Ethnic richness' celebrated

'Ethnic richness' celebrated

Queenstown Primary School pupils (from left) Holly Chisholm (6), representing Vietnam, Uta Higuchi (13), representing Japan, Millie Vaitkus (6), representing Scotland, Smirti Thapa (8), of Nepal, and Kibbana Seipolt (7), representing New Zealand, at the school's international day on Friday.