Tracey Roxburgh

Quiz night raises $6000 for challenge

Quiz night raises $6000 for challenge

More than 130 people attended a quiz night at Arrowtown's Athenaeum Hall on Wednesday, raising money for four Arrowtown volunteer firefighters who will take on Auckland's Sky Tower in May during the Firefighters Sky Tower Vertical Challenge.

New Aurora $6m substation opens

New Aurora $6m substation opens

Aurora Energy's new $6 million substation in Queenstown, designed to handle the resort's increasing electricity demand, was officially opened yesterday.

Sydney award for Gibbston pinot

Sydney award for Gibbston pinot

The 2008 Gibbston Valley Reserve Pinot Noir picked up the award for best pinot noir at the 2010 Sydney International Wine Competition on Saturday night.

Wakatipu health care report due for release

A consultation document on a new model of health care for the Wakatipu area is expected to be released next week.

Cocktail World Cup team chosen

With less than a month until the 2010 42Below Cocktail World Cup returns to Queenstown, the New Zealand team has been decided, their goal being to impress the all-star line-up of judges in this year's competition - which includes a former Dunedin man.

Older boys still sought for `Oliver!'

It's not too late to audition for Showbiz Queenstown's upcoming season of Oliver! - provided you are an 11- or 12-year-old boy with an "unbroken voice".

Call for support to finish trail

The patron of the Wakatipu Trails Trust is urging the community to support a major fundraiser next month, to help raise $1.8 million towards completing the 109km Wakatipu Trail.

Inquest into poplar death

The circumstances leading to the death of Queenstown farmer Russell Albert Liggett last year will be examined by Coroner David Crerar in Queenstown this week.

Women's triathlon one of oldest on calendar

With just six days until the Fresh Choice Southern Lakes Women's Triathlon at Lake Hayes, organisers are urging competitors to make the most of the time left for training.

Inquest adjourned again

An inquest into the death of Fenton William Tisdall, who died near Cromwell on December 31, 2005, was postponed in Queenstown this week at the request of the family.