Tracey Roxburgh

QLDC unlikely to act over over pool row

QLDC unlikely to act over over pool row

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is expected to receive a report from Lakes Leisure later this month, further examining its justification for restricting access to Alpine Aqualand for two commercial swim schools, but it is unlikely the council will step in and fix the problem.

Tough times ahead for hotel industry

Tough times ahead for hotel industry

One Queenstown hotelier has predicted it could be a tough few years for the hotel industry in Queenstown, but believes experience is on its side.

Lakes Leisure defends pool use decision

Alpine Aqualand is a community facility delivering a community learn-to-swim programme, not a business owned by a commercial entity - facts which appear to have become lost during an "emotional debate", Lakes Leisure board director Peter Faul says.

50 contest heli-bike race

As many as 50 heli-biking enthusiasts could be whizzing down Northburn Station, between Cromwell and Clyde, today during the inaugural Fat Tyre Heli-Bike race.

Wine specials drew lucky Lotto winner

A new fridge will be gracing the kitchen of an Arrowtown home soon, after its owner won $25,000 in a Big Wednesday Second Chance draw.

Booze-fuelled violence blights town

Booze-fuelled violence blights town

A rise in violent offences in the "Otago rural area" last year was largely attributed to Queenstown - and alcohol, Otago rural area commander Inspector Mike Cook said yesterday.

More than 700 likely for traverse

The inaugural Tour de Wakatipu planned for Easter Saturday could attract as many as 700 competitors, with more than 500 already entered.

New facade out from under wraps

New facade out from under wraps

Historic Queenstown building dating back to the late 1880s is showing off it's new face this week, as protective hessian screens are taken down.

Tree working bee

A working bee to plant 300 native trees along the Gibbston River Trail is planned for this Sunday.

Resort floats car parking idea

Resort floats car parking idea

The Queenstown Lakes District Council may have come up with an innovative $80 million solution to the town's increasing parking issues.