Tracey Roxburgh

Newspaper stand proposal may be amended in by law

A controversial proposed control regarding newspaper stands was deleted from a draft Queenstown Lakes District Council bylaw yesterday, but an amended provision may yet be included.

A mighty oak from a little acorn

A mighty oak from a little acorn

On March 11, 1985, the Queenstown Promotion Bureau registered as an incorporated society, employing one person with voluntary membership and no funding.

Firm fully accredited in world first

Queenstown business MedRecruit, a recruitment agency for doctors, has become the first company in the world to be accredited as a "Healthy Thinking" organisation by New Zealand's Healthy Thinking Institute.

Rise in guest nights best in NZ

Rise in guest nights best in NZ

Queenstown has recorded the largest increase for guest nights over the summer in New Zealand, with a 33,000 increase in January 2010, compared to the same time last year.

New bus services set for July

New bus services set for July

Queenstown's long-awaited new bus services look set to begin from July 1 - and may well be operated by Connectabus.

Parking charges under review

Parking charges under review

A parking option which could affect 281 long-stay car parks on Ballarat and Boundary Sts will be discussed at the Queenstown Lakes District Council utilities committee meeting next week.

Wine festival expected to be a cracker

More than 2000 people are expected at Gibbston Valley Station next weekend for the fifth annual Gibbston Harvest Festival, proceeds of which will benefit the Arrowtown Scouts.

Plenty of pants to suit golfer on way up

Plenty of pants to suit golfer on way up

Professional golfer John Daly has provided The Hills with inspiration for its merchandising - and even if some the merchandising doesn't fit the golfers, it fits the golfers' personalities.

Altrusa gift to brigade benefits all

Altrusa gift to brigade benefits all

Nine of the 22 Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade members have now been trained in co-response, partly thanks to a donation from Altrusa Queenstown.

Dame Malvina recital next month

Dame Malvina recital next month

One of New Zealand's favourite opera singers, Dame Malvina Major, will perform in Queenstown next month as part of a series of concerts in the South Island looking back on her 45-year career and saying "thank you" to her fans.