Tracey Roxburgh

Fronts bring mountains of snow

Fronts bring mountains of snow

Management at Queenstown's two skifields were thrilled with the weekend cold front which brought a month's worth of precipitation to the Wakatipu in two days, although neither field plans to open early.

Skippers closed by slips and washouts

The Skippers road is closed until further notice, with slips and washouts at various locations in the wake of heavy rain.

Chef selected for overseas challenge

A young southern chef is well on the way to international culinary success after being chosen to represent New Zealand in the World Junior Chefs Challenge in Santiago, Chile, next year.

Queenstown's air traffic to quadruple

Queenstown's air traffic to quadruple

More than two million passengers a year are likely to be using Queenstown International Airport by 2037, more than four times the current level, according to the latest forecasts released yesterday.

Boundary issue will be publicly aired

Despite a proposed Queenstown Lakes District Council plan change regarding the Arrowtown growth boundary being discussed behind closed doors last week, it was expected the issue would be aired in public this month during the full council meeting.

Waste not - and earn an award

"Waste champions" are being invited to enter the 2009 Queenstown Lakes District Council Zero Waste Awards, council solid waste manager Stefan Borowy said.

Online fashion on show in Frankton

An aspiration to make designer brands accessible inspired fashion expert Anna White to create online store Capolla.com, which now has a showroom in Queenstown.

Fire limits to be lifted

Fire restrictions in parts of the Southern Rural Fire District, which covers Southland, will be lifted from today.

Drivers advised to carry chains

Drivers advised to carry chains

A wintry blast bringing snow to surrounding mountains and hills in the Queenstown Lakes district this week is a reminder motorists need to drive to the conditions, Queenstown Lakes District Council roading manager Ian Marshall says.

Gurkhas on steep learning curve

Gurkhas on steep learning curve

About 150 soldiers from the Royal Gurkha Rifles climbed the level 3 Via Ferrata route near Queenstown with Climbing Queenstown last week.