Tracey Roxburgh

Hydro plant replacing diesel generator

More than $1 million has been approved by the Milford Sound Development Authority (MDA) to upgrade tourism facilities at Milford Sound and on the Milford Rd.

The Hills development gains resource consent

The Hills development gains resource consent

Entrepreneur Michael Hill has broken his silence on the resource consent application approved by independent commissioners John Matthews and Andrew Henderson to construct 17 dwellings around his 18-hole championship golf course.

Coroner releases Lockett findings

Coroner releases Lockett findings

The death of Kingston motorcyclist Peter Thomas Lockett last year was "another example of a combination of excess alcohol consumption and an inexperienced rider travelling at a speed too fast for the conditions", coroner David Crerar has found.

New award for young volunteers

An initiative aimed at recognising the Lakes District's young volunteers has been launched by TrustPower and the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Emissions strategy focus of meeting

Emissions strategy focus of meeting

Lakes District residents are being urged by Mayor Clive Geddes to attend tonight's public meeting, which will focus on New Zealand's 2020 emissions target.

New home after 22 years -commemorative tree replanted

New home after 22 years -commemorative tree replanted

A tree with special significance to the community recently found a new home in Queenstown, to the delight of the three local women who planted it more than 20 years ago.

Queenstown Noise insulation planned for homes

Queenstown Noise insulation planned for homes

Queenstown Airport Corporation "may" spend $100,000 annually over 15 years bringing about 80 homes in the Frankton area up to appropriate levels of acoustic insulation, its chief executive, Steve Sanderson, said yesterday.

Airport's extended noise plan lodged

Airport's extended noise plan lodged

The Queenstown Airport Corporation is confident its noise-boundary plan change, lodged yesterday with the Queenstown Lakes District Council, will be approved, after it carried out extensive consultation in the past year.

Start to school block

Start to school block

It has taken about three years of hard work, but yesterday morning in Queenstown the ground began to move at Queenstown Primary School in preparation for its $1.4 million teaching and learning block.

Residency opportunity to promote NZ cuisine

Residency opportunity to promote NZ cuisine

Blanket Bay executive chef Mark Sycamore's quest to be counted among the world's great chefs looks to be on target after completing a week-long residency as guest chef at the prestigious Hong Kong Golf and Country Club.