Tracey Roxburgh

Skiing: Top freeski exponents to compete

International names will be in Queenstown this weekfor The North Face Big Mountain Open qualifiers, the biggest freeski event in the southern hemisphere this season.

Winter festival named best-established

Winter festival named best-established

After 35 years, the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival has been named the best-established event at the Event Professionals Industry Awards Dinner, held in Taupo this week.

District plan changes to be notified

District plan changes to be notified

Three plan changes, including the controversial Arrowtown urban boundary plan change, will be notified this month, Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Clive Geddes says.

New waste services

New waste services

Residents would soon be able to subscribe to a community-owned wheelie-bin service, Queenstown Lakes District Council solid waste manager Stefan Borowy said yesterday.

Ex-employee wins wages case

The Employment Relations Authority has found in favour of a former Queenstown courier driver who was not paid wages or reimbursed for her cellphone calls.

Downhill drawcard for masters skiers

Downhill drawcard for masters skiers

Some of New Zealand's past Olympians will be in action this weekend at Coronet Peak, competing in a spirit of fierce but friendly rivalry during the prestigious New Zealand Skiing Masters.

Hot drinks hitting the spot

Hot drinks hitting the spot

A record number of hot beverages were bought at Coronet Peak during the school holidays, with coffees and hot chocolates proving popular for snow bunnies.

Driver survives spectacular crash

Driver survives spectacular crash

A 20-year-old Arrowtown woman who yesterday walked away from what was described as one of the worst crash scenes in the area for 24 years has been cited by police as an "excellent example of [why] not to drink and drive".

Potholes appearing but not a problem

Potholes have begun to appear across the Queenstown Lakes District with warmer weather in the district and the start of the annual thaw.

Police warn of fugitive

Police warn of fugitive

A man who escaped from the back of the Motueka Police Station on Wednesday may have been involved in three commercial burglaries in Queenstown this month, police say.