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.
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.
Three plan changes,
including the controversial Arrowtown urban boundary plan
change, will be notified this month, Queenstown Lakes
District Mayor Clive Geddes says.
Residents would soon be able to subscribe to a
community-owned wheelie-bin service, Queenstown Lakes
District Council solid waste manager Stefan Borowy said
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.
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
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.
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 have begun to appear across the Queenstown Lakes
District with warmer weather in the district and the start of
the annual thaw.
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.
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