Tracey Roxburgh

Architectural excellence recognised

Architectural excellence recognised

Library, winery, golf course club house, former stables and several private homes were all recognised in Queenstown last night at the 2009 Southern Architecture Awards.

Kingston K92 locomotive goes home

Kingston K92 locomotive goes home

A deafening silence fell yesterday afternoon as the 24-tonne, K92 locomotive, which turns 131 years old on December 13, was shunted on to the back of a McNeills Distribution truck at Kingston before it left town bound for Mandeville.

Aquatic safety key message for pupils

Aquatic safety key message for pupils

Keeping children safe on the water was the motivation for Lakes Leisure's aquatic education programme, which moved to the Frankton Marina on Wednesday.

Another winning wine

Another winning wine

A yet-to-be-released pinot noir has won a 12th blue-gold medal at the Sydney International Wine Competition for Gibbston Valley Wines.

QLDC caveat lifted at Five Mile

The lifting of a caveat on part of the controversial Five Mile development near Frankton by the Queenstown Lakes District Council removes the last obstacle to the site being sold.

Queenstown Airport NZ's high flyer

Queenstown Airport NZ's high flyer

Queenstown, of all New Zealand airports, had recorded the strongest growth in international passenger numbers in the past year, Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) chief executive Steve Sanderson said.

Third Qantas flight is 'growing the market'

The addition of a third Sydney-Queenstown flight from Qantas means airlines are "growing the market", but does not mean "cannibalisation", Queenstown Airport Corporation chief executive Steve Sanderson says.

Summer festival coming

Summer festival coming

Summerdaze 2009-10, the Queenstown Lakes District Council's summer festival, is promising another action-packed programme.

Pinot noir toast of award

Pinot noir toast of award

Peregrine winemaker Pete Bartle and co-owner Greg Hay had good reason to smile last week after the company's 2007 pinot noir broke a 13-year Australian dominance in Winestate magazine's wine of the year award.

Increasing traffic creates need for new roundabout

High vehicle speeds and growing traffic volumes on State Highway 6 at Glenda Dr, Frankton, mean a new roundabout is needed to lessen the likelihood of injury crashes.