Tracey Roxburgh

Festival, show finalists

Two Queenstown Lakes events are finalists in the New Zealand Association of Event Professional Awards, to be announced in Wellington on July 22.

Funds granted to repair trails

Funds granted to repair trails

More than $136,000 of Government funding has been granted to help fix four Otago trails damaged by bad weather.

Slip closes track until next year

Slip closes track until next year

The Department of Conservation says ''nature is in charge'' when it comes to carving a new track through the Dart Valley - which will probably remain closed until next year.

Housing trust tax uncertainty resolved

Housing trust tax uncertainty resolved

A Queenstown housing trust says it will not face further tax obligations after the Government announced plans to introduce new tax legislation, giving certainty to community housing providers.

$446,000 granted to events

Almost half a million dollars in funding has been allocated to 23 major events by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Changes win for employers, Barclay says

Changes win for employers, Barclay says

More changes to the labour market test process for employers in the Queenstown Lakes District were announced last night, and will come into effect tomorrow.

Hall strengthening limited

The Queenstown Lakes District Council appears to be ignoring advice from a senior manager and consultants, recommending the Arrowtown's community hall not be strengthened to advised levels.

Sports facility clears biggest hurdle yet

Sports facility clears biggest hurdle yet

Nine years after investigations began to establish a community sports facility in Arrowtown, the trust tasked with turning the dream into reality has cleared its biggest ''high jump'' yet.

Boozy revellers spoil party

Boozy revellers spoil party

Police say they are frustrated at the behaviour of Queenstown's winter revellers after almost 30 incidents, most involving alcohol, at the weekend.

Chills, spills and strange flying machines

Chills, spills and strange flying machines

Hypothermia and gravel burn went hand in hand in Queenstown yesterday during the winter festival's annual Day on the Bay, where the bravest put their bodies - and dignity - on the line.