Tracey Roxburgh

Changes necessary to retain young people

Changes necessary to retain young people

A Queenstown resident has urged the Queenstown Lakes District Council to rezone rural land to rural lifestyle so future generations have a chance of staying in the district.

High school appreciates land buyer's donation

The chairman of the Wakatipu High School Foundation says there's "no reason'' not to accept funding from overseas land purchasers.

Snow guns herald onset of winter

Snow guns herald onset of winter

Winter is on the way. Late on Monday night, NZSki fired up its 217 snow guns at Coronet Peak for the first time this year when temperatures dropped to -7degC in the Wakatipu.

High Court says QLDC did not err

The High Court has found the Queenstown Lakes District Council made no errors in rejecting a would-be special housing area (SHA).

School site for cheaper housing?

School site for cheaper housing?

The Government will investigate if the Wakatipu High School site could be used for worker accommodation and affordable housing.

Govt may step in over consents

Govt may step in over consents

The Minister of Building and Housing says he will not rule out government intervention if the Queenstown Lakes District Council cannot fix deficiencies in its building consent department.

Athletics: Thorburn defends national title in style

Athletics: Thorburn defends national title in style

Despite fairly miserable conditions, the New Zealand Mountain Running Championships, held on Ben Lomond in Queenstown on Saturday, have been hailed a success.

Smith concerned by speed of special housing area set-up

Smith concerned by speed of special housing area set-up

Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith says he is "open-minded'' about further initiatives the Government needs to make to address an "acute'' shortage of housing in the Queenstown Lakes.

Councillors unaware of 2014 advice

Councillors unaware of 2014 advice

Several Queenstown Lakes district councillors seem to have been left in the dark about an unfavourable audit of the council's building and consent department.

New airport boss starts next month

New airport boss starts next month

The Queenstown Airport Corporation has appointed United States-born aviation and transport infrastructure specialist Colin Keel as its new chief executive.