A world-renowned fashion designer, a singer-songwriter, an
author and a government minister are among the eight women
who will speak at a women's conference in Queenstown next
The Queenstown Lakes District Council and Real Journeys
joined in the April Fool's Day fun yesterday.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has been caught up in a
$7 million leaky building claim, which could hit ratepayers
in the pocket again, $3.6 million having already been paid
out in 2013.
Beneath the ‘‘veneer'' of Queenstown's moneyed label was a
different reality for many, including homelessness, attendees
at a poverty workshop in the town heard yesterday.
A 50th birthday party at Kelvin Heights on Sunday night was
shut down after multiple complaints about the noise were
fielded from residents as far away as Fernhill.
Eight bollards have been removed from a bus stop in
Queenstown's CBD about three years after they were installed.
An Englishman and a Southlander claimed joint first place in
Saturday's annual Tour de Wakatipu, with a dead heat at the
Queenstown gravity rider Alanna Columb made it two from two
at the Queenstown Bike Park at the weekend, winning the
Oceania Mountain Bike Championships downhill title on
The Queenstown Airport Corporation says while predicted
growth figures are "pretty exciting'', ensuring adequate
infrastructure across the district to support it is critical.
Organisers are considering whether this year will be the last
for the Tour de Wakatipu, being held today, with changes to
land use on the south side of the Kawarau River affecting
access during the event's traditional Easter timing.
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