Tracey Roxburgh

Rival convention centre by 2016

Rival convention centre by 2016

Queenstown developer Alastair Porter says his company, Remarkables Park Ltd (RPL), has the money to fund a proposed conference centre at Frankton, the company believing it to be the ''optimal site'' and the proposal the one which would deliver the ''greatest economic value to the district''.

Aussie TV hosts having cool time in Queenstown

Aussie TV hosts having cool time in Queenstown

Woollen hats, gloves, blankets and hot drinks were not enough to keep the hosts of Australian breakfast show Sunrise warm yesterday morning as they broadcast live from Queenstown Bay.

Ripping good tournament

Arrowtown School pupil Ana Winders (10) manages to elude a player from The Terrace School, Alexandra, during the Central Otago Rippa Rugby Tournament at the Queenstown Events Centre yesterday.

Bar can trade, on strength of new manager

Bar can trade, on strength of new manager

A Queenstown bar with a colourful recent history has been granted a temporary authority by the Queenstown Lakes District Licensing Committee under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, with reduced hours.

Festival countdown on

Festival countdown on

The stage is being set, fireworks prepared, volunteers organised and performers are packing their bags in readiness for the official opening of Queenstown's 40th Winter Festival on Friday night.

Education key to preventing harm

A Queenstown police officer says education is the key to preventing further harm in the community by users of psychoactive substances.

Top chef shares his perfect matches

Top chef shares his perfect matches

A conversation over a beer about 18 months ago has led to Michelin-star chef Josh Emett's latest business venture, believed to be a world first.

Seizures, vomiting: 'addict' tells of long struggle with legal highs

Seizures, vomiting: 'addict' tells of long struggle with legal highs

Temporary paralysis, daily vomiting, seizures, coughing up ''black stuff'', violent mood swings and insomnia were all par for the course for those addicted to psychoactive substances, a former addict says.

Golf GPS adds 'unique element'

Golf GPS adds 'unique element'

Millbrook Resort has become the first golf club in New Zealand to install an interactive multilingual GPS system in its golf carts.

Australian 'Sunrise' on the snow

Australian 'Sunrise' on the snow

Australian television audiences will be given a bird's-eye view of Queenstown next week when Channel Seven's Sunrise breakfast programme broadcasts live from the resort.