Tracey Roxburgh

Jet set a $7m plus for resort

Jet set a $7m plus for resort

Private jet passengers injected more than $7 million into the Queenstown economy last year, with some spending about $10,000 a day.

Glenda Dr work by winter

Glenda Dr work by winter

A roading project costing millions of dollars and designed to alleviate congestion and improve safety near Queenstown has begun and is expected to be largely completed by winter.

Private jet terminal at capacity

Private jets have been turned away or asked to ''drop and go'' at Queenstown Airport after a temporary terminal hit capacity only seven months after being built.

Panto taking new twist

Panto taking new twist

It is Cinderella, but not as you know it.

Reid for rural games concert

Reid for rural games concert

An outdoor concert is planned as part of the upcoming inaugural New Zealand Rural Games, being held in Queenstown over Waitangi Weekend.

German tramper feared missing

German tramper feared missing

A search and rescue operation is underway near Queenstown after a German tourist failed to return a locator beacon by his "panic date".

Mayor backs black list sharing

Mayor backs black list sharing

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says she is ''very much'' supportive of information-sharing between rental car companies in the resort, an initiative she described as a ''huge step''.

Blacklist for risky tourist drivers

Blacklist for risky tourist drivers

Dangerous tourist drivers whose rental vehicle contracts have been cancelled will be blacklisted in a Queenstown trial to prevent them from getting back behind the wheel.

Police abandoned pursuit

Police abandoned pursuit

Queenstown police abandoned a pursuit in the resort this morning when a vehicle they attempted to stop reached speeds of 140kmh along Frankton Rd.

Tourist charged with dangerous driving

Tourist charged with dangerous driving

A 34-year-old Chinese man who crossed the centre line several times has been charged with dangerous driving and is expected to appear in the Queenstown District Court on Monday.