Tracey Roxburgh

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.

Melbourne move pays off for Queenstown siblings

Melbourne move pays off for Queenstown siblings

It is the stuff dreams are made of.

Building control concerns at QLDC

Building control concerns at QLDC

There are "substantial issues'' within the Queenstown Lakes District Council's building control department and the Crown entity responsible for building control authority accreditation has "significant concerns''.

Evening flights 'significant milestone' for tourism (+ video)

Evening flights 'significant milestone' for tourism (+ video)

Parking at Queenstown Airport and the airport's ongoing battle to acquire an area of land known as "Lot 6'' were two issues raised by the public during an information session about evening flights last night.

QLDC moves to fix consent problems

QLDC moves to fix consent problems

The Queenstown Lakes District Council says it is moving "swiftly" to fix 10 deficiencies identified by International Accreditation New Zealand during its latest audit of how the council fulfils its building consent functions.

Journalist lands Airbus at night - virtually

Journalist lands Airbus at night - virtually Queenstown journalist Tracey Roxburgh finds out what it's like to land a plane in the dark.