Tracey Roxburgh

Increasing planning fees rejected

Increasing planning fees rejected

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden yesterday voted against adopting a proposal to increase council planning fees and charges.

Road safety, access improvements set to start

Work on bus stop, walking and cycling improvements along Frankton Rd, expected to cost about $150,000, will begin on Monday.

Lights tested tonight

The $1.65 million airfield lighting project at Queenstown Airport will be tested for the first time tonight.

WW2 veterans given pride of place

WW2 veterans given pride of place

Two men sit side-by-side, medals glistening in the sun, a poppy adorning each of their suit jackets, their walking sticks at the ready.

Crowds turn out around region for Anzac services

Crowds turn out around region for Anzac services

Crowds have been turning out on a cool, clear morning to pay their respects to the fallen at Anzac services around the region. 

‘Caught in the moment’

‘Caught in the moment’

This photo, Tui Tiri Tiri Matangi, is one of about 500 which will be on display in Queenstown this weekend during the Photographic Society of New Zealand's 64th annual convention.

China partnership ‘momentous step’

China partnership ‘momentous step’

A ground-breaking agreement between the Winter Games NZ Trust and the Chinese Ski Association could be worth millions of dollars to the Central Otago economy.

Consents issue tests council

Consents issue tests council

Cries for help to process building consents in the Queenstown Lakes District have gone unanswered, forcing the council to hire outside building contractors to stay on top of the workload.

Fall festival packs in events

Fall festival packs in events

Almost 30 events will be packed into the five-day 2016 Arrowtown Autumn Festival, which begins on Thursday.

Airport numbers continue forward march

More than 1.5 million passengers moved through Queenstown Airport in the 12 months to March, the airport's latest statistics show.