Tracey Roxburgh

Council engineer rejects speed limit proposals

Council engineer rejects speed limit proposals

Proposals to reduce speed limits in the Queenstown CBD and close Buckingham St to traffic between 11am and 4pm have been rejected by a Queenstown Lakes District Council senior engineer.

Tourists in 50m plunge

Tourists in 50m plunge

A Hong Kong couple escaped injury yesterday afternoon when their rental vehicle left the road and plunged about 50m down a bank on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Rd.

AFL: From getting fit to chance of a lifetime

AFL: From getting fit to chance of a lifetime

An Auckland teenager is getting a taste of his future this week during the St Kilda Saints AFL team's 10-day high performance camp in Queenstown.

Pupils recognised for top marks

Pupils recognised for top marks

Sammy Fookes may have the thin blue line in her blood, but the 9-year-old has other career plans in mind.

Bus changes unlikely soon

It could be 2016 before any changes are made to the Ministry of Education's school bus system in the Wakatipu.

Rain fails to dampen Christmas spirit

Rain fails to dampen Christmas spirit

Fireworks, a silk performer, Santa Claus, men in tutus, Christmas carols and some of the biggest hit songs from the past two years proved a winning combination in Queenstown on Saturday night.

400 diners enjoy eating in the sunshine

400 diners enjoy eating in the sunshine

Summer finally arrived in Wakatipu yesterday, coinciding with the third annual Arrowtown Long Lunch, held on Buckingham St.

Drugs charges follow manhunt

Drugs charges follow manhunt

More charges are likely to be laid over last week's alleged kidnapping in Queenstown, a case which captivated the country.

Kidnapping case: Pair held in custody

Kidnapping case: Pair held in custody

Two men wanted in relation to an alleged kidnapping in Queenstown last week have been remanded in custody.

Fugitive pair in custody

Fugitive pair in custody

Queenstown police last night apprehended Pita Wilson after a six-day manhunt following an alleged kidnapping.