Tracey Roxburgh

Billeting fine way to know the team

Billeting fine way to know the team

The Highlanders got a taste of home life in the Wakatipu last night when they were billeted by junior rugby players in Queenstown and Arrowtown.

Delicate balancing act over licensing

Delicate balancing act over licensing

It is a fine line creating a festive, fun atmosphere in a tourist town such as Queenstown, but also one that is safe and encourages personal responsibility. In the third part of our series Booze Control: Stop and Think, Queenstown reporter Tracey Roxburgh talks to a Queenstown Lakes District Council staff member about how they try to find this balance.

Highlanders guests at fundraising lunch

Highlanders guests at fundraising lunch

Wakatipu rugby fanatics will be able to hear from Highlander and former All Black Brad Thorn and some of his team-mates at a special function in Queenstown this week, before team's first pre-season match of 2014.

Chinese gold-miners inspire art works

Arrowtown-based artist Jenny Mehrtens has marked the Chinese New Year with a series of paintings inspired by Chinese gold-miners who helped settle the Wakatipu 150 years ago.

Pavilion and toilets ready soon

Pavilion and toilets ready soon

Within the next month Arrowtown cricketers, both young and old, will have a place to call their own on Millbrook Corner with the construction of the Millbrook Cricket Club's pavilion and toilets.

Dart Valley track reopened

Dart Valley track reopened

 

A ''very temporary'' track has been cut through the Dart Valley, detouring around a massive landslip and newly formed lake to restore tramping access to the area.

Tourists offered $1400 to replace car hit by poplar

Tourists offered $1400 to replace car hit by poplar

A travel specialist based in the Netherlands has offered to do what the Queenstown Lakes District Council would not - give two German tourists $1400, the cost of a car crushed by a Lombardy poplar in Queenstown on January 17.

Time to clean up act over alcohol

Time to clean up act over alcohol

Perceptions of Queenstown being a town full of ''drunken violence'' may be wide of the mark. However, there is no denying there are issues with alcohol and violence in the resort

Artist's exhibition goes ahead

Artist's exhibition goes ahead

Queenstown digital text artist Paul Sewter finally got to exhibit part of his ''Sonnets'' series in the Earnslaw Park public toilets on Sunday.

Whirlwind visit on website

Whirlwind visit on website

Two brothers from the United States have documented their whirlwind, action-packed visit to Queenstown in videos on a travel website.