Tracey Roxburgh

Busy weekend in resort with music, wine, golf

A bumper weekend is on the cards for the Southern Lakes district with two major events expected to attract about 30,000 people.

Australian football: Queenstown gets seal of approval

Australian football: Queenstown gets seal of approval

Queenstown could well become the training venue of choice for Australian football teams, the high performance coach for Australia's biggest sporting club says.

Highway calls for veteran councillor

Highway calls for veteran councillor

Lex Perkins has spent the better part of 75 years doing things for others.

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''.