Tracey Roxburgh

Chills, spills and strange flying machines

Chills, spills and strange flying machines

Hypothermia and gravel burn went hand in hand in Queenstown yesterday during the winter festival's annual Day on the Bay, where the bravest put their bodies - and dignity - on the line.

Convention centre cash offer

Convention centre cash offer

It was to have been about aviation, but instead, the focus of yesterday's business lunch seemed to be about Queenstown's proposed convention centre.

Remarkables Park allowed to raise safety arguments

Remarkables Park allowed to raise safety arguments

Despite objections from Queenstown Airport's lawyer, Remarkables Park Ltd was allowed to raise some safety arguments in an Environment Court hearing in Queenstown yesterday.

Land hearing stalls in confusion

Confusion reigned on the first day of a week-long Environment Court hearing in Queenstown yesterday, in which two of the resort's heavyweights are battling over land.

Ice rink, fireworks part of festival fun

Ice rink, fireworks part of festival fun

Five questions with Queenstown Winter Festival director Lisa Buckingham:

Minister won't 'get fight' on nimbyism

Minister won't 'get fight' on nimbyism

If Housing and Building Minister Nick Smith was looking to pick a fight with Arrowtown residents, ''he's not going to get one'', the town's elected representative says.

Chatting to gentle giant easy

Chatting to gentle giant easy

He is tall and broad; a Guinness world record-holder; a magician on the basketball court; and, I concluded after spending 15 minutes with him, an all-round good guy.

Consent thrills marina builder

Consent thrills marina builder

A $10 million, 195-berth marina on Lake Wakatipu has been given the green light by the Environment Court.

Response vehicles sent to help Dunedin

Response vehicles sent to help Dunedin

Less than a week after St John Wakatipu took possession of three new 4WD ambulance response vehicles, two were put to use in Dunedin.

Ideas wanted for using timber from felled oak

Ideas wanted for using timber from felled oak

Paul Sewter's got wood, but he needs help deciding what to do with it.