Tracey Roxburgh

Grave fears for tramper; no trace found

Grave fears for tramper; no trace found

Further helicopter searches are expected today for a 22-year-old woman swept away on Monday while crossing a stream on the Milford Track.

Tramper safe

A tramper was found safe and well in the Rees Valley yesterday after being reported overdue by two associates on Sunday evening.

Stampede fired up for top season

The Southern Stampede ice hockey team is out to redeem itself this season after receiving a proverbial ''slap in the face'' last year.

Access road funding unlikely before next July

Access road funding unlikely before next July

It was unlikely any funding from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) for the bulk of the Eastern Access Rd would be allocated before next July, southern planning and investment manager Ian McCabe said yesterday.

Developer thrilled store going ahead

Developer thrilled store going ahead

It has taken three years of legal battles but Queenstown will get a Pak'n Save and Mitre 10 Mega store at Frankton Flats, after no appeals were lodged against approved resource consents.

Trooping the colour

Trooping the colour

The first coloured police cars began active duty in the Southern district yesterday, aiming to lower the number of serious and fatal crashes in Otago and Southland.

Injuries take edge off win

Injuries take edge off win

Three serious - potentially season-ending - injuries suffered during Arrowtown's 66-0 win over Matakanui-Combined put a dampener on celebrations on Saturday night.

Women's group means business

Arrowtown businesswomen have joined forces to network and support each other through the Arrowtown Business Women's Group.

Kawarau Bridge decision near

Kawarau Bridge decision near

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee yesterday indicated an announcement on the contentious State Highway 6 Kawarau Bridge at Frankton could be close.

PM's promotion hits a snag

PM's promotion hits a snag

''Sausagegate'' began at the Remarkables Town Centre yesterday afternoon as Prime Minister John Key dispensed free sausages about 100m away from two Wakatipu High School pupils selling the same product, trying to raise money for a school trip.