Tracey Roxburgh

As a society, 'we've got to stand up to that stuff'

As a society, 'we've got to stand up to that stuff'

While it may be impossible to stop terrorism, Otago Daily Times cartoonist Garrick Tremain says as a society ''we've got to stand up to that stuff''.

100th show to be 'biggest of all time'

100th show to be 'biggest of all time'

In April 1871, a big crowd converged on the Frankton Flat for the inaugural Wakatip (sic) Agricultural and Pastoral Show. Tracey Roxburgh revisits the country showpiece's history on the eve of the 100th A & P Show.

Driver's journey not as expected

Driver's journey not as expected

A doctor turned taxi driver finds new life in Queenstown. Tracey Roxburgh talks to Amanpreet Kaur about family and career.

Lakeview's newly opened youth park buzzing

Lakeview's newly opened youth park buzzing

Within 24 hours of opening, the Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park's youth park was expected to reach its capacity of 1500 last night.

Tourists get say on NZ road habits

An increase in the open road speed limit; more highways; better indicating; and safety rails on skifield access roads are among suggestions received in a visiting driver survey.

Little time for a breather

Little time for a breather

At 12.23pm yesterday in the Queenstown Mall, Jim ''The Balloon Guy'' Sheard was hard at work, blowing up balloons and making them into all manner of animals for passers-by.

Film industry mourning death of noted location scout

The New Zealand film industry is mourning the death of one of its most influential members. Location scout Dave Comer (58), of Queenstown, died on Christmas Day from a rare form of cancer.

Last drinks - for a while

Last drinks - for a while

Making the most of the Boxing Day sun and the last drinks on Queenstown Beach, known locally as Bikini Beach, are British tourists, from left, Jack Baker, of Brighton, Abby Farrand, of Leeds, Richard Simpson, of Preston, Jade Baker, of Brighton, Mark Atkins and Richard Hurst, both of North Kilworth.

Are we fixated on rental car drivers?

Are we fixated on rental car drivers?

''Ten-one all units, keep an eye out for a rental vehicle ... heading towards Queenstown. Reports it's crossing over the centre line and travelled some distance on the wrong side of the road.''

Tourist employee change big relief

Tourist employee change big relief

Christmas arrived early for Queenstown and Wanaka tourism operators, who have been granted their biggest wish by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand.