Tracey Roxburgh

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''.

Blacklist for risky tourist drivers

Blacklist for risky tourist drivers

Dangerous tourist drivers whose rental vehicle contracts have been cancelled will be blacklisted in a Queenstown trial to prevent them from getting back behind the wheel.

Police abandoned pursuit

Police abandoned pursuit

Queenstown police abandoned a pursuit in the resort this morning when a vehicle they attempted to stop reached speeds of 140kmh along Frankton Rd.

Tourist charged with dangerous driving

Tourist charged with dangerous driving

A 34-year-old Chinese man who crossed the centre line several times has been charged with dangerous driving and is expected to appear in the Queenstown District Court on Monday.

Driveway camping scheme hits hitches

Driveway camping scheme hits hitches

A businesswoman's initiative, which could address some freedom camping issues, might be stymied in the Queenstown area.

Driver makes accidental smashing entrance to bank office

Driver makes accidental smashing entrance to bank office

An ANZ Queenstown branch received one of its largest ''deposits'' yesterday afternoon when a rental car crashed through one of its windows.

Magpies come to train

A second Aussie rules team is due to arrive in Queenstown later this month for a training camp which will be ''as much about the head as it is the body''.

Industrial site still on market

Industrial site still on market

An industrial site near central Queenstown, with consent for an urban-industrial business precinct, is still on the market.