Tracey Roxburgh

Jet-boat hits rock

Jet-boat hits rock

Maritime New Zealand is investigating an incident in which a Shotover Jet boat hit a rock in the Shotover River yesterday.

Doc serious about wilding pines

The wilding pines issue is being taken seriously by the Department of Conservation, as about 50,000ha of land in the South Island is affected by the problem annually.

Chefs taste victory

Five Queenstown chefs have their knives sharpened and are ready to impress as they chase the title of ''Premier master of fine cuisine'', organised by Silver Fern Farms.

Operators get more time

Operators get more time

Adventure tourism operators have been given a lifeline and a Government agency has relented.

Funding is a wish come true

Funding is a wish come true

The New Zealand Open's wish has been granted.

Frantic first-home buyers snap up sections

Frantic first-home buyers snap up sections

First-home buyers have snatched up 35 sections at a Queenstown subdivision within an hour of the plots being put on the market, its developer says.

Golf: Cricketers likely to be targeted

There may be a ''cricket focus'' on the celebrity amateurs in next year's New Zealand Open which will have a purse of $1 million, one of the richest in the country's history.

Resort to get new Doc visitor centre

Resort to get new Doc visitor centre

The Department of Conservation's Queenstown Visitor Centre is moving to Stanley St.

Pink Ribbon organiser seeks record

Pink Ribbon organiser seeks record

After a record-breaking effort for the annual Pink Ribbon appeal last year, the organiser of the 2014 Arrowtown appeal is aiming for a record again this weekend.

Waiting list for housing gets longer

Waiting list for housing gets longer

More than 260 eligible households are on the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust waiting list for housing assistance, which is of concern to trustees.