Tracey Roxburgh

Smith keen to set mark again

Smith keen to set mark again

Just three days after setting the New Zealand hang-gliding distance record, John Smith has beaten his own record.

Last Thursday Mr Smith (43) flew from Queenstown to Tekapo, a distance of 172.4km, taking him 5hr 10min and 4sec.

NZ caps off 'coolest job in world'

NZ caps off 'coolest job in world'

Brothers Alex and Marko Ayling have just finished what was quite possibly the best job in the world - visiting 26 destinations across the world in 24 weeks.

Something to smile about

Something to smile about

Less than a year after opening its doors, an Arrowtown beauty spa has further diversified, becoming the first salon in the Wakatipu to offer a teeth-whitening service.

Focus on elegance

Focus on elegance

A focus on fresh, elegant and contemporary Japanese food is the ethos behind Kobe Restaurant at Millbrook Resort - taken over by the resort earlier this year.

Rays of sunshine from giving

Rays of sunshine from giving

Rotary Queenstown president Pete Laurenson (left) with Ray White Realty marketing co-ordinator Nina Jensen (centre) and Rotary Queenstown community service director Keith McIntosh sit among some of the hundreds of presents given to Happiness House recently through the inaugural Little Ray of Giving.

Hanging in to claim record

It took 5hr 10min 4sec for hang-gliding pilot John Smith to set a New Zealand distance record this week, flying from Queenstown to Tekapo - and seven hours for him to return to the resort by car.

Council has rethink on digital nudes

Council has rethink on digital nudes

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has done an about turn after an Arrowtown artist was told he could not exhibit his work in the Queenstown Gardens because some people might be offended.

Tattoo Show draws fans

Tattoo Show draws fans

More than $500 was raised for The Youth Booth in Queenstown on Saturday, during the resort's inaugural Tattoo Show, held at Xtreme Bar.

Bike track a hit with youngsters

Bike track a hit with youngsters

Rain was not going to dampen the spirits of a group of excited children at Lake Hayes Estate, who gave the McBride Park's new bike track a resounding thumbs up yesterday.

It's high tea time

One of Queenstown's regal women will again welcome guests this month for the third Laurel Bank Christmas High Tea event.