Tracey Roxburgh

Housing accord discussed

Housing accord discussed

A meeting between Housing Minister Nick Smith and Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden on Friday to discuss a proposed housing accord for the resort was another positive step - but much remains to be done before any final decisions are made.

Flowers by ambulance

Flowers by ambulance

While many said it with breakfast in bed, chocolates or a meal out, others told their mothers they loved them with flowers, simultaneously raising money for St John.

Corporate jet services get off to a flying start

Corporate jet services get off to a flying start

VBore Queenstown's $200,000 Corporate Jet Services terminal was even officially opened by Clutha-Southland MP and deputy prime minister Bill English last night, a larger, more permanent structure was already being discussed.

Bar applies for existing use rights

Bar applies for existing use rights

Confirming development rights is the first step to re-establishing a building and activity on the World Bar site, an existing use rights certificate application says.

Tourist-driver meeting 'positive'

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says the key focus of a group studying better road safety for tourist drivers is to balance concerns and messages to make informed decisions.

Firefighting cost recovery sought

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is preparing to lodge an application with the National Rural Fire Authority to recover the cost of a fire at Cecil Peak in March.

Didymo confirmed in Arrow River

The Otago Regional Council yesterday confirmed the Arrow River has tested positive for didymo.

Tourists steered towards safer driving

Tourists steered towards safer driving

A Governance group is expected to be formed within weeks to develop a project aimed at improving road safety for tourist drivers.

LandSAR grateful for $1000 donation

LandSAR grateful for $1000 donation

New compasses, whistles and other practical items will probably be bought for Wakatipu LandSAR following a donation of just over $1000 from Z Queenstown.

Stack of events pull in visitors

Stack of events pull in visitors

The Wakatipu business community had every reason to smile over the weekend as school holidays and the long weekend, combined with the Arrowtown Autumn Festival and the inaugural Queenstown Blues and Roots Festival, brought visitors to the resort in droves.