Tracey Roxburgh

Consents issue tests council

Consents issue tests council

Cries for help to process building consents in the Queenstown Lakes District have gone unanswered, forcing the council to hire outside building contractors to stay on top of the workload.

Fall festival packs in events

Fall festival packs in events

Almost 30 events will be packed into the five-day 2016 Arrowtown Autumn Festival, which begins on Thursday.

Airport numbers continue forward march

More than 1.5 million passengers moved through Queenstown Airport in the 12 months to March, the airport's latest statistics show.

Events industry forums start

The first of two forums focusing on the events industry will be held in Queenstown this week, run by Shaping Our Future, following forums held in 2011.

Ride of Respect this weekend

Hundreds of motorcyclists throughout New Zealand will take part in the second annual Ride of Respect this weekend, part of the 2016 Anzac Day commemorations.

'Leading thinkers' speak

'Leading thinkers' speak

Teenager Mark Gardyne, of Southland, speaks to about 300 ticket-holders who attended TEDxQueenstown yesterday.

Track to reopen

The Dart Track, closed since January last year, will be reopened this summer and work is scheduled to begin on a new section of track at the end of winter.

Breadth and depth in TEDx talks

Breadth and depth in TEDx talks

A skateboarder-turned-environmental educator, a musician, social activists and world record-holding mountaineering twin sisters from India will be among the speakers at TEDxQueenstown this Sunday.

Manager’s licence suspended 28 days

Manager’s licence suspended 28 days

‘‘Licensee fatigue'' could have been to blame for a series of incidents that resulted in a Queenstown bar being shut down for five days, the alcohol licensing regulator says.

‘Some progression’ made on freedom camping

‘Some progression’ made on freedom camping

Restricting the number of vehicles that can be parked at a riverside freedom-camping site near Queenstown is one option the Department of Conservation is investigating to help with overcrowding.