Maritime New Zealand is investigating an incident in which a
Shotover Jet boat hit a rock in the Shotover River yesterday.
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.
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.
Adventure tourism operators have been given a lifeline and a
Government agency has relented.
The New Zealand Open's wish has been granted.
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.
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.
The Department of Conservation's Queenstown Visitor Centre is
moving to Stanley St.
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.
More than 260 eligible households are on the Queenstown Lakes
Community Housing Trust waiting list for housing assistance,
which is of concern to trustees.
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