Tracey Roxburgh

Council to discuss its 'aspirational' housing targets

''Aspirational'' housing targets for the Wakatipu basin under the Government's housing accord with Queenstown will be discussed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council this week.

Drug therapy trial likely

Drug therapy trial likely

A Dunedin researcher hopes to be undertaking clinical trials to help stroke victims within the next two years.

'Ethnic richness' celebrated

'Ethnic richness' celebrated

Queenstown Primary School pupils (from left) Holly Chisholm (6), representing Vietnam, Uta Higuchi (13), representing Japan, Millie Vaitkus (6), representing Scotland, Smirti Thapa (8), of Nepal, and Kibbana Seipolt (7), representing New Zealand, at the school's international day on Friday.

'Lucky' driver faces charge over crash

'Lucky' driver faces charge over crash

A 24-year-old Queenstown man was ''very lucky'' to have only minor injuries after a car crash on Saturday morning, which police say was probably the result of ''alcohol and speed''.

Developers giving $100K to school

The people behind a multimillion-dollar residential development near Queenstown have pledged $100,000 to the resort's newest school, due to open next year.

KJet to put case again

Jet-boat company KJet intends to relodge its consent application to operate on a stretch of the Kawarau River, regardless of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's decision on the Navigation Safety Bylaw 2014.

Council criticised over KJet extension

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has been criticised for an apparent lack of disclosure over a jet-boat company's plans to extend its operations.

'Breathing space' on school buses

'Breathing space' on school buses

Wakatipu schools are celebrating a Ministry of Education ''backdown'' over government-funded bus services.

'Cult hit' novel draws on Queenstown after dark

'Cult hit' novel draws on Queenstown after dark

A former Queenstown barman is shedding light on what goes on after dark in the resort in a novel, released last month.

Has Frankton's David become Goliath?

Has Frankton's David become Goliath? In recent years much of the development in the Wakatipu has taken place in Frankton. Queenstown reporter Tracey Roxburgh looks at the impact on the heart and soul of the Wakatipu - the Queenstown CBD.