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
Almost 30 events will be packed into the five-day 2016
Arrowtown Autumn Festival, which begins on Thursday.
More than 1.5 million passengers moved through Queenstown
Airport in the 12 months to March, the airport's latest
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.
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.
Teenager Mark Gardyne, of Southland, speaks to about 300
ticket-holders who attended TEDxQueenstown yesterday.
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.
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.
‘‘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.
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
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