Tracey Roxburgh

Change of course for Tour de Wakatipu

Organisers are considering whether this year will be the last for the Tour de Wakatipu, being held today, with changes to land use on the south side of the Kawarau River affecting access during the event's traditional Easter timing.

ORC opts to join wilding tree battle

The Otago Regional Council has agreed to "dip its toe in the water'', setting aside funding for the first time to help eradicate wilding pines.

A bridge closure too far

A bridge closure too far

The historic Skippers Bridge, near Queenstown, was closed and then reopened by the Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday afternoon, after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

Development to more than double airport debt

Development to more than double airport debt

Queenstown Airport debt will more than double between 2017 and 2019 to enable major infrastructure projects, including further terminal expansion.

Reviewing QLDC fees and charges

Farmers in the Queenstown Lakes district sitting on land zoned for development could be hit by rates rises of up to 154%.

Camp site like 'refugee camp'

Camp site like 'refugee camp'

A Gibbston resident has described a riverside freedom-camping site near his home as being like a "Syrian refugee camp''.

Campers making most of private land

Campers making most of private land

The Queenstown Lakes District Council says it is ‘‘hamstrung'' when dealing with freedom campers taking advantage of undeveloped private sites in the resort.

Council to introduce clamping to more areas

Council to introduce clamping to more areas

Freedom clamping areas in the Queenstown Lakes district will be expanded by next summer.

F1 champion sees South in a day

F1 champion sees South in a day

Queenstown has clearly impressed Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton.

No word on health services report

The Ministry of Health says it will take into account feedback from Queenstown residents when making decisions about the future of health services in the Wakatipu, but gave no indication on when those decisions would be made.