Tracey Roxburgh

Last drinks - for a while

Last drinks - for a while

Making the most of the Boxing Day sun and the last drinks on Queenstown Beach, known locally as Bikini Beach, are British tourists, from left, Jack Baker, of Brighton, Abby Farrand, of Leeds, Richard Simpson, of Preston, Jade Baker, of Brighton, Mark Atkins and Richard Hurst, both of North Kilworth.

Are we fixated on rental car drivers?

Are we fixated on rental car drivers?

''Ten-one all units, keep an eye out for a rental vehicle ... heading towards Queenstown. Reports it's crossing over the centre line and travelled some distance on the wrong side of the road.''

Tourist employee change big relief

Tourist employee change big relief

Christmas arrived early for Queenstown and Wanaka tourism operators, who have been granted their biggest wish by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand.

Benefactor funds sculpture

Benefactor funds sculpture

An anonymous benefactor has struck again in Queenstown, this time funding a ''static kinetic sculpture'' beside Lake Wakatipu.

Safety steps for tourist drivers

Safety steps for tourist drivers

Amended rental vehicle agreement forms; increased communication between rental car companies; a website dedicated to driving in New Zealand; and a nationwide roll-out of steering wheel tags are among measures to help keep drivers safe.

Backs of buses to promote safe driving messages

Drivers visiting over the summer period who end up behind local buses in Queenstown will be able to read some driving tips, courtesy of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Council backs new pool over repair

Council backs new pool over repair

A proposed upgrade of Wanaka's community pool appears to be off the table and the Queenstown Lakes District Council has instead agreed to bring forward the design of a new pool development at Three Parks.

The 19th central point of golf open

The 19th central point of golf open

Despite a long-held desire to create an international event in the New Zealand Open, next year's tournament will have a distinctly local feel.

Request for police to monitor alcohol-related offences

Request for police to monitor alcohol-related offences

Police have been asked to monitor alcohol-related crime and disorder in the Queenstown Lakes district to give more weight to future reviews of the Alcohol Ban Bylaw.

Council engineer rejects speed limit proposals

Council engineer rejects speed limit proposals

Proposals to reduce speed limits in the Queenstown CBD and close Buckingham St to traffic between 11am and 4pm have been rejected by a Queenstown Lakes District Council senior engineer.