Tracey Roxburgh

Oyez, oyez, ringing in the festival

Oyez, oyez, ringing in the festival

Paddy-Ann Pemberton may be a little hoarse today, after spending the bulk of her weekend crying in Arrowtown.

Arrowtown rugby coach knits together winning team

Arrowtown rugby coach knits together winning team

Unsuspecting visitors were treated to an action-packed fun-filled race down Arrowtown's main street on Sunday morning, as nine teams of four battled for top honours in the annual Pub to Pub Challenge, part of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival.

Teen shows golden touch

Teen shows golden touch

Queenstown teenager Amelia Gatward-Ferguson booked another trip to Australia after winning the New Zealand Gold Panning Championships overall title on Sunday for the second consecutive year.

Passions for golf, cars bring rewards

Passions for golf, cars bring rewards

Wanaka golfer Michael Bayliss booked the trip of a lifetime on Sunday night in Queenstown, being crowned winner of the 2014 Mercedes Trophy and a member of ''Team New Zealand'', to travel to Germany later this year.

All set for local derby

All set for local derby

The Battle of the Basin this Saturday shapes up to be a cracker, as both Arrowtown and Wakatipu are unbeaten so far in the 2014 season and the White Horse Cup is on the line.

Weather smiles on 'fantastic' opening

Weather smiles on 'fantastic' opening

As the first drops of rain fell in Arrowtown late yesterday afternoon, the final pints were poured on the Village Green, closing the first full weekend of events in the 30th Arrowtown Autumn Festival.

Vehicle impounded after river dip

Vehicle impounded after river dip

An 18-year-old Invercargill man has been charged with driving while disqualified and careless driving after an unscheduled dip in the Arrow River on Monday afternoon.

Another life for Arrowtown friends

After a nail-biting hour of viewing last night, Arrowtown friends Jaimie Stodler and Bec Stanley lived to cook another day in the Masterchef New Zealand kitchen.

Lions fund batteries for LandSAR

Lions fund batteries for LandSAR

Wakatipu LandSAR has been able to buy six lithium-ion batteries for use in hand-held radios after a request for assistance from the Queenstown Lions was accepted.

Interactive programme would educate drivers

Interactive  programme would educate drivers

A Central Otago man has unveiled plans for a ground-breaking initiative he believes will improve road safety in New Zealand, initially targeting overseas drivers.