An Englishman and a Southlander claimed joint first place in
Saturday's annual Tour de Wakatipu, with a dead heat at the
Queenstown gravity rider Alanna Columb made it two from two
at the Queenstown Bike Park at the weekend, winning the
Oceania Mountain Bike Championships downhill title on
The Queenstown Airport Corporation says while predicted
growth figures are "pretty exciting'', ensuring adequate
infrastructure across the district to support it is critical.
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.
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.
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.
Queenstown Airport debt will more than double between 2017
and 2019 to enable major infrastructure projects, including
further terminal expansion.
Farmers in the Queenstown Lakes district sitting on land
zoned for development could be hit by rates rises of up to
A Gibbston resident has described a riverside freedom-camping
site near his home as being like a "Syrian refugee camp''.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council says it is
‘‘hamstrung'' when dealing with freedom campers taking
advantage of undeveloped private sites in the resort.
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