Tracey Roxburgh

Dead heat in 'quick' bike race

Dead heat in 'quick' bike race

An Englishman and a Southlander claimed joint first place in Saturday's annual Tour de Wakatipu, with a dead heat at the finish line.

Mountain biking: Oceania title to Columb

Mountain biking: Oceania title to Columb

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 Saturday.

Airport forecast growth exciting; infrastructure critical: QAC

The Queenstown Airport Corporation says while predicted growth figures are "pretty exciting'', ensuring adequate infrastructure across the district to support it is critical.

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.