Tracey Roxburgh

Trip of a lifetime for powerlifter

Trip of a lifetime for powerlifter

Anna Thompson found out last week she had been selected to represent New Zealand in the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships, less than a year after entering her first powerlifting competition.

Three inquests this week

Inquests will be held in Queenstown this week to determine the cause of death of five people - four of them foreign nationals - killed in three separate incidents near Wanaka.

Salute to the ski season

Salute to the ski season

The Remarkables ski area near Queenstown celebrated the end of the 2015 ski season with a Hawaiian-themed beach party on Sunday.

Golden days gone but memories linger

Golden days gone but memories linger

The former Arrowtown Camping Ground main block is being demolished to make way for the new Arrowtown Community Sports Facility at Jack Reid Park. Queenstown reporter Tracey Roxburgh remembers happy times in a building that was more than just concrete blocks.

A thumping performance

A thumping performance

 

There was drum'n bass - but not as you know it. About 150 Queenstown Primary School pupils performed a one-off ''Rad Rhythm'' show at the Queenstown Memorial Centre, last night.

A remarkable ski season

A remarkable ski season

It's been a bobby dazzler. The Remarkables ski area will close for the season on Sunday after one of its best years in recent times.

Cutting red tape one focus of plan

Cutting red tape one focus of plan

Cutting red tape to make it easier and cheaper for some types of development in Queenstown Lakes are some of the key changes to the council's proposed district plan.

Charity boxing match a knockout

Charity boxing match a knockout

It had blood, bruising and epic battles, and the man behind it all could not be happier.

Polo facility proponents seek consent

A proponent of a proposed polo facility near Queenstown says the million-dollar venture would provide ongoing and wide-ranging economic benefits to the resort.

Regulation of boarding houses idea

Queenstown's council is not ruling out regulating residential boarding houses, but for now is focused on ''addressing the cause of the disease ... rather than the symptoms''.