Tracey Roxburgh

Rural fire authority forced to pay Cecil Peak fire costs

Rural fire authority forced to pay Cecil Peak fire costs

The National Rural Fire Authority has been forced to carry the costs of fighting a fire at Cecil Peak almost two years ago after those deemed responsible left the country.

Farewell for 82-year-old 'inspiration'

Farewell for 82-year-old 'inspiration'

Neri Ma doesn't like being the centre of attention.

Long day of travel for kiwi

Long day of travel for kiwi

Today the Kiwi Birdlife Park turns 30. Yesterday it welcomed 6-year-old Mr McMurdo, which left Nga Manu Nature Reserve, at Waikanae in the morning.

Missing climber probably died in fall - coroner

Missing climber probably died in fall - coroner

Missing Wellington engineer Simon Bell (33) probably died from severe traumatic injuries sustained in a mountaineering fall, Coroner David Crerar has found.

UB40 'gutted' as show cancelled because of rain

UB40 'gutted' as show cancelled because of rain

It never rains and then it pours.

Air traffic means reclassification

Air traffic means reclassification

Queenstown Airport will soon be in the same league as Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, following a decision to reclassify its controlled airspace.

UB40 Gibbston gig cancelled

UB40 Gibbston gig cancelled

British reggae band UB40 has cancelled its concert near Queenstown, to the disappointment of 3000 fans.

Those hazy, lazy days

Those hazy, lazy days

The bull ring where she camped is now a rugby field. The main ablutions block has been torn down to make way for a new community sports facility.

A centrepiece for the community

A centrepiece for the community

In this occasional series on Wakatipu eateries, Queenstown reporter Tracey Roxburgh takes a look at Graze. It took 12 years, but it was worth the wait.

Grant enables community facility to go ahead

Grant enables community facility to go ahead

Christmas came early for the trust behind a new community facility in Arrowtown, when the Lotteries Grants Board last week approved a $400,000 grant, turning a nearly 10-year dream into reality.