Tracey Roxburgh

Tourist-driver meeting 'positive'

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says the key focus of a group studying better road safety for tourist drivers is to balance concerns and messages to make informed decisions.

Firefighting cost recovery sought

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is preparing to lodge an application with the National Rural Fire Authority to recover the cost of a fire at Cecil Peak in March.

Didymo confirmed in Arrow River

The Otago Regional Council yesterday confirmed the Arrow River has tested positive for didymo.

Tourists steered towards safer driving

Tourists steered towards safer driving

A Governance group is expected to be formed within weeks to develop a project aimed at improving road safety for tourist drivers.

LandSAR grateful for $1000 donation

LandSAR grateful for $1000 donation

New compasses, whistles and other practical items will probably be bought for Wakatipu LandSAR following a donation of just over $1000 from Z Queenstown.

Stack of events pull in visitors

Stack of events pull in visitors

The Wakatipu business community had every reason to smile over the weekend as school holidays and the long weekend, combined with the Arrowtown Autumn Festival and the inaugural Queenstown Blues and Roots Festival, brought visitors to the resort in droves.

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.