Lucy Ibbotson

The sky's the limit for world's longest gravel hillclimb

The sky's the limit for world's longest gravel hillclimb

The Cardrona Valley Race to the Sky motorsport hill climb will be revived next year and multiple past winner ''Monster'' Tajima, of Japan, will return to defend his title.

Damage check in summer

The future of an alpine hut on Aoraki/Mt Cook extensively damaged in a rock avalanche last month will not be known until summer.

Tree felling gets council approval after checks

Tree felling gets council approval after checks

Tree felling has resumed at the entrance to Wanaka, after developer Allan Dippie was found to be acting in accordance with his resource consent.

Collector posts tidy profit

Collector posts tidy profit

A Dunedin collection of historic envelopes has sold for more than $100,000 at a London auction.

Mulling village green options

The Cardrona community will discuss its options for a village green next week, after the Queenstown Lakes District Council failed in its bid to buy land for the project.

Toast to priest at burial in favourite garden

Toast to priest at burial in favourite garden

Long-serving Catholic priest Father Brian Fenton knew what he wanted in life, and in death it was no different.

Developer told to stop felling trees

Developer told to stop felling trees

Wanaka developer Allan Dippie has been told to stop cutting down trees at the entrance to the town.

'Missing link' cycle track feasibility study completed

Plans for a $1 million ''missing link'' in the Upper Clutha's cycle network are moving ahead.

Urgent pool repairs approved

Urgent pool repairs approved

The Wanaka Community Pool is expected to reopen in a couple of months after the Queenstown Lakes District Council agreed to spend about $115,000 strengthening the building as a temporary fix.

Council votes for plan change

Despite final pleas to reject or scale back a 1400-lot Wanaka development, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has voted to adopt the Northlake private plan change.