Lucy Ibbotson

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.

Pool reports convince ex-engineer

An ex-civil engineer training for his second attempt at swimming the length of Lake Wanaka says the Queenstown Lakes District Council made the right call in closing Wanaka's public pool because of earthquake risks.

Bra fence reboosted after thefts

Bra fence reboosted after thefts

Like a phoenix from the ashes, the controversial Cardrona bra fence is rising once more.

Concern at not buying gold land

Concern at not buying gold land

The Cardrona community has been ''really let down'' by the Queenstown Lakes District Council, which failed in its bid to buy abandoned sections in the village, a local publican says.