Olivia Caldwell

Taking the plunge

Taking the plunge

The lure of a $6000 diamond ring on the special date of February 29 prompted a Dunedin woman to pop the question yesterday.

No place for know-it-alls in business, entrepreneur says

No place for know-it-alls in business, entrepreneur says

If you think you know it all, you probably won't succeed. That is the message from one of New Zealand's leading entrepreneurs for those wanting a head start in their business careers.

Friction over track use

Arrowtown residents are upset they were not properly consulted on changes to one of the town's best-known walkways, the Arrow River Anniversary track.

Subway Kids at Lake Hayes

The second Subway Kids Duathlon comes to Lake Hayes tomorrow and local children are gearing up for the friendly event.

Climber killed in Fiordland fall

Climber killed in Fiordland fall

A climber died after falling from the Homer Saddle near Te Anau today.

Troubled developers owe $53 million

Troubled developers owe $53 million

SMG Properties, one of the companies which developed Queenstown's five star, $100 million The Rees Hotel, owes almost $53 million to its creditors, according to the liquidator's latest report.

Inadequate consultation on plan change: SPL

The landowner at the centre of an Environment Court hearing which could enable the building of one of the largest retail centres in New Zealand has submitted the council did not adequately consult the community.

Traditional pancakes shared

Traditional pancakes shared

Some traditions are worth keeping and yesterday, members of St Peter's Anglican Church in Queenstown shared one that is particularly popular.

Shrove Tuesday, or pancake Tuesday, is a Church tradition of serving pancakes a day before the start of Lent.

Originating in England, Shrove Tuesday dates back to the 12th century and marks the start of the 40-day fasting ritual.

Hearing on rezoning opens

A complex hearing to rezone one of Queenstown's biggest undeveloped areas began yesterday - four years after it was first notified.

Man attacked twice in early hours

Police are looking for the people who attacked a young Queenstown man after he was assaulted twice while walking home from town, once with a baseball bat.