Olivia Caldwell

Aiming to up downhill world series game

Aiming to up downhill world series game

Some of the world's best downhill mountain bikers have been in Queenstown this week training for the forthcoming World Cup Series to be held across 10 different countries over eight months.

Colourful quilting on show

Colourful quilting on show

Queenstown Quilters and Patchworkers will celebrate their 25th birthday tomorrow and members have invited everyone to see the colourful display at the Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown.

Gay Ski Week brand bid

The owner of the company which organised Gay Ski Week in Queenstown before he placed it in liquidation last year, is thought to be bidding to buy the company back, despite creditors still being owed a total of nearly $60,000.

Adventure still alive and kicking

Adventure still  alive and kicking

At one stage, it seemed that every few weeks Queenstown would come up with a new adventure activity to thrill visitors and lighten their wallets. However, things have been quiet on this front for about four years. Olivia Caldwell investigates whether the resort has lost its adventurous edge.

Speed limit bylaw must be revisited

Speed limit bylaw must  be revisited

Arrowtown residents will have to wait a while longer before the future of the town's speed limit is revealed after "technicalities" in the original proposal need correcting.

Nice work if you can get it

Nice work if you can get it

For some people, 10 minutes in a sauna is exhausting enough. Add on another two and a-half hours along with 26 yoga stretches and you've reached bikram world champion status.

Tindall bouncer to plead not guilty to assault

Tindall bouncer to plead not guilty to assault

Queenstown bouncer Jonathan Dixon has indicated he will plead not guilty to charges of assault and causing grievous bodily harm to two other men outside a nightclub ten days ago.

Nzone cuts noise, seeks new consent

Queenstown's tandem skydive Nzone has added two planes to its collection and applied for a new resource consent reflecting reduced noise levels from the company.

Boxing: Kay stepping up to take on the big guns

Boxing: Kay stepping up to take on the big guns

One of Otago's rising boxers is heading to Christchurch at Waitangi weekend for the Oceania qualifying trials with the hope of heading to Canberra in March.

No benefit seen in Dart tunnel

No benefit seen in Dart tunnel

The proposed $150 millon Milford Dart Tunnel will do Glenorchy businesses and tourism no favours, the town's community association and tourism operators say.