Olivia Caldwell

Sound harbour $6m upgrade

Sound harbour $6m upgrade

Milford Sound's main harbour will undergo a $6 million upgrade, involving the rebuilding of the 22-year-old breakwater, starting in January.

Hotels miss usual trade from quake reputation

The busy holiday period Queenstown accommodation providers had been relying on has not eventuated, with December proving to be "softer" than previous years and January not looking any busier.

Swimmers 'silly'

Hot weather is attracting swimmers to Lake Wakatipu, but Queenstown's harbourmaster warns some are swimming in the wrong areas.

Jack's Point depot proposal draws nine opposing submissions

A Macropara hedge drew attention at a resource consent hearing last week for Henley Downs Farm Ltd's application to establish a Delta services depot at Jack's Point.

Secrecy surrounds All Black's nuptials

Secrecy surrounds All Black's nuptials

All Black Ali Williams is set to marry his fiance Casey Green in Queenstown next week, but local wedding venues are keeping tight lipped.

New depot ensures fresher food for resort

New depot ensures fresher food for resort

Christmas ham will be fresher to Queenstowners this year with the opening of the new $1 million Goodman Fielder distribution depot on Wednesday.

Fireworks to herald Summerdaze festival

Giant fireworks displays will launch the Summerdaze festival on New Year's Eve with a full programme of entertainment in downtown Queenstown and Wanaka.

Craft markets open extra days

Craft markets open extra days

Earnslaw Park creative craft markets will be set up two extra days a month until the end of April.

Skier gives new sport a go

Skier gives new sport a go

As soon as Mia O'Keefe had finished her first sailing session, she was telling her mother she would be taking up the sport this summer.

Happy school's issues are over

Happy school's issues are over

The statutory manager hired by the Ministry of Education to resolve Wakatipu High School's principal woes is "fully satisfied" senior staffing issues have been resolved after four months of disruption.