Olivia Caldwell

Down comes the hillside and blocks access

Down comes the hillside and blocks access

Blanket Bay resident Polly Mustard thought she had prepared for the worst when she parked her car down the road from her house to make sure she could get to work on time if forecast snow blocked her driveway.

Snow cuts power, more to come

Snow cuts power, more to come

MetService has lifted its heavy snow warning for eastern Otago, but snow and rain showers are likely during the next 48 hours.

Five iron equines par for course

Five iron equines par for course

Sir Michael Hill has added to his animal artworks collection this month by buying five cast-iron horses to watch over the seventh tee of The Hills golf course.

New faces at work on festival

New faces at work on festival

Two very important people to 2013's winter festival are settling into Queenstown life and preparing for what will be a good mixture of the old and the new for the June event.

Jailed kidnapper may be out on parole as early as August

Jailed kidnapper may be out on parole as early as August

One of the men convicted for his part in a kidnapping near Arrowtown in 2011 could be released from prison as early as August.

22 submissions on Henley Downs

More than 20 submissions have been received on the rezoning of the Henley Downs special zone, one of which says the applicant has given the development an incorrect name.

Prosecuting pilot cost $180,000 plus

Prosecuting pilot cost $180,000 plus

External legal costs associated with the prosecution of the Pacific Blue pilot found guilty of careless operation of an aircraft topped $180,000.

Rising to challenges helps with motivating audiences

Rising to challenges helps with motivating audiences

Six years ago, when Jamie Fitzgerald and Kevin Biggar became the first New Zealanders to reach the South Pole on foot, Mr Fitzgerald's life took a new direction - miles away from his former bank job.

Queenstown: Not opposing water plan

The Otago Regional Council's water quality regulations will not be appealed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council after all.

Train won't be sold to trust: owner

Train won't be sold to trust: owner

After a failed attempt to purchase the $2.5 million Kingston Flyer and its properties two years ago, a former Invercargill engineer is asking for donations again after the steam train was put back on the market last week.