James Beech

Slimmed down residential proposal goes before court

Slimmed down residential proposal goes before court

Should more residential development be provided for outside the urban growth boundary of Arrowtown and, if so, what is the appropriate density, were the questions posed in the Environment Court yesterday.

Pak'n Save, Mitre 10 all ready to go

Pak'n Save, Mitre 10 all ready to go

The developer behind the $50 million Pak'n Save and Mitre 10 Mega development in Queenstown says he would be ''very surprised'' if long-awaited construction of the retail stores did not go ahead this time around.

Global interest rockets after royal visit

Global interest rockets after royal visit

Global interest in Queenstown has rocketed following the visit to Amisfield Winery and Shotover Jet by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Sunday.

Extra Jetstar flights in July

Extra Jetstar flights in July

Jetstar will add an extra five flights, or 1600 seats, between Sydney and Queenstown in July, in addition to more than 15,000 seats to be added between Australia and the resort in July and August, as announced last month.

Plenty of mountain bike action on programme

Mountain biking action continues at the Queenstown Bike Festival this week with dazzling tricks and tests of endurance to entertain spectators.

Kapa gallery prepares for shift

Kapa gallery prepares for shift

A mainstay of the Wakatipu art scene is preparing to move to new premises within central Queenstown after a popular closing down sale in its present location.

Tourists issue in natural disaster

Tourists issue in natural disaster

The national controller in charge of the response to the Christchurch earthquake in February 2011 says tourists in Queenstown are a boon to the economy, but a burden in an emergency.

Read all about it

Read all about it

Kings View School pupils (from left) Tobin Roebeck (8), Mackenzie Shewan (11) and Florence Roebeck (6), dressed as some of their favourite literary heroes, stock up on some of the 400 new Scholastic New Zealand paperbacks which are available to buy at the school's first fundraising book fair this week.

Show 'most technical, visually spectacular'

Tickets for the Showbiz Queenstown production of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar are now on sale.

Traffic plan discussion

A plan to keep downtown Queenstown traffic moving while ensuring the area is still pleasant for pedestrians has been presented for feedback from ratepayers, but construction could be years away.