Christina McDonald

Counting cost of bridge repairs

Counting cost of bridge repairs

Nearly half a million dollars has been spent in the past 10 years on repairs to the Kawarau Falls Bridge.

Rescue chopper pilot kept busy

Rescue chopper pilot kept busy

Shaun Clark has been a pilot with Heliworks for three months but already he has flown at least 15 rescue missions in the dedicated Heliworks helicopter.

Tourist unhurt as van flips in rain

Tourist unhurt as van flips in rain

No-one was injured when a small campervan tipped over on the Crown Range Rd at noon on Saturday.

There'll be hotels - developer

The private developer of Queenstown's second proposed convention centre, for Remarkables Park, in Frankton, says plenty of hotels and restaurants will surround the centre.

Shared Frankton library proposed

With Wakatipu High School relocating to Frankton and future population growth projected to centre around the suburb, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has decided to discuss the idea of a shared library with the school.

Summerdaze fades away

Queenstown and Wanaka's month-long Summerdaze festival is no more. Last week, the Queenstown Lakes District Council decided to approve the recommendation by its events office to cancel the festival, which had been ''supported by [the] council for 10 years''.

QLDC unhappy about NZTA cuts

A proposal by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to reduce monetary support for Queenstown Lakes District transport projects and programmes could mean a cut of between $204,000 and $1.4 million for the district.

Resort's fly-in cycling reputation

Queenstown's reputation as a destination for cyclists who will fly into the resort, ride for five days, then fly out continues to grow, an organiser of the upcoming 10-day Queenstown Bike Festival says.

Two centres possible – developer

Two centres possible – developer

It would be ''unfortunate from a competition point of view'' if two convention centres were built in Queenstown, but the private developer behind the Remarkables Park centre says ''it's possible''.

Shotover jet praised as industry's leader over safety

The jet-boating company that will take the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a spin next month was praised when it applied to renew its licence.