Christina McDonald

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.

Tourists hurt when car hits tree

Tourists hurt when car hits tree

Two tourists whose rental car crashed into a tree near Glenorchy yesterday have been flown to hospital by rescue helicopters.

Favourites to return at festival

Favourites to return at festival

All the favourites - such as the ball, scarecrow competition, Art 2 Wear and rubber duck race - have been included in the 30th anniversary programme of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival.

Volunteers get a pat on the back

The Arrowtown Autumn festival would not be possible without its many loyal volunteers.

Submitters in support

Submitters in support

The proposed Frankton Marina has received a predominantly positive reaction from submitters to a resource consent application.

Fire being investigated

A specialist fire investigator was assessing damage to a Queenstown hotel kitchen following a fire on Wednesday evening.

Uninvited revellers not welcome aboard boats

Uninvited revellers not welcome aboard boats

A Queenstown Bay skipper is asking the drunks who unlawfully board his luxury boat an estimated four times a week to remember the boat is not their property.

'Mule' takes it to the next level

'Mule' takes it to the next level

Dugald Peters thought to himself if nobody came to his military-style obstacle course event at Moke Lake ''at least I'll have an assault course''.

'Branches' art auction raises over $14,000

'Branches' art auction raises over $14,000

More than $14,000 was raised from an art auction on Friday evening for the Branches Trust.

Stars in the making

Stars in the making

Songstars has had pulling power for Jake Channer (left), from Britain, and Harry James, of Wales.