Christina McDonald

Past winner loving life of pro musician

Past winner loving life of pro musician

Since winning the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2011 Sergey Malov, from Russia, has been enjoying his life as a professional musician.

CCTV system needs attention

CCTV system needs attention

Having captured everything from someone falsely claiming their snowboard had been stolen to a dog stealing designer bread to people involved in serious assaults, the Arrowtown CCTV system is now in need of help itself.

New bridge plans attract two appeals

New bridge plans attract two appeals

Although no-one is suggesting a new two-lane bridge is not needed, appeals related to plans for a new Kawarau Falls bridge have been lodged.

Affordable housing focus

Affordable housing focus

''Whatever boom New Zealand gets, Queenstown usually gets it on steroids'', Finance Minister Bill English told guests at a post-Budget breakfast event hosted by the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce at the resort's Millennium Hotel yesterday.

Help offered for trail slip repair work

Help offered for trail slip repair work

A slip which occurred in January and closed a section of the walking and cycling trail on the Kawarau River bank behind Remarkables Park Shopping Centre could be fixed with help from Remarkables Park Ltd and Shotover Park Ltd.

Sky City role draws criticism

Sky City role draws criticism

The idea of SkyCity Entertainment Group operating a convention centre in Queenstown has upset some submitters on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's draft annual plan.

No decision on building

There is ''no plan at this point'' for the Shotover St building gutted by fire on Friday, the man whose company owns the building said yesterday.

Fire service call for sprinklers in aftermath of fire at bar

Fire service call for sprinklers in aftermath of fire at bar

Sprinklers are a must in any new building or those being refurbished, New Zealand Fire Service area commander Keith McIntosh yesterday said in a statement, following the Friday fire that destroyed a Shotover St building which had no sprinklers.

Time to unlock your inner potter

Time to unlock your inner potter

In this week's Join The Club, Christina McDonald talks to members of the Wakatipu Pottery Group.

Downtown games 'hubs'

Downtown games 'hubs'

Elements of both the Winter and summer Olympics will feature in the Queenstown Lakes area in August when the third biennial Winter Games are held.