The biggest development at the Remarkables in its history has
continued through varied summer and autumn weather.
Pupils at St Joseph's School who travel to school by bus are
likely to get shelter from the elements when waiting for the
bus by this winter.
There wasn't much room for walking in the Queenstown Gardens
on Saturday, but there was a lot of room for enjoying some of
the region's finest food and drink.
Golfers played on as a large scrub fire raged out of control
behind them yesterday afternoon at Jacks Point, near
The empty space left in central Queenstown by the gutted
World Bar is likely to remain for at least a while longer,
with the hope of having the bar rebuilt by winter now in
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has had ''no
advice'' about bringing forward funding for a new Kawarau
Falls Bridge, despite the old single-lane one being a cause
of traffic congestion.
Plans to make Queenstown the Australasian boxing hub are
Cecil Peak Station manager Philip Rive is thankful the fire
which he estimated burnt up to 10ha on the lower slopes of
the peak on Sunday night did not occur two weeks ago when the
weather was warmer.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday approved a
$50,000 interest-free loan to Coastguard Queenstown towards
its planned headquarters.
Melanie Heather, of Queenstown, has claimed victory in New
Zealand's national ''orienteering in the sky'' competition.
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