Christina McDonald

'Gimme shelter' plea bears fruit

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.

Relocated festival popular

Relocated festival popular

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 play on as scrub burns

Golfers play on as scrub burns

Golfers played on as a large scrub fire raged out of control behind them yesterday afternoon at Jacks Point, near Queenstown.

Progress slow on rebuilding World Bar

Progress slow on rebuilding World Bar

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 limbo.

PM says 'no advice' on bridge

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.

Big aims for boxing in resort

Plans to make Queenstown the Australasian boxing hub are under way.

Cecil Peak Fire burns itself out

Cecil Peak Fire burns itself out

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.

$50,000 loan for Coastguard

$50,000 loan for Coastguard

The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday approved a $50,000 interest-free loan to Coastguard Queenstown towards its planned headquarters.

Paraglider top woman in country

Paraglider top woman in country

Melanie Heather, of Queenstown, has claimed victory in New Zealand's national ''orienteering in the sky'' competition.

Man trapped in car for hour

Man trapped in car for hour

A man in his 70s was trapped in his crushed car for more than an hour yesterday afternoon following a two-vehicle, head-on crash on State Highway 6 at Gibbston.