Christina McDonald

High-maintenance lady 'certainly worth it'

High-maintenance lady 'certainly worth it'

Queenstown's 101-year-old Lady of the Lake has been resting at Kelvin Heights, ready for her annual survey.

Demand for work visas

The number of work visa applications received by Immigration New Zealand's Queenstown office has risen steadily since 2012 and this year is no exception.

Book in for fundraising sale

Book in for fundraising sale

Tomorrow's entrepreneurs are organising their business ideas of today and the ideas will become a reality at St Joseph's School's major fundraiser - the annual book sale.

Bar's application affected by changing liquor laws

Changes to the alcohol legislation have affected an application by a Queenstown bar for a new on-licence.

Housing accord considered for Queenstown

Housing accord considered for Queenstown

Housing Minister Nick Smith's latest target is to improve housing affordability in Queenstown, where the median house price is $664,000.

Changed mood on economy

The mood of the nation is considerably different now compared with five years ago, ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie told the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce breakfast yesterday.

Wakatipu brave but prized cup to Arrowtown

Wakatipu brave but prized cup to Arrowtown

Wakatipu's fingers were prised off the White Horse Cup in Queenstown on Saturday and the cup left the field firmly in Arrowtown hands.

Heat on the ice faces new centre

Heat on the ice faces new centre

Ryan Strayer has heard stories of the flaming rivalry between Queenstown's Southern Stampede and Christchurch's Red Devils.

New look for Stampede

Rivals of Queenstown's Southern Stampede ice hockey team be warned: this year ''a fresh approach'' will be taken.

Work of midwives honoured

Work of midwives honoured

They see the happiest moments and are also there for the most risky, but Queenstown midwife Ann Mackay said most people ''do not think about'' the role of a midwife until they need one.