Christina McDonald

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.

Jump park snares fan

Jump park snares fan

Auckland's Jaden Leeming was just glad to be on dirt, especially Queenstown dirt, last week.

Convention centre consultancy cost $305,000

Convention centre consultancy cost $305,000

Separate to the estimated $50 million capital cost of constructing a convention centre is the $305,000 spent so far in consultant costs by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Hits rained down at winery event

Hits rained down at winery event

Stan Walker fans rushed to the stage screaming with joy when he stepped on to perform at the Classic Hits Winery Tour on Friday evening.

Room to grow

Room to grow

Remarkables Primary School netballers Sami Robertson (11, left) and Isabelle Ralston (12) stand back to back with Southern Steel players Jhaniele Fowler Reid (left) and Erena Mikaere.

One school to teach them all - ministry

One high school for the Wakatipu Basin on a site which has room for expansion is preferable to establishing a second, separate high school, the Ministry of Education says.

Coastguard set for cash boost

Coastguard set for cash boost

Coastguard Queenstown, which operates from a tiny storage shed at the back of a scout hall, could be about to secure a huge financial boost towards a new operations base.

Olympic skiers' results at opposite extremes of field

Two overseas skiers who have trained at Coronet Peak had widely differing results at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, last week.

Intensity of work builds at The Hills

Intensity of work builds at The Hills

It is beginning to look spectacular, but that does not mean it is not spectacular all the time.

Fruity sweets prevail over huhu grubs and hare

Fruity sweets prevail over huhu grubs and hare

Forget commercially made vinegar dressing; how about home-made dandelion dressing? And forget bargain wine - how about stinging nettle margarita or elderflower ''Champagne''?