Christina McDonald

Full life provides fuel for humour

Full life provides fuel for humour

A colourful life split across journalism and business has given Arrowtown writer John Lapsley ample anecdotes to mould into a column that is now part of a book.

Freedom camping fines drop

Freedom camping fines drop

Fewer $200 infringement fines may have been issued to errant freedom campers in the Queenstown Lakes region this summer compared with last, but some campers are still leaving rubbish and even defecating in public areas.

Artist on the way up

Artist on the way up

Arrowtown artist Paul Sewter is preparing to climb seven peaks with a series of his artworks in a specially made box to display them most likely to ''an audience of just me''.

Heritage funding available

Heritage funding available

About $70,000 has been given out by the Queenstown Lakes District Council over the past five years to assist people who own heritage buildings or features.

Queenstown poplars to get the chop

Queenstown poplars to get the chop

The days are numbered for 21 Lombardy poplars along Lake Esplanade after a falling tree crushed seven cars and damaged a hotel last month.

Thousands lost after 'silly, drunken mistake'

Thousands lost after 'silly, drunken mistake'

It should have been the busiest day of the year for the small specialty cake shop in Queenstown.

Mood for action over latest spill

Mood for action over latest spill

Enforcement authorities are rallying to address the cause of yet another sewage spill in Queenstown.

Businesses flood after 'sprinkler stunt' goes wrong

Businesses flood after 'sprinkler stunt' goes wrong

Some businesses in Queenstown could face hefty repair bills after two tourists' alleged sprinkler stunt went awry overnight.

Help sought in feeding injured harrier hawk

Help sought in feeding injured harrier hawk

An injured wild harrier hawk/kahu is eating its carers out of house and home.

Decision to seal skifield access road

Decision to seal skifield access road

The winding 13km alpine road to the Remarkables skifield is to be sealed - starting with the bottom 4km, which will be ready for this ski season.