Christina McDonald

Tourists angry about crushed car

Tourists angry about crushed car

Two German visitors whose $1400 car was crushed by a tree which had been growing on a Queenstown Lakes District Council park say they have been given $70 for parts, free towing, and a free bungy jump each.

Talks on teens, alcohol

The recurrent topic of teenagers and alcohol will be thrashed out at a series of talks in Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell this year.

CCTV system proves its worth

CCTV system proves its worth

Having extra eyes in the form of CCTV cameras around Queenstown's main centre is helping solve and prevent crime.

Cricket: Engineering success for HK

Cricket: Engineering success for HK

Hong Kong cricketer Mark Chapman has thankfully given up playing rugby.

Agency links client spike to legal highs

A spike in the number of people seen in relation to legal highs has been experienced by Jigsaw Central Lakes, a non-profit agency which helps those affected by family violence.

Thank you, Aussies

Thank you, Aussies

A chance encounter with a Royal Australian Air Force plane was the difference between Air Milford's newly purchased Cessna Caravan plane getting to its next scheduled stopover or having to divert to an airport where it did not have customs clearance.

Tree crashes on to cars in Queenstown

Tree crashes on to cars in Queenstown

Fernhill, Sunshine Bay and Glenorchy were cut off for more than two hours last night after a large Lombardy poplar tree was blown down by high winds, blocking Lake Esplanade in Queenstown.

Climate conference closes

Climate conference closes

A ''very, very specific'' climate conference concerning two layers of the earth's atmosphere concluded yesterday in Queenstown.

Science decoded

Science decoded

Climate scientists have been forced by a pair of 18-year-old Australian twins to think about how well they are communicating their research.

Karting, ten-pin bowling, gym planned

Karting, ten-pin bowling and a gym are the newest additions to plans for ventures on the Frankton Flats.