Queenstown Lakes News

Fire at Arrowtown motel

Fire at Arrowtown motel

 A unit of a former motel has been destroyed and another damaged by a blaze in Arrowtown this afternoon.

Probe into Feeley housing bid

Probe into Feeley housing bid

The Auditor-General will investigate a special housing area bid by Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley's family trust.

Seeking road less travelled

Seeking road less travelled

Travelling from Cardrona to Makarora or from Tarras to Glendhu Bay without setting foot, or bicycle tyre or horse's hoof on a road is the vision contained in a newly completed strategy for tracks in the Upper Clutha.

Use of out-of-town lawyers defended

Nearly 80% of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's spending on legal advice has gone to out-of-town law firms in the first 10 months of the financial year.

$20,000 for charity

This year's Challenge Wanaka event raised just over $20,000 for Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand, a result the organisation has called ''outstanding'', with donations more than double that of 2014.

Ski event challenge

Organisers of Snow Farm's annual Merino Muster cross-country ski event have laid down a challenge to Wanaka's many multisport and endurance athletes to change their running shoes for skis this winter.

Rentals revoked

Rental agreements for two vehicles driven by tourists were revoked within the space of an hour on Wednesday, after police received reports of erratic driving on Crown Range Rd near Queenstown.

Paint spills in Lake Wanaka

Paint spills in Lake Wanaka

Two litres of paint that fell off the back of a painter's vehicle yesterday ended up in Lake Wanaka.

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