Queenstown Lakes News

Man dies at Queenstown mountain bike park

Man dies at Queenstown mountain bike park

A 57-year-old Nelson man has died at a mountain bike park near Queenstown this morning.

Wanaka pilot farewelled

Wanaka pilot farewelled

A Wanaka pilot who died in a helicopter crash last week has been farewelled.

Regional air service welcomed

Regional air service welcomed

Plans for a daily air service between Dunedin and Queenstown have attracted plenty of early support, but may face hurdles before they can fly.

Feeley defends using Auckland law firm

Feeley defends using Auckland law firm

Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley is defending the council's use of an Auckland lawyer for dog attack prosecutions.

Profits taking off inline with expansion

Queenstown Airport posted a $4.7 million profit for the second half of last year, despite expenses increasing by 13% to $3.8 million, the council was told on ThursdayThe half-year report to shareholders showed net profit was up 23% on the six months ending December 31, 2013.

'Awaiting advice' on fines

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett is ''awaiting advice'' on the issue of overseas tourists failing to pay their $200 freedom camping fines.

Campaign for Kidds Bush

Wanaka woman Heather Thorne is launching a campaign to gain more secure public access to the Department of Conservation's Kidds Bush camp site beside Lake Hawea.

Petrol station accord

An 11th-hour appeal against a petrol station for Arrowtown has been withdrawn, clearing the way for work to start at the site.

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