Queenstown Lakes News

No cracking under pressure

No cracking under pressure

An Olympian and a former rugby star lit up the New Zealand Egg Throwing and Catching Championship for different reasons yesterday.

6000 at NZ Rural Games

Glorious weather and free entry meant the crowds at the second annual New Zealand Rural Games in Queenstown were double those of last year.

National holiday fun, not ‘funereal’

National holiday fun, not ‘funereal’

Town and country met at Lake Hawea on Saturday for the annual Waitangi weekend top-town challenge.

Cooper and McConnell claim inaugural trophy

Cooper and McConnell claim inaugural trophy

The pain and emotion was plain for all to see at the Queenstown finish line of the inaugural mountain bike stage race The Pioneer on Saturday.

Big turnout for Rural Games

Big turnout for Rural Games

An estimated 10,000 people crammed into central Queenstown last night to watch the once-in-a-year spectacle of 400 merinos being mustered through the streets.

Bridge built to carry predicted traffic rise

Bridge built to carry predicted traffic rise

Just how do you build a bridge to handle more than 20,000 vehicle movements a day? Paul Taylor gets the lowdown on what it will take to get the new Kawarau Bridge at Frankton off the ground.

Battle of the giants to start rural games

Battle of the giants to start rural games

A transtasman battle of the giants will get the second annual New Zealand Rural Games off to a heavyweight start today.

Mile trees granted reprieve

Mile trees granted reprieve

A row of trees along Ladies Mile near Queenstown has been given a temporary reprieve after a public outcry over plans by Delta to remove them.

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