Queenstown Lakes News

Drowning man pulled from river

Drowning man pulled from river

A big Samoan man from Wellington called Ben has two ''skinny white boys'' to thank for surviving the Clutha River.

Getting on top of climate change data

Getting on top of climate change data

Dr Barbara Anderson is a scientist who makes no bones about climate change.

Many a challenge in fundraising ride

Many a challenge in fundraising ride

Queenstown's Carey Vivian is about to mountain bike the length of the country to try to raise $50,000 for motor neurone disease (MND) sufferers.

Body found

Police have recovered a body believed to be that of missing Wellington tramper Scott (Brock) Oliver from alongside the Wilkin River in Mt Aspiring National Park west of Makarora.

Reid for rural games concert

Reid for rural games concert

An outdoor concert is planned as part of the upcoming inaugural New Zealand Rural Games, being held in Queenstown over Waitangi Weekend.

Tramper's body found

Tramper's body found

The body of a well-regarded music journalist who went missing while tramping in Mount Aspiring National Park has been found.

German tramper feared missing

German tramper feared missing

A search and rescue operation is underway near Queenstown after a German tourist failed to return a locator beacon by his "panic date".

'Close call' for swimmer in Clutha

'Close call' for swimmer in Clutha

A north Island man in his 30s nearly drowned in the Clutha River at Albert Town yesterday afternoon.

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