Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

'Bored' banker jailed for $400,000 theft

'Bored' banker jailed for $400,000 theft

A Queenstown banker fought back tears as she was sentenced for stealing more than $400,000 from her employer.

NZ may be next in line for 'Coast'

NZ may be next in line for 'Coast'

Scottish television personality Neil Oliver has filmed a promo in Queenstown for a potential New Zealand spin-off of long-running BBC series Coast.

Consortiums shortlisted for building schools

Two public-private consortiums have been shortlisted to construct four schools in New Zealand worth more than $200 million in total, including the new Wakatipu High School.

New dog control bylaw 'clarifications' issued

Just to clarify: it will still be permissible under the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed new dog control bylaw and policy to let Rover off his leash to fetch a stick from Lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu.

Lake it or lump it

Lake it or lump it

Pool or no pool, there is always the lake. With the Wanaka community pool closed because it is considered an earthquake risk, the town's keen swimmers are having to make other arrangements to keep up their training programmes.

$5m to make most of 'Hobbit' effect

$5m to make most of 'Hobbit' effect

Tourism New Zealand is spending an extra $5 million to capitalise on Tolkien tourism.

Buildings rising from the ashes

Buildings rising from the ashes

The Paradise Trust has begun work on two building projects that will fill the void left by a fire that destroyed its historic homestead two months ago.

Museum head marks 25 years

Museum head marks 25 years

David Clarke has officially shed his reputation as a job flitter.

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