Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Tramper washed off the track

Tramper washed off the track

The day 20-year-old American student Allison ''Ally'' Willen died - Anzac Day - she was making her way, alone, through flood water covering a section of the Young Valley walking track.

Deal signed to rebuild Wakatipu High School

Deal signed to rebuild Wakatipu High School

The inking of a deal to rebuild Wakatipu High School at Frankton is a significant milestone in its history, principal Steve Hall says.

Tramper 'felt bliss' in New Zealand

Tramper 'felt bliss' in New Zealand

An American tourist found dead in a river near Wanaka yesterday had previously described her first tramping trip in a column published by Otago University's student magazine Critic.

Body of missing tramper found

Body of missing tramper found

Searchers have today found the body of an American tramper who went missing in Mt Aspiring National Park a week ago.

Birds bounce back after pests poisoned

Birds bounce back after pests poisoned Recent 1080 aerial drops near Queenstown and Wanaka have ''substantially'' reduced pest numbers and boosted native bird populations, Department of Conservation staff say.

Bridge victory claimed

Bridge victory claimed

Proponents of an alternative location for replacing the Kawarau Falls Bridge near Queenstown are claiming victory after a council decision on Thursday.

No need to consult on SHAs: council

No need to consult on SHAs: council

Despite some concerns within the Wakatipu community about a lack of consultation over proposed Special Housing Areas (SHAs) in the area, the Queenstown Lakes District Council says there is ''no obligation'' to consult with anyone.

Restoration planned

Restoration planned

The new owners of Threepwood Homestead at Lake Hayes plan to restore and enlarge the historic building.

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