Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Developer buys Scurr Heights for $15m

Developer buys Scurr Heights for $15m

Sections in the last big chunk of Wanaka with lake and mountain views could be on the market by Christmas.

Trees by gondola to be removed

Trees covering about 1.88ha either side of the Skyline Gondola - some up to 50m tall - will be removed later this year, to remove a health and safety threat to the aerial cableway.

Visa processing in Christchurch when office closes

Immigration New Zealand will keep a presence in Queenstown after its office closes by the end of August, but visa applications will be carried out in Christchurch.

Tourist operation clarity sought

More clarity around operations on the Dart River and greater protection of TSS Earnslaw's operation were sought by two tourism companies submitting on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed district plan on Tuesday.

Global meat market insights

Global meat market insights

Farmers from across New Zealand have been in Queenstown this week for the Alliance Pure South Conference.

Wilson’s 'long-time friend’ questioned

A Queenstown woman accused of trying to help alleged kidnapper Pita Wilson avoid arrest told police she was his "happy place'' and had only wanted to keep him safe.

Recycling offer mixed

A Queenstown businessman said he offered to take over the town's glass recycling two years ago but was turned down.

Retirement village approved

Retirement village approved

The seventh recommendation for a special housing area (SHA) for Queenstown will soon be on its way to Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith.

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