Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

'Incredible atmosphere' at Winter Festival (+ video)

'Incredible atmosphere' at Winter Festival (+ video)

Winter festival continued in Queenstown today with people flocking to the town centre to watch the Golden Mile race and local crowd-pleaser, the Festival Street Parade.

Milestone flight at Queenstown Airport

Milestone flight at Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport's first international after-dark flight last night was another milestone in a year of firsts for the airport.

$11 million boost for Arrowtown school

$11 million boost for Arrowtown school

Watertightness issues at Arrowtown School will be addressed in a three-year, $11 million redevelopment that will increase the primary school's capacity by nearly 20%, to about 700 pupils.

Fireworks, music open festival (+ video)

Fireworks, music open festival (+ video)

A fireworks display launching Queenstown's Winter Festival included explosions erupting from Lake Wakatipu by the dozen.

Approval for new housing areas welcomed

Approval for new housing areas welcomed

Four new special housing areas (SHAs) around Queenstown are desperately needed, their backers say.

Cool start to Winter Festival

Cool start to Winter Festival

The 42nd Queenstown Winter Festival will go off with a bang this evening when an estimated 10,000 people cram into the resort's waterfront for a fireworks display.

Housing proposal horrifies

Neighbours of proposed new fast-tracked housing near Arrowtown are gearing up for another fight.

Boult bid for mayoralty, to 'give something back'

Boult bid for mayoralty, to 'give something back'

Queenstown businessman Jim Boult is to run for the Queenstown-Lakes district mayoralty.

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