Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Consent-processing rate dives as check looms

Consent-processing rate dives as check looms

Queenstown's building consent processing rate has dropped to a new low ahead of a checkup by Crown auditors.

Gibbston Valley line-up

Gibbston Valley line-up

The line-up for next summer's Gibbston Valley Winery concert on January 21 will include Australian rockers Icehouse, Welsh songstress Bonnie Tyler and British band Alan Parsons Live Project.

Night skiing canned

Coronet Peak will not open for night skiing as part of Queenstown Winter Festival celebrations, due to a lack of snow.

Rules for sale proceeds

Rules for sale proceeds

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will put in place rules today to govern the use of the $15.6million proceeds from its sale of Scurr Heights land.

Drink-driver six times over legal level

A woman has admitted driving her child to school in the Queenstown Lakes district while being six times over the legal breath-alcohol level.

Lost heel scuppers queen's gallop (+ video)

Lost heel scuppers queen's gallop (+ video)

Visitors to Queenstown were left slack-jawed yesterday as eight of the most unlikely ladies strutted their stuff through The Mall before the 25th annual Queenstown Winter Festival Drag Race.

Action on the main drag

Action on the main drag

The 2016 Queenstown Winter Festival drag queens strut their stuff down The Mall yesterday.

Council consent fees set to rise

Council consent fees set to rise

Fee hikes are on the table for the Queenstown Lakes District Council, as a developer expresses concerns over transparency and efficiency.

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