Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Study to assist planning

Study to assist planning

A detailed and costly study of the Wakatipu Basin's landscapes is being done after landowners slammed the local council for not doing its homework before a district plan review.

11 hotel lift passengers stuck between floors

Eleven people were rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a Queenstown hotel lift yesterday afternoon.

Zoo gets long lease

The family operating Frankton's Zoological Gardens has been granted a rent-free 10-year lease on the condition it prepares a management plan for the recreation reserve in which the zoo lies.

Faster connections promise by Chorus

Faster connections promise by Chorus

Chorus is promising to drastically reduce the 10-week waiting time for fibre broadband connections in Queenstown.

Skippers Rd closed again

Skippers Rd closed again

A slip has closed Skippers Rd, near Queenstown, for the third time in recent days.

Trail most at risk in Kawarau Gorge

Trail most at risk in Kawarau Gorge

A cycle trail through the Kawarau Gorge has the highest risk of failure among Queenstown Lakes trails forming part of a proposed 536km Central Otago cycling network.

Call for closer registry

Call for closer registry

A top judge has called for Queenstown to have its own High Court registry.

Landslip options being considered

Landslip options being considered

A landslip on the banks of the Clutha River at Albert Town could expose rock work to erosion.

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