Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Town obscured by clouds of smoke

Town obscured by clouds of smoke

Thick smoke from a farmer's burn-off blanketed Wanaka for much of yesterday afternoon, angering some residents and perplexing tourists.

Police case 'bit of a shambles': defence

Police case 'bit of a shambles': defence

Failures by Queenstown police led to a reduced charge for an Arrowtown businessman, accused of trying to run over a builder in Arrowtown this year.

Assurance over signs

The Department of Conservation says trampers using the Cascade Saddle route in the Mount Aspiring National Park can be assured upgraded warning signs will be positioned at the most treacherous section of the crossing.

Community pool options up for discussion

Wanaka community swimming pool options could cost the town's ratepayers as little as an extra $3.06 a year or as much as $240.26 a year.

Man to pay $745 for camera

Man to pay $745 for camera

A Queenstown roofer who stared into a CCTV camera before vandalising it was yesterday sentenced to 80 hours' community work and ordered to pay $745.43 in reparation.

Property developer fails in legal bid

Property developer fails in legal bid

One of the two property developers vying to have the Wanaka community swimming pool built in their part of the town has failed in a legal bid to have a public consultation document amended.

Marking site's century, 30 years' wine

Marking site's century, 30 years' wine

The culmination of 30 years of winemaking and 100 years on the land will be celebrated in Wanaka this weekend with the release of Rippon Vineyard's 2012 pinot noir.

Boys have the write stuff

Boys have the write stuff

Poems written by three Queenstown children will form part of a public poetry reading in the Wakatipu next week.

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