Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Snow groomers at work at The Remarkables

Snow groomers at the Remarkables ski area are hard at work following an epic early winter snowfall in the Wakatipu.

Council given deadline to fix building department

Council given deadline to fix building department

Queenstown Lakes District Council has convinced the Crown auditor to allow it to continue issuing building consents for now.

Alleged victim high on meth at the time

Alleged victim high on meth at the time

The alleged victim of a kidnapping and prolonged assault in Queenstown in late 2014 has admitted to being high on methamphetamine at the time.

Disagreement over new airstrip rules

Informal airports came to the fore again yesterday during resumed hearings on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed district plan.

Camper vans may be banned from CBD

Camper vans may be banned from CBD

Banning camper vans from Queenstown's CBD and freeing up 60 parking spaces in the Church St car park for public use are among the "bold moves'' being recommended to the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Delays, but first night flight 'awesome' (+ video)

Delays, but first night flight 'awesome' (+ video)

At 7.21 last night, history was made at Queenstown Airport when Air New Zealand flight NZ613 from Auckland touched down.

Trial begins over Queenstown kidnapping

Trial begins over Queenstown kidnapping

After 18 months of legal wrangling, the trial has begun of two men and a woman in relation to an alleged kidnapping in Queenstown in 2014.

Delays after crash on Queenstown bridge

Queenstown police are warning drivers to take care on icy roads after a crash on a bridge this morning.

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