Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Queenstown man believed kidnapped

Queenstown man believed kidnapped

A major police operation is continuing in Queenstown as concern grows for the safety of a 22-year-old local believed to have been kidnapped on Tuesday.

Adventure audit: time runs out

Adventure audit: time runs out

At least one in five Queenstown adventure tourism operators subject to new regulations aimed at improving safety in the industry will miss a Monday deadline for being audited.

Lengthy walk, in sandals, to see NZ

Lengthy walk, in sandals, to see NZ

Naresh Kumar is not your average backpacker. Indeed the 32-year-old has had a long journey to Queenstown.

Three Parks backed

A new eight-lane lap pool and learners' pool at Wanaka's Three Parks subdivision is the public's preference for upgraded swimming facilities in the town.

Resort second only to Auckland in visitor spend

Visitors to Queenstown are spending more than ever, second only to Auckland.

Police restructure plan dissent

Police restructure plan dissent

Like taking Richie McCaw out of the All Blacks - that is how one Wanaka community leader described a police proposal to do away with the senior sergeant position in the town early next year.

Gigatown's benefit must be 'shared'

Gigatown's benefit must be 'shared'

Dunedin now has a ''big responsibility'' to share its Gigatown success with the wider region, a Gigatown Wanaka campaign leader says.

Safety part of bowl's design

Safety part of bowl's design

The clover-leaf-shaped bowl that features in the extension to Wanaka's new skate park is designed to fill with water as the level of Lake Wanaka rises during floods.

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