Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Snow closes Crown Range Road

Snow closes Crown Range Road Drivers are warned to take care as snow affects major roads in the South Island. The Crown Range Road is closed for safety reasons. Milford Road remains shut and care is needed on an icy Haast Pass.

Fire damages Queenstown house

Fire damages Queenstown house

A fire safety officer is to examine a Queenstown property that caught alight early this morning.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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