Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Outgoing council chief warns of struggle

Outgoing council chief warns of struggle

The Queenstown Lakes District Council's outgoing chief executive warns his successor faces an uphill struggle to effect change in the region.

QLDC adopts plans after 'fraught' process

A plan to make changes to unformed legal roads near Hawea Flat was adopted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council at its meeting in Queenstown yesterday.

Weather hindering track survey work

Weather hindering track survey work

Bad weather is hampering survey work on part of the Rees-Dart Track to ascertain whether it will reopen for the tramping season.

Student convicted, fined for obstructing officer

A University of Otago student has been convicted and fined for obstructing a policeman during an Easter weekend trip to Queenstown.

Peak hillclimb today

More than 40 drivers will battle it out for top honours today in the 2015 Coronet Peak Hillclimb, near Queenstown.

Components of helicopter on way to Wellington

The key components of the Squirrel helicopter which crashed on Fox Glacier last Saturday killing all on board, are en route to Wellington, but some parts will remain embedded in the glacier.

Woes continue in wake of winds

Woes continue in wake of winds

Severe winds that closed roads and downed power lines in the South overnight are now affecting flights - including Dunedin and Queenstown services - in and out of Wellington.

Taylor swiftly moves on

Pop superstar Taylor Swift appears to have still been in New Zealand this morning, holidaying in Queenstown with her DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris.

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