Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Helicopter pilot farewelled at service

Stephen Combe (42) was farewelled at a memorial service at St Andrew's Church, Wanaka, on Saturday, 10 days after the Wanaka pilot was killed in a helicopter crash near Queenstown.

Doc relocate three young whio

Doc relocate three young whio

It was a big day in the life of three young whio (blue ducks), and a milestone in the Department of Conservation's (Doc) efforts to protect a vulnerable species.

Man dies at Queenstown mountain bike park

Man dies at Queenstown mountain bike park

A 57-year-old Nelson man has died at a mountain bike park near Queenstown this morning.

Wanaka pilot farewelled

Wanaka pilot farewelled

A Wanaka pilot who died in a helicopter crash last week has been farewelled.

Regional air service welcomed

Regional air service welcomed

Plans for a daily air service between Dunedin and Queenstown have attracted plenty of early support, but may face hurdles before they can fly.

Feeley defends using Auckland law firm

Feeley defends using Auckland law firm

Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley is defending the council's use of an Auckland lawyer for dog attack prosecutions.

Profits taking off inline with expansion

Queenstown Airport posted a $4.7 million profit for the second half of last year, despite expenses increasing by 13% to $3.8 million, the council was told on ThursdayThe half-year report to shareholders showed net profit was up 23% on the six months ending December 31, 2013.

'Awaiting advice' on fines

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett is ''awaiting advice'' on the issue of overseas tourists failing to pay their $200 freedom camping fines.

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