Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

'Breathing space' on school buses

'Breathing space' on school buses

Wakatipu schools are celebrating a Ministry of Education ''backdown'' over government-funded bus services.

Butter chicken mousse no bar to win

Butter chicken mousse no bar to win

The butter chicken mousse dessert served with chocolate salted nut bar and berry and chilli water ice might have been just a step too far for the 19 judges, but it did not matter in the end.

Crash interviews nearly done

Initial interviews with witnesses to Saturday's fatal Helicopter Line crash on Mt Alta, near Wanaka, are expected to be completed today or tomorrow morning.

Sheep theft reported

Cardrona Valley farmers are being advised by police to check their stock, after a reported theft of sheep.

Investigators at chopper crash site

Investigators at chopper crash site

Three Transport Accident Investigation Commission investigators spent five hours yesterday on the side of Mt Alta, near Wanaka, inspecting the Helicopter Line helicopter that crashed on Saturday.

'Drunk, dangerous' Australian driver charged

'Drunk, dangerous' Australian driver charged

Another day on Queenstown's roads, another example of a dangerous overseas driver. This time, a drunk Australian, police say.

Second title humbles amateur climber

Second title humbles amateur climber

Mountaineer Guy McKinnon has been named New Zealand alpinist of the year.

Anglers irate over boat speed move

The Queenstown Lakes District Council came under fire at a hearing in Wanaka yesterday over changes it is proposing to its navigation safety bylaw.

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