Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Tramper 'felt bliss' in New Zealand

Tramper 'felt bliss' in New Zealand

An American tourist found dead in a river near Wanaka yesterday had previously described her first tramping trip in a column published by Otago University's student magazine Critic.

Body of missing tramper found

Body of missing tramper found

Searchers have today found the body of an American tramper who went missing in Mt Aspiring National Park a week ago.

Birds bounce back after pests poisoned

Birds bounce back after pests poisoned Recent 1080 aerial drops near Queenstown and Wanaka have ''substantially'' reduced pest numbers and boosted native bird populations, Department of Conservation staff say.

Bridge victory claimed

Bridge victory claimed

Proponents of an alternative location for replacing the Kawarau Falls Bridge near Queenstown are claiming victory after a council decision on Thursday.

No need to consult on SHAs: council

No need to consult on SHAs: council

Despite some concerns within the Wakatipu community about a lack of consultation over proposed Special Housing Areas (SHAs) in the area, the Queenstown Lakes District Council says there is ''no obligation'' to consult with anyone.

Restoration planned

Restoration planned

The new owners of Threepwood Homestead at Lake Hayes plan to restore and enlarge the historic building.

Stevens takes by-election in landslide win

Stevens takes by-election in landslide win

Arrowtown businessman Scott Stevens has won the Arrowtown by-election by a landslide, getting  756 votes.

Snowmobiles opposed

Two opponents are the only submitters on plans for a snowmobile operation on Crown pastoral lease land in the Nevis Valley.

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