Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Ire at speeded-up housing plan

Ire at speeded-up housing plan

Arrowtown is emerging as a furious battleground over speeded-up housing plans.

Quake rocks and rumbles across South

Quake rocks and rumbles across South

Emergency crews trying to extract a man trapped inside his overturned four-wheel-drive looked up for a second and then got on with the job.

Festival ball tickets sold out

Neither glass slippers nor a fairy godmother will get you into the ball at this year's Queenstown Winter Festival.

Baby-friendly and proud of it

Baby-friendly and proud of it

Liz (right) and Daniel Santos, who welcomed their twins Isabella (left) and Rohan into the world five days ago at Lakes District Hospital, helped celebrate the hospital's maternity unit's successful renewal of its accreditation as a ''Baby Friendly Hospital'' yesterday.

Bridge placement review this month

Bridge placement review this month

A New Zealand Transport Agency review of its choice of location for replacing the Kawarau Falls bridge will be completed by the end of this month.

Aerial look at epicentre

GNS Science geologists already working in the Queenstown area before yesterday's quake near Wanaka are expected to fly over its epicentre today, weather permitting.

Lighthouse mystery

Maritime New Zealand is in the dark as to why the lighthouse at Nugget Point failed last week, but an investigation is under way.

Large earthquake near Wanaka

Large earthquake near Wanaka

People ran out of buildings in Wanaka and Queenstown in panic this afternoon as a severe 5.8 magnitude quake struck.

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