Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Pushing the boundaries

Pushing the boundaries This week Wanaka was set on an expansion path unlikely to be matched by any other town in Otago in the near future, except possibly Queenstown. Mark Price speaks to four Wanaka residents with a place in the town's past and a stake in its future.

Brownlee should stay as minister: English

Brownlee should stay as minister: English

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee had a ''brain explosion'' when he bypassed airport security but did not need to give up the portfolio, deputy prime minister Bill English says.

Irish woman on two charges

A drunk Irish woman has been arrested and charged after walking into a Queenstown apartment, locking herself in a cupboard and urinating throughout.

Australian in serious condition after balcony fall

Australian in serious condition after balcony fall

A 19-year-old Australian who fell from a hotel balcony in Queenstown early yesterday remains in a serious condition in intensive care in Dunedin Hospital.

Urgent pool repairs approved

Urgent pool repairs approved

The Wanaka Community Pool is expected to reopen in a couple of months after the Queenstown Lakes District Council agreed to spend about $115,000 strengthening the building as a temporary fix.

Fergburger footpath expansion gets go-ahead

Fergburger has got approval to widen the footpath outside the popular Queenstown burger joint to ease congestion.

Council votes for plan change

Despite final pleas to reject or scale back a 1400-lot Wanaka development, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has voted to adopt the Northlake private plan change.

Complaints of stench

Gibbston residents are losing patience over a smell described as being like ''leaking sewage'' coming from a nearby landfill.

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