Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Balloon's good progress pleases Nasa

Balloon's good progress pleases Nasa

Nasa's super-pressure helium balloon is tracking ''extremely well'' since it left Wanaka Airport last Friday, programme office chief Debbie Fairbrother says.

Seeking to introduce sport of polo to resort

Apolo club has been mooted for land near Queenstown, subject to resource consent and Overseas Investment Office approval.

Driver towing horse float charged

A Darfield man towing a horse float has been processed for drink-driving near Queenstown at the weekend.

Prisoners for a cause

Prisoners for a cause

Su Kang (10), left, and Jiwoo Song (9), both of Queenstown, ready themselves in the stocks for a soaking at Queenstown Primary School's annual fair on Saturday.

Pupils in pyjamas help Vanuatu

Pupils in pyjamas help Vanuatu

Susan Noble, from Hawea Flat School's ''Grans in our community'' reading programme (members of which joined the fun), with pupil Shane Warren (6), during the school's pyjama day fundraiser for cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu last week.

$16,000 paid over fire

$16,000 paid over fire

Queenstown's council has been paid more than $16,000 by the National Rural Fire Authority, relating to the cost of fighting a fire at Cecil Peak a year ago.

In pursuit of worthy goal

In pursuit of worthy goal

Arrowtown School room 14 pupils show off the rubbish they retrieved from the banks of the Arrow River on Friday in a fundraising effort for KidsCan.

Tennis coach's 10 years celebrated

Tennis coach's 10 years celebrated

From training sessions with Pat Rafter to sneaking into Andre Agassi's management box at the US Open, Wanaka Tennis Club coach and former professional player Perry Crockett has enjoyed some high profile encounters over the years.

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