Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Concern at not buying gold land

Concern at not buying gold land

The Cardrona community has been ''really let down'' by the Queenstown Lakes District Council, which failed in its bid to buy abandoned sections in the village, a local publican says.

Burger eatery wants wider footpath

Burger eatery wants wider footpath

The Queenstown Lakes District Council should turn down Fergburger's request to widen the footpath outside its premises to ease congestion, the resort's chamber of commerce says.

Swimmers say pool concern overstated

Some Wanaka swimmers say they are more concerned about the dangers of icy Upper Clutha roads than earthquakes.

Airport not briefed about hotel plan: chief executive

The company that runs Queenstown Airport says it has not been briefed about plans for a nearby hotel.

'Miscommunication' leads to search operation

'Miscommunication' leads to search operation

The man being praised in New Zealand climbing circles for his ''incredible'' solo ascent in Mt Aspiring National Park on Friday inadvertently triggered a major search and rescue operation a day later.

'Incredible' climbing feat near Wanaka

'Incredible' climbing feat near Wanaka

New Zealand's climbing community is in awe of the first solo ascent of a difficult South Island peak in Mt Aspiring National Park.

Couple's silence irks locals

Couple's silence irks locals

The Queenstown couple behind the Northlake development on the edge of Wanaka declined to discuss it with the Otago Daily Times yesterday.

1400 new houses for Wanaka

1400 new houses for Wanaka

Today it is 220ha of dry grass, kanuka, wilding pines and rabbits.

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