Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Case of the missing Culloden tartan

Case of the missing Culloden tartan

This is the tale of an ancient tartan cloth gone missing. It is set in a 500-year-old Scottish castle, and the players include a Scottish Lord, an elderly maiden aunt and Robyn MacIntosh-Handtschoewercker, of Cardrona. The action is said to have begun at the battle of Culloden, Scotland, 270 years ago. Mark Price reports.

Fears tramper swept away

Fears tramper swept away

Police fear a missing University of Otago student could have been swept away in a flooded river during a tramp in Mt Aspiring National Park at the weekend.

$50m Millbrook plan to develop farm

$50m Millbrook plan to develop farm

Millbrook Resort plans to spend $50 million on a new golf and residential development.

Swim school under threat

The axe is hovering over privately-run Wakatipu Swim School.

Eco-tourism consent bid for Pigeon Island

Glenorchy wildlife photographer Dean Fitzpatrick plans to take tourists on guided walks on Lake Wakatipu's largest island.

Wanaka festival ends on high note

The sixth Wanaka-run Festival of Colour ended on a high with an inspired performance from Circo Aereo's Thomas Monckton in The Pianist.

New citizens celebrate

New citizens celebrate

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden (centre) celebrates with the latest New Zealanders after a citizenship ceremony.

Special and something for all

Special and something for all

''The best little arts festival in the country'' was Southern Lakes Festival of Colour director Philip Tremewan's assessment of the week-long celebration of theatre, dance music, conversation and visual arts which concluded in Wanaka yesterday.

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