Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Big turnout for Rural Games

Big turnout for Rural Games

An estimated 10,000 people crammed into central Queenstown last night to watch the once-in-a-year spectacle of 400 merinos being mustered through the streets.

Bridge built to carry predicted traffic rise

Bridge built to carry predicted traffic rise

Just how do you build a bridge to handle more than 20,000 vehicle movements a day? Paul Taylor gets the lowdown on what it will take to get the new Kawarau Bridge at Frankton off the ground.

Battle of the giants to start rural games

Battle of the giants to start rural games

A transtasman battle of the giants will get the second annual New Zealand Rural Games off to a heavyweight start today.

Mile trees granted reprieve

Mile trees granted reprieve

A row of trees along Ladies Mile near Queenstown has been given a temporary reprieve after a public outcry over plans by Delta to remove them.

Master Builders local branch formed

Central Otago builders have established their own branch of the Registered Master Builders Association.

Would-be climber out on a limb (+ video)

Would-be climber out on a limb (+ video)

I'm about 5m off the ground, slowly spinning, while dangling from a rope which has been looped over a tree branch.

NZ climbers want to be top of tree

The best tree-climbers on either side of the Tasman will be going head-to-head in a walnut tree today.

Recognition reward for weeks’ work

Recognition reward for weeks’ work

Luggate artist Josh Olley says he received a "real boost'' after his sculpture attracted the highest bid at a stone sculpture symposium.

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