Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Environmental society 'not playing fair'

Environmental society 'not playing fair'

When Southlander Jack Minty died in 2000, he left his daughter and three sons with a 137ha farm, in six titles, on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

The vision: 10,000 competitors

The vision: 10,000 competitors

The heavens may have opened on the inaugural Queenstown International Marathon, but organisers say the sky is the limit for its future growth.

Plants add fire danger

The New Zealand Fire Service is comparing tussocks to petrol to help get the message across about the fire risk over summer.

Marathon runners praised as 'absolute stars'

Marathon runners praised as 'absolute stars'

Organisers of the sold-out inaugural Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon have praised competitors for braving at-times atrocious conditions yesterday.

Info mounting on gun-toting vandals

Info mounting on gun-toting vandals

The net is tightening on gun-toting vandals who extensively damaged a public hut in the Mavora Lakes over Labour Weekend.

Debt down as QLDC records surplus

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has recorded a $20million surplus for the year to the end of June 30.

Snowfalls unexpected hurdle for skifield project

Snowfalls unexpected hurdle for skifield project

Unusually high snowfalls have made November a tough month for contractors working on a new base building at The Remarkables ski area.

Lone example of Ford failure

Lone example of Ford failure

Henry Ford is remembered mostly for the success of his car-building enterprises - particularly his mass-produced Model T.

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