Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Family escapes burning car

Family escapes burning car

A dad and three children escaped uninjured when their car burst into flames in Queenstown.

Man in spinal unit after resort tree fall

Man in spinal unit after resort tree fall

A young Briton is in a Christchurch spinal unit after breaking his back in a Queenstown tree climbing fall.

Wanaka man owns vehicle used to car surf

The vehicle used by a child to car surf near Hokitika belongs to a Wanaka man, police say.

Highway calls for veteran councillor

Highway calls for veteran councillor

Lex Perkins has spent the better part of 75 years doing things for others.

Jet set a $7m plus for resort

Jet set a $7m plus for resort

Private jet passengers injected more than $7 million into the Queenstown economy last year, with some spending about $10,000 a day.

Lack of aged care forces elderly out

Lack of aged care forces elderly out

A shortage of aged care services in Wanaka is driving elderly residents out of town and a new facility to meet increasing demand is still 18 months away from opening.

Fall survivor 'very lucky'

The Queenstown man who fell 30-40m from a rocky outcrop on the Pisa Range, near Cardrona, at 1.30am on Sunday was ''seriously lucky'' to survive, according to Wanaka Senior constable Ian Henderson.

Glenda Dr work by winter

Glenda Dr work by winter

A roading project costing millions of dollars and designed to alleviate congestion and improve safety near Queenstown has begun and is expected to be largely completed by winter.

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