Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Shakespeare gives NZ actor big break

Shakespeare gives NZ actor big break

A young Wanaka actor with a penchant for improvisation has scored the role of Shakespeare's friend in an American television drama pilot.

Watersports building proposal to be tweaked

Some ‘‘minor'' changes are to be made to the proposal for a watersports facility on the Lake Wanaka foreshore before a resource consent hearing on February 29.

Heated debate on road

Five crashes in six weeks on the gravel section of Ballantyne Rd led to a brief, fiery exchange during the public forum section of yesterday's Wanaka Community Board meeting.

Contributions to community acknowledged

Contributions to community acknowledged

Upper Clutha residents Bev Rudkin (left), of Wanaka, and Graham Taylor, of Luggate, were surprised with mayoral citations from Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden at a community board meeting in Wanaka yesterday.

Resort abuzz with Chinese visitors

Resort abuzz with Chinese visitors

Queenstown is humming as an influx of Chinese visitors puts the icing on the resort's busiest month.

Widening completed; overlay starts

Widening completed; overlay starts

Queenstown Airport's $18million upgrade has reached a major milestone.

Tourist charged over alleged hit-and-run

Tourist charged over alleged hit-and-run

Police have charged an elderly American tourist over an alleged hit-and-run incident in Queenstown yesterday.

Donations sought to help retain trees

Donations sought to help retain trees

A crowd-funding website will be used to help raise money for the annual cost of maintaining 29 trees near Queenstown that Delta had planned to fell.

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