Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Levies, tax add to house prices

Levies, tax add to house prices

Affordable housing in Queenstown is being held back by costly tax and council bills.

Paraplegic likely burnt in own bed

A paraplegic man who died in a house fire at Albert Town was likely to have been woken by a smoke alarm but was unable to get out of bed, a fire investigator told an inquest yesterday.

Seeing the light at resort’s airport

Seeing the light at resort’s airport

The $1.65million lighting project which paves the way for night flights at Queenstown airport was officially unveiled by Transport Minister Simon Bridges yesterday evening.

170 air navigation specialists converge

The air traffic management industry's largest event in the Asia Pacific region is winging its way to Queenstown this week.

Man missing near Queenstown now thought dead

Man missing near Queenstown now thought dead

A month after police appealed for fresh information about a man whose disappearance eight years ago sparked speculation he had faked his own death, detectives now think it's "more than likely" he is dead.

Prohibited tree species list extension likely

Prohibited tree species list extension likely

Almost a dozen more tree species are likely to be prohibited from being planted anywhere in the Queenstown Lakes District.

Community House congestion seen

Potential parking problems could decide the fate of the proposed Wanaka Community House.

Clues sought into fatal chopper crash

Clues sought into fatal chopper crash

The wreckage of a chopper that crashed near the Lindis Pass at the weekend, killing a Southland man, has today been lifted off the mountain as investigators seek clues to the cause of the accident.

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