Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

'Cowardly assault' in Queenstown

'Cowardly assault' in Queenstown

Two Cromwell men were arrested in Queenstown early this morning after an alleged assault in which a local man was kicked in the head while lying on the ground.

'Ordinary' visitor turned out to be Katy Perry

'Ordinary' visitor turned out to be Katy Perry

Save for a lucky few, Queenstowners hoping to hear Katy Perry roar during her stay at the resort have had to make do with a social media ''hi'' instead.

More than 100 houses planned for Wanaka

More than 100 houses planned for Wanaka

The final piece of the puzzle in Wanaka's inner residential tract will start to be filled in next year, as the town's most prolific developer launches his latest project.

Drug deal teachers struck off

A "one-off" drug deal at a Wanaka preschool has resulted in two teachers having their registrations torn up.

Relief after officer in abuse case resigns

Relief after officer in abuse case resigns

A taxi firm boss whose driver was racially insulted by an off-duty Queenstown policewoman says they are very relieved she has resigned.

Grant for snowboarder

Grant for snowboarder

World-ranked Paralympic snowboarder Carl Murphy (33), of Wanaka, has been selected as the main recipient of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival's 2014 grant scheme.

Lessons from track closure

Abuse from the public over the recent closure of two Albert Town walking and cycling tracks has taken a toll on Queenstown Lakes District Council staff, the Wanaka Community Board heard this week.

Soil tested at potential facility sites

Soil tested at potential facility sites

Soil testing was carried out at two sites next to Lake Wanaka on Wednesday as the group behind a proposed watersports building prepares to apply for resource consent for the project.

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