Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Big turnout for Rural Games

Big turnout for Rural Games

An estimated 10,000 people crammed into central Queenstown this evening to watch the once-in-a-year spectacle of 400 merinos being mustered through the streets.

Battle of the giants to start rural games

Battle of the giants to start rural games

A transtasman battle of the giants will get the second annual New Zealand Rural Games off to a heavyweight start today.

Mile trees granted reprieve

Mile trees granted reprieve

A row of trees along Ladies Mile near Queenstown has been given a temporary reprieve after a public outcry over plans by Delta to remove them.

Recognition reward for weeks’ work

Recognition reward for weeks’ work

Luggate artist Josh Olley says he received a "real boost'' after his sculpture attracted the highest bid at a stone sculpture symposium.

Master Builders local branch formed

Central Otago builders have established their own branch of the Registered Master Builders Association.

NZ climbers want to be top of tree

The best tree-climbers on either side of the Tasman will be going head-to-head in a walnut tree today.

Would-be climber out on a limb (+ video)

Would-be climber out on a limb (+ video)

I'm about 5m off the ground, slowly spinning, while dangling from a rope which has been looped over a tree branch.

Stance stuns community house proponent

Stance stuns community house proponent

"Gobsmacked'' was how Dame Sukhi Turner yesterday described her reaction to the decision of one of the main players in the proposed community house to oppose the project.

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