Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Council aspirants all against centre

All three candidates in Arrowtown's by election are against a council backed convention centre for Queenstown, or at least local residents having to fund it.

Spectacular crash puts 'Monster' out of race

Spectacular crash puts 'Monster' out of race

While some might consider Nobuhiro ''Monster'' Tajima unlucky for crashing his Super 86 hillclimb car mere kilometres into the 14.5km course, luck was on his side yesterday.

Centre losing its appeal

Centre losing its appeal

Some Queenstown business owners are turning against a council-backed convention centre, worried about the long-term costs.

What's driving up road crash numbers?

What's driving up road crash numbers?

It has been a bad few years on the Queenstown Lakes district's roads. The number of crashes has risen sharply, and the driving habits of overseas drivers are increasingly coming under scrutiny.

Book wins award

Treble Cone, the book about the history of the Wanaka skifield released last winter, has won the International Skiing History Association's Skade Award for outstanding work on regional ski history.

Confessions of a veteran reviewer

Confessions of a veteran reviewer

Nigel Zega, the Otago Daily Times' Southern Festival of Colour reviewer, has lost track of the number of festival performances he has seen, but believes only festival staff will have seen more. Mr Zega steps into the limelight for a moment to answer a series of questions from Mark Price before the opening of the Wanaka-based festival.

Cliff reversal

Cliff reversal

Queenstown Towing employee George Middlemiss (74) removes foliage from a Toyota Corolla rental car that crashed 40m down a cliff from State Highway 6 between Lake Hawea and Makarora on Thursday.

Rich experience

Rich experience

Justin Rockefeller (centre) was guest speaker at a philanthropy event in Queenstown yesterday focusing on financial success and family.

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