Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Former manager admits theft

Former manager admits theft

The former general manager of Wanaka Lakes Health Centre has been convicted of stealing more than $730,000 from the company.

Queenstown's festival of fun

Queenstown's festival of fun

Noise, colour, banter, creativity and enthusiasm - this year's Queenstown Winter Festival opening weekend had it all.

Busy weekend for police

Busy weekend for police

Queenstown police were kept busy at the weekend with six alleged assaults, an offensive behaviour incident and a driver attempting to evade police.

Cool times for contestants at Winter Festival (+ video)

Cool times for contestants at Winter Festival (+ video)

It was a cold start for Winter Festival participants today, as some plunged into Lake Wakatipu for the Birdman Competition.

'Incredible atmosphere' at Winter Festival (+ video)

'Incredible atmosphere' at Winter Festival (+ video)

Winter festival continued in Queenstown today with people flocking to the town centre to watch the Golden Mile race and local crowd-pleaser, the Festival Street Parade.

Milestone flight at Queenstown Airport

Milestone flight at Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport's first international after-dark flight last night was another milestone in a year of firsts for the airport.

$11 million boost for Arrowtown school

$11 million boost for Arrowtown school

Watertightness issues at Arrowtown School will be addressed in a three-year, $11 million redevelopment that will increase the primary school's capacity by nearly 20%, to about 700 pupils.

Fireworks, music open festival (+ video)

Fireworks, music open festival (+ video)

A fireworks display launching Queenstown's Winter Festival included explosions erupting from Lake Wakatipu by the dozen.

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