Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Big-hearted fundraiser

Big-hearted fundraiser

Displaying some of the art works that will be available at the St Joseph's School Art Auction at the Queenstown Memorial Centre on Saturday are (from left) Lexi-Ray Apolosi (5), principal Trisch Inder and Harry Baker (5).

Park next focus for poison drop

Park next focus for poison drop

The ''Battle for our birds'' programme moves next month to the Mt Aspiring National Park, near Wanaka, where bait laced with 1080 poison will be spread by helicopter over 46,500ha.

Lasting bond forged by early challenges

Lasting bond forged by early challenges

Arriving in New Zealand 60 years ago with broken English, few possessions and only each other to lean on set Nick and Min Mayen up for a lasting and loving union.

Surprise return for St Kilda Saints

Three years after St Kilda Saints management vowed never to return to Queenstown, the Aussie Rules team has done an about-turn, set to arrive in the resort - described as a ''home away from home'' - in December.

1080 working well against rats: Doc

The Department of Conservation is declaring victory after its ''Battle for our birds'' aerial 1080 drop in the upper Wakatipu area two months ago.

Climbers' private dilemma at 3500m

Climbers' private dilemma at 3500m

Two Queenstown climbers rescued from Mt Tasman last week had wanted to be taken off the mountain by private helicopter.

Hike in car park leases proposed

Hike in car park leases proposed

The price of some leased car parks in Queenstown could increase by 650% by the end of the year if the council approves a recommendation at its meeting in Luggate tomorrow.

Light touch

Light touch

Rosie Foster, of Lake Hawea, checks out the effect some coloured light will have on part of the sugar plum fairy costume she has designed for the Wanaka Wearable Creations Show, which begins its three-night run tomorrow night.

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