Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Decision to cross river 'significant factor' in death

Decision to cross river 'significant factor' in death

Deciding to cross a swollen creek on the Milford Track in "biblical" rain was a "significant contributing factor" in the death of 21-year-old Sydney student Yessica Asmin last year, the Mountain Safety Council says.

520 turn out for third health meeting

520 turn out for third health meeting

A crowd of 520 Upper Clutha people last night lent their weight to the campaign to not only maintain Dunstan Hospital's level of funding but have it increased.

Heading for the low ground

Heading for the low ground

Cardrona Valley Farms Ltd shepherds Neil Robinson (left) and Phil Crossland move a mob of merino sheep off the hill to the Cardrona Valley floor after Monday's snow.

Community team poised for pool fundraising

Community team poised for pool fundraising

A small team of business leaders is ready to dive in and begin managing the fundraising for Wanaka's proposed new $11.8million swimming pool.

Quarrying focus on health and safety

Health and safety reforms are on the cards for the quarrying industry but they are unlikely to affect Blackhead Quarry in Dunedin.

Budget boost for resort airport

Budget boost for resort airport

Queenstown Airport will be staffed by immigration officers year-round for the first time as a result of a Budget funding boost.

Transport hub at Frankton proposed

Transport hub at Frankton proposed

Two former Queenstown Lakes district mayors are proposing a park and ride service as the solution to congestion problems in the resort.

Four honoured

Four honoured

Jim Boult Peter WillsmanNeill SimpsonFour prominent Queenstown residents have received honours from Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae at investiture ceremonies at Government House in Wellington.

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