In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Wakatipu High School Board of Trustees head of communications Greg Turner says, as the school is preparing to bid farewell to its senior pupils, it is also looking to the future and the resources required to ensure Queenstown secondary school pupils have access to the technology necessary in a modern age.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden examines the controversial decision to award the Wanaka recycling contract to Smart Environmental Ltd - a decision she says was the right one.
It's been a stormy 10 months so far. In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Destination Queenstown chief executive Tony Everitt says the forecast for summer is for the rain to ease and the sun to appear, but that tourism operators should keep their umbrellas handy, just in case.
Queenstown Police senior intelligence analyst Senior Constable Sean Drader encourages people in the community to become a "fan" of the police and help widen the net when it comes to solving crimes and apprehending offenders.
Queenstown Airport terminal operation manager Aideen Tinney reveals how multi-agency co-operation managed passenger congestion and helped ensure passengers enjoyed their experience during the busiest month the airport has ever handled.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, New Zealand Hotel Council Queenstown chairwoman Penny Clark says a conference centre in Queenstown could be one way of diversifying the tourism market - not just for Queenstown, but the whole of the South Island.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden discusses the results of an online survey discussing the "big issues" in our community.
Queenstown Chamber of Commerce CEO Ann Lockhart considers the Rugby World Cup 2011 has provided an incredible opportunity for the community and the country to join together with a single focus. But, she says, once the tournament is over there are more serious topics on the horizon.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, senior intelligence analyst Senior Constable Sean Drader, of Queenstown police, says there is value in good CCTV footage and gives tips on how to capture the best shots of alleged offenders.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Wakatipu High School board of trustees head of communications Greg Turner shares his thoughts on the education issue and imagines what could result when a new high school is finally built in Frankton.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden is encouraging you to become involved in the future of the community by providing input on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's 10-year plan, which will be adopted next year.
As we entered this decade, 2011 looked to be the year of opportunity for Queenstown, with major events Trenz, Winter Games NZ and the Rugby World Cup all lined up to deliver visitors, media and promotion on an unprecedented global scale.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Wakatipu Aero Club president Peter Daniell hails the vibrancy of general aviation at Queenstown Airport and its importance to the local economy.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, New Zealand Hotel Council Queenstown chairwoman Penny Clark urges Queenstown residents not to miss out on our own opportunities and experience what it is that makes this resort so special.
Living in an alpine environment is not to be taken for granted and we should all be prepared for the worst winter can throw at us, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Lakes Leisure Limited communications manager Rachelle Greene looks at the issues involved in balancing community needs with revenue generation and the need for effective communication.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Wakatipu High School board of trustees head of communications Greg Turner examines Alternative Education (Alt Ed), the cost of its provision - and the cost if it is not provided.
Winter gritting was one of the hot topics for submitters during this year's Queenstown Lakes District Council draft annual plan hearings, with 280 submissions received on the subject. In this week's Wakatipu Echo, mayor Vanessa van Uden explains where the council will go from here with that issue.
In this week's Wakatipu Echo, Destination Queenstown chief executive Tony Everitt looks back at Trenz - and looks ahead to its most recent announcement - Australia and New Zealand's largest education and student travel trade show, the Australia New Zealand Agent Workshop (Anza), to be held in Queenstown next year.
Senior Constable Sean Drader, the senior intelligence analyst with Queenstown Police, gives the Queenstown Times an update on new tools to combat crime.