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Buzzing around the Beehive

For those who choose to go into politics, saying life is busy would be a massive understatement. Daisy Hudson caught up with MP Hamish...

Weed killer worry

A Massey University public health expert says Queenstown's council should stop its contractors using the potentially cancer-causing chemical herbicide Roundup. The chemical (Glyphosate 360) is...

Mr Whippy’s hearty gesture

You might think an ice cream vendor couldn't save your life, but when it comes to Central Otago's Mr and Mrs Whippy, that's actually...

Jim Boult re-elected, provisional results

Jim Boult has been re-elected as Queenstown Lakes District mayor with 5,535 of 10,320 votes cast, based on provisional results. Boult beat local hotelier Nik...

Melgrens owe ‘nearly $1 million’

A liquidator has slammed a former Queenstowner, labelling him "completely reckless" as he prepares to report him to the Companies Office for reckless trading. Jaden...

Military summit

Defence top brass from NATO, the Pentagon and South-East Asia are coming to Queenstown for a high-powered security summit next April. The theme of the...

Judge slams council for district plan bungling

A prominent ratepayer is blasting Queenstown's council as "irresponsible" for appealing a damning judgment against it. The Environment Court last month found the council had...

Resort’s thin blue line

Five police officers were acknowledged on 2019 Police Remembrance Day in Queenstown late last month – two receiving district commander commendations. Constables Matthew Hargreaves and...

Monocultural council

Queenstown's New Zealand's most ethnically diverse town, but you wouldn't know it looking at the candidates standing for Saturday's council elections. Auckland-based National MP Kanwaljit...

Heath Copland (elected, unopposed): What I intend to achieve while on...

It is my absolute privilege to be representing the people of Arrowtown on Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC), as the incoming councillor for the...

Hospital confirmed

Finally! Central Lakes Trust (CLT) and Southern Cross Hospitals have confirmed details of a new, independent hospital planned at Queenstown Country Club. The $20 million-plus...

Parking fury

Business owners are up in arms over a parking clampdown in the CBD, calling it a "blatant cash grab" with one owner booked nine...
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