Arrowtown

Among the blue-shirted Wakatipu Premiers players Arrowtown faced in their White Horse Cup defence last Saturday was Auckland-based Blues Super Rugby player Michael Collins. Unwanted last weekend by the Blues, the 25-year-old played a crucial role in Wakatipu's come-from-behind 20-19...
Residents of an Arrowtown street say they're worried some of the town's well-known trees are a safety risk, and they want the council to step up. Bedford Street resident Jimmy Dunne says he's called the council three times since February,...
The trees are changing colour, the temperatures are dropping, and Arrowtowners are gearing up to celebrate the season. This coming Tuesday marks the start of this year's Autumn Festival, the 35th time the event's been held in the township. Festival coordinator...
After years of plans and proposals, an affordable housing development in Arrowtown is a step closer to becoming reality. The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust has submitted a proposal to the Queenstown Lakes District Council, asking for it to transfer...

Betty’s legacy

The selflessness of a well-known Queenstown matriarch has inspired a group dedicated to supporting Arrowtown parents. Rachel Brown is the founder of Facebook group 'Mums Helping Mums Arrowtown', a group where parents can offer, or ask for, meals, baking, and...

Speed limit backlash

The blame game's begun over Queenstown's botched speed limit trials. Police are having to trawl through years of speeding tickets after informing the council several reduced speed limit trials around the district were unenforceable. Any fines found to be invalid will...
Queenstown shopping centre Five Mile has joined a group of local companies offering vital sponsorship support to the New Zealand Open golf tournament. The 'Queenstown Four', first formed for the 2017 Open, also comprises Coronet Peak skifield, Eichardt's Hotel and...
Christmas came late for an Arrowtown family who welcomed twins into the world on Boxing Day morning. Chevy-Violet and Shelby-Rogue Welland were born just half an hour after mum Clare, dad Matt and older sister Savannah-Rose arrived at Frankton's Lakes...

A’town roll drop

Arrowtown School's roll is in decline ahead of an $11 million redevelopment set to increase its capacity by about 100 pupils. House prices and rents in the village have sky-rocketed in recent years, raising concerns young families are being priced...

A’town prices soaring

Arrowtown's increasing desirability, combined with a shortage of sections, is pushing property prices to record levels. According to Quotable Value, the median house value is a staggering $1,342,650. Luxury Real Estate New Zealand director Terry Spice says there've now been 18...

Skate park fountain

A new water fountain has been installed at Arrowtown Skate Park after school-children campaigned to clean up their village. Year 5-6 pupils from Arrowtown School, who regularly use the park, were tired of seeing plastic bottles left behind. They wrote to...

A’town trust housing a goer

An affordable housing development in Arrowtown's another step closer, following the completion of a geotechnical report on the site. The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust's (QLCHT) received the results of an assessment on the Jopp Street site, which it's pegged...
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