Arrowtown

Eight year winning tear

Arrowtown School has established an almost unrivalled sporting dynasty with its Year 5/6 rippa rugby team. Last week the team won the Otago Year 5/6 champs for the eighth year running in Dunedin. It beat Alexandra's The Terrace School six tries...

Dog fight at the Rec

Basin rugby battle lines will be drawn this weekend – all going well at the Queenstown Rec Ground. Ten days ago the ground, home to the Wakatipu Prems rugby team, was ripped up after a car managed to gain access...
A proposal that could lead to 70 affordable homes being built on the outskirts of Arrowtown has been pitched to City Hall. In a letter to the Arrowtown School board of trustees, the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust (QLCHT) says...

Cup fever in A’town

Fresh from snatching the White Horse Cup off Cromwell, the Arrowtown Premiers face two very winnable challenges before their name's inscribed on the prestigious rugby trophy. The Bulls meet the Central Otago competition's bottom-placed sides – Alexandra, at their Queenstown...
An Arrowtown publican who died last Thursday turned a rough pub into a community focal point. Keith Crawford – who succumbed, aged 49, to a brain tumour – and wife Jeannie bought The Tap in 2011, renaming it The Fork...
Hopetoun Brown and the Genius of Finn Scholes are hitting up Queenstown once again. By the time they get to The Sherwood on Tuesday the Aucklanders will be part-way through their 36-date tour, travelling the country in a van. Tim Stewart...
Bringing parts of Arrowtown's historic museum up to earthquake standards will come with a whopping $1.5 million price-tag. The main wooden building isn't the issue – it's the imposing neighbouring old bank and stables, where some of its collection is...
Last May, Gavin Mason ran up 1100 steps in under 10 minutes, but two weeks later he was barely able to walk up one. After finishing fourth in the annual Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge in Auckland, the Queenstown Airport...
A Queenstowner won her first cage fight on Friday night and claimed silver in a powerlifting comp the morning after. Mel Webster had only had three months' mixed martial arts (MMA) training before her triumph in Dunedin last weekend –...

Heli-pad spat

A newly-settled Queenstown billionaire's ruffling feathers by proposing to make up to 20 chopper flights a month to and from his rural pad. Australian Tim Roberts is applying for non-notified resource consent for a heli-pad on his 12-hectare Malaghans Road...

New Orleans’ new broom

New owners taking over Arrowtown's New Orleans Hotel this coming Monday vow to clean up its reputation. Local couple Kerry and Rob Andrews and Auckland publican Paul Lomax are buying the lease of the 152-year-old pub from Christchurch-based Peter Whittaker. Whittaker's...

Gold town cash bash

Arrowtown has a hole in the wall. Last week Westpac withdrew its ATM machine service from Buckingham Street, leaving only one remaining bank ATM – right before the town's biggest event. Arrowtown councillor Scott Stevens is "disappointed". "There's going to be times...
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