Arrowtown

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...
Arrowtowner Jed Crawford braved having his head shaved by his sister Zoe, 13, in honour of his dad, Keith, last Friday. 'The Big Shave' was the 10-year-old's way of raising funds for a Wellington clinic to test treatments for the...
Arrowtown designer Peni Moala is about to show off his skills on TVs around the country. Daisy Hudson talks to the talented Kiwi about fashion, culture, and being happy. It's fair to say 2018's turning into a massive year for...

Village venue changes course

Arrowtown's renowned Saffron restaurant has reopened with a new menu, new fit-out and new name. Rosie B's offers a more casual atmosphere than its fine dining predecessor. It's named after notorious local goldrush character Bully Hayes' wife, stage performer Rosetta Buckingham. Local...

A’town urban creep fear

Opponents of a mooted Arrowtown subdivision claim it will ruin rural vistas and fly in the face of urban sprawl-preventing plan changes. On the rural side of McDonnell Road, the 12-lot residential subdivision's proposed by local real estate agent Richard...

Firefighting service celebrated

He's battled countless blazes, attended plane crashes and car smashes, but after 25 years Lee-Roy Mullings still loves working alongside his firefighting mates. The 49-year-old Arrowtowner was last week presented with a medal acknowledging quarter-of-a-century of volunteering with the town's...
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