Arthurs Point

By PHILIP CHANDLER After Cromwell’s Northburn 100-miler (161km) race, which Adam Carlson had been yearning to run for the first time was cancelled last weekend due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Queenstowner stepped in with his own alternative. The engineer, who...

Prison for wannabe samurai

A Frankton man who threatened a team of arborists with a samurai sword last month has been jailed for 17 months. Jason John Bastion, 32, was arrested by armed police on January 29 after threatening the arborists outside the entrance...

Hives new buzz

Public beehives are the new buzz in the Wakatipu. Thanks to local apiculturist Neal McAloon and various sponsors, bee colonies have popped up in the Queenstown Gardens, Arthurs Point's School House Reserve and Arrow Junction's Whitechapel Road. In each case, McAloon,...

Q’town character dies

Queenstown's lost one of its characters. Lifelong local Peter Fleming, who died from a heart attack, aged 68, on December 28, stood out not only for his prominent moustache and stature, but for his strong, even vehement, opinions on both local...

Mountains no match for runner

Queenstown ultra-runner James Harcombe's motto could be 'climb every mountain'. In what's thought to be a first, the 54-year-old last month conquered every peak on the ridgelines surrounding the Wakatipu Basin in one stretch. He accomplished his lofty goal in 35-and-a-half...
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 misled the public by not making it clear, in a summary of district plan submissions,...

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...

Point blockbuster on point

The end's in sight for the tallest building project at Queenstown's Arthurs Point. La Residence du Parc's two four-storey buildings should be ready for occupation by mid-February, at latest. Those structures, housing 48 mostly two-bedroom apartments, had been due for completion...
Residents have been warned if they don't fight a planned 89-lot housing development in Queenstown's Arthurs Point, the area will be "divided and conquered". The Arthurs Point Community Association held a meeting last night to discuss the proposed development in...

Arthurs Point fury

An advertising guru has blown the whistle on a planned subdivision in Queenstown's Arthurs Point. M&C Saatchi Australian boss and former worldwide chairman Tom Dery fears an 89-lot housing development overlooking the Shotover River will degrade an iconic landscape. Dery, who...
Arthurs Point's new local, Canyon Food Brew Co., opened its doors last Wednesday. Tracey Roxburgh talks to the man behind the beer – a dancer, turned mechanical engineer, turned award-winning brewer HE'S fleet of foot and a vanguard with the...
Arthurs Point residents have slammed proposals to build an "intrusive" heli-pad near their rural homes. Gertrude's Saddlery Ltd has applied for resource consent for a landing pad to be built on its land in Atley Road. It would be used for...
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