Camping ruckus

By PHILIP CHANDLER New Zealand’s biggest freedom camping organisation’s taking Queenstown’s council to the High Court for effectively, in its eyes, banning freedom camping. NZ Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) alleges the council failed to provide areas where self-contained campervans could go when it...

Earnslaw Burn Insta-famous

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown tramping enthusiast is sounding a note of alarm over the number of walkers he encountered camping at the head of Earnslaw Burn at the weekend. Greg Thompson says he and six fellow members of the Wakatipu...

King Beats ready for a rave

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The only thing he needed was for the Alert Level to come to the party. King Beats organiser Brendan Mulcahy says he’s ‘‘having a nightmare’’ with the Kingston festival, planned for this Saturday, in light of the uncertainty around...