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Yellow fever

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner's seeing red over yellow broken lines. Queenstown’s council is ‘retrofitting’ broken yellow lines in narrow streets to allow the likes of rubbish trucks and emergency vehicles to negotiate them more easily. One street caught up is Fernhill...

Quail Rise fracas

By PHILIP CHANDLER Sparks are flying over how a section got split into two in Queenstown’s Quail Rise when subdivision’s not allowed in the suburb. Caught in the crossfire are Queenstown’s council, for allowing the subdivision, and developer David Broomfield, who...

Council loses Wanaka case

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The High Court’s upheld an application to judicially review Queenstown’s council’s decision to grant a long-term lease of Wanaka Airport to Queenstown Airport Corporation. The lease was challenged by the Wanaka Stakeholders Group, which applied to the High...

Lake Hayes’ $1m kickstarter

By GUY WILLIAMS A local iwi charity’s been given $1 million by philanthropist Rod Drury to get started on a long-planned project to clean up Queenstown’s Lake Hayes. Mana Tahuna chief executive Mike Rewi says the money’s paying for the new...
By GUY WILLIAMS The Queenstown Windsurf and Kitesurf Club’s demanding answers from City Hall about a ‘‘path to nowhere’’ (above) near the One Mile roundabout. Club commodore Sue Bradley says members are ‘‘horrified’’ by the walkway, which extends for about 100...

Rank pulled on cab permits

By PHILIP CHANDLER Financially-struggling cabbies are up in arms over Queenstown’s council renewing $500-a-cab permits they believe are worthless. Council last year introduced the 12-month permits to try to clean up the industry after concerns over the antics of many independent cabbies. Local...

New role helping men talk

By MATTHEW MCKEW Campaigns to encourage men to seek mental health support appear to be paying off, with health bods saying plenty are coming forward in Queenstown. It coincides with a new role introduced to Queenstown Medical Centre in August called...
Alexa Forbes in her article on wai worries for the region (MS, April 30 click here to read more) ended her piece with the injunction that the blame game is not helpful and everyone will need to change. This is...
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