Cromwell

By PHILIP CHANDLER Department of Conservation’s put a spoke in the wheels of planned Queenstown walking/cycle trail extensions — however, steps are underway to solve the problem. Queenstown Trails Trust’s (QTT) proposing a trail network extension from Arrowtown to Arthurs Point...

TV shoots tonic for film crews

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's film community is gearing up for a busy February/March with two TV series being shot simultaneously in the region. First, the second series of TV crime thriller One Lane Bridge will again be shot around Queenstown, starting...

Windies bump kid triathletes

By PHILIP CHANDLER A huge Central Otago primary school triathlon’s been bumped from Queenstown Events Centre to accommodate the Windies cricket side. The council-owned centre was booked by triathlon organisers about 14 months ago, but they got the squeeze after the...

Mayor powers to the podium

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown mayor Jim Boult was among four local racing drivers who enjoyed spectacular success at the New Zealand endurance champs last weekend. Racing at Cromwell’s Highlands Motorsport Park, local Barry Moore and Dunedin co-driver Tim Mackersy won Class...

Hockey to get Q’town home

By MATTHEW MCKEW A new dawn for hockey’s on its way with outline plans for an artificial pitch at the Queenstown Events Centre. Hockey players in the Wakatipu currently travel to Cromwell to play matches and make do with two tennis...

Relief, sadness at Ohau

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown architect whose holiday home survived the huge blaze that swept through Lake Ohau Alpine Village this week says it’s a miracle no one died. Ian Adamson says it’s ‘‘raw’’ to talk about because his family is...

New trail transport service

By PHILIP CHANDLER A new transport operation, Trail Connect, is shuttling people to Queenstown-Lakes and Central Otago trails for biking, hiking and running. Former local pro triathlete and elite runner Jason Hall, who now lives near Wanaka but also does pick-ups in...

Minutes from death

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A fire investigator says residents of a Huff Street house who lost everything in a Queenstown fire early on Saturday were just minutes away from possible death. About 25 volunteer firefighters from Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown, Cromwell and Alexandra...
By PHILIP CHANDLER This region’s wrested a prestigious Registered Master Builders (RMB) Association of NZ shield off Auckland for the first time. RMB’s Construction Shield, awarded to the region that signs up the most new members over a year, has been...

New driving force

By PHILIP CHANDLER A new president’s been handed the steering wheel of the Queenstown Car Club. Anthony Te Tau, 34, has taken over from motorsport legend Stuart Maclean, who co-founded the club in 1972. A mechanic with Macaulay Motors, Te Tau was...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown ultrarunner’s likely to have set the fastest known time for the 153-kilometre Otago Central Rail Trail. Adam Carlson, 43, ran the popular cycle trail two weekends ago, from Clyde to Middlemarch, in 16 hours 48 minutes. A...

Ding-dong battles beckon

By TRACEY ROXBURGH While the Arrowtown Premiers are out to repeat history this Saturday, Wakatipu’s determined to correct it as the sides face old foes Upper Clutha and the Cromwell Goats, respectively, looking to book a 2020 Central Otago Premiers...
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