Frankton Track

Taking a plunge

By PHILIP CHANDLER Organisers believe swimming races they’re organising in Queenstown will be the first to run on Lake Whakatipu. Hardy lake swimmers Lucas Fornes and Richie Lambert, with support from Southern Lakes Swimming Club, are staging The Wakatipu Legend on...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Otago Regional Council’s investigating a major sewage spill into Lake Wakatipu last Friday. It’s believed tens of thousands of litres of raw, untreated sewage poured into the lake after a bung ‘‘let go’’ in a pipeline above the Frankton...

Lake-hugging land for sale

By PHILIP CHANDLER Clever planning’s resulted in a magnificently-located mini Queenstown development, now on the market. Lakeshore comprises three large sections, right above Frankton Track and Frankton Arm, and two others just above. The subdivision, created by a local family with engineering...

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...
Brace yourselves, Queenstown, 400 Lime scooters are inbound. At its meeting in Queenstown this afternoon, City Hall approved a six-month trial - but it won't start this summer. Councillors voted 8-3 to allow staff to enter into a memorandum of understanding...
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