Glenorchy

Suffrage Day, round two

They were hampered by snow the first time around, but while the white stuff threatened to fall again yesterday, Glenorchy's Rural Women weren't to be stopped. About 25 people gathered to mark 125 years since NZ women earned the right...

Bringing history alive

Images and audio from the history of the head of Lake Wakatipu come together in a heritage event at Queenstown's St Margaret's Church hall at Frankton this Sunday. 'Vintage Viewing' has been put together by the Glenorchy Heritage and Museum...

Hook, line and sinker

Organisers are hoping to reel in plenty of entries – and plenty of fundraising dollars – at this year's Glenorchy Fishing Competition. The 37th annual comp, which serves as the main fundraiser for Glenorchy Playgroup, takes place on Saturday. Last year's...

Glenorchy’s power gripes

Glenorchy locals are feeling powerless to solve the township's electricity problems after another outage lasting two days. Many residents gathered in nearby pubs and hotels just to keep warm and enjoy some creature comforts after a spring snow dump on...

Sort it out, Aurora Energy!

Queenstown's mayor is demanding action after a snowfall in a ski resort, in 2018, left 4700 properties without power. Jim Boult says the aftermath of Monday's snow bomb is unacceptable. Boult's backed by NZSki boss Paul Anderson, who wants Aurora Energy...

Eleven still without power

Just 11 customers remain without power in Glenorchy following Monday's big snow dump in the Queenstown Lakes region. Aurora Energy said it battled "extreme conditions'' on Monday to try and restore power to 3000 properties. Heavy snow fell on trees, causing branches...
Glenorchy residents are crying out for more council funding, saying they feel like the "poor relations" of the Queenstown Lakes District. The need for a plan to tackle the town's infrastructure issues and growing tourism pressures was highlighted during recent...

Orc Chasm’ic new adventure

A mega new 1000-metre zipline experience criss-crossing steep cliffs and blue lagoons opens for business in Glenorchy this coming Monday. Paradise Ziplines, which features eight lines and a 100m drop on Rees Valley Station, has been six years in the...
Imagine fighting a fire bigger than Stewart Island - and it is just one of 207 wildfires burning across a vast, charred landscape. That is what a group of five Otago firefighters have just been facing in Canada. Glenorchy firefighters Will...
One of the Wakatipu's most-loved and longest-living locals, Herb Sheehy, died this week aged 90. He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Margaret, nine children, 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Herb was a farm worker in Glenorchy when he met...

Nature under pressure

A huge hike in trampers is putting pressure on the country's Great Walks, including the Routeburn Track, near Queenstown. Department of Conservation figures show paid users on the Routeburn jumped from 10,946 during the 2010-2011 season to 16,030 for the...

Paradise pulls global guns

Some of the world's best disc golfers are coming to Paradise, near Glenorchy, for the biggest New Zealand tournament in the sport's history. The NZ Disc Golf Champs, running from this Friday till Sunday, are being jointly hosted by the Queenstown...
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