Glenorchy

Who started it?

This aerial shot shows the aftermath of Tuesday's raging scrub fire on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road. Eight choppers and 50 firefighters from across the region tackled the blaze, which left Head of the Lake residents stranded and without power. It is likely to...

Murder most meow

Glenorchy's in the midst of a moggy murder mystery. Well, maybe. The town cat, Clara, is missing, presumed dead. Locals and businesses are putting up $1000 for anyone who can prove the rumour floating around town that she's been shot. But curiosity hasn't...

Ngai Tahu’s new ride

Ngai Tahu Tourism is on a spending spree. Yesterday it announced it has added Glenorchy horse-trekking business Dart Stables to its portfolio, in a deal which will take effect on December 1. That comes after recently acquiring Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters in Queenstown and...

Restoration on track

The wheels are in motion for a Glenorchy historical project. Locals Vince Jones and Ian Kirkland are restoring an old railway wagon. The dilapidated relic has been sitting idle for the last 40-odd years. It was originally used to move farm...
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