Jack Barlow

Trail on track

By GUY WILLIAMS Tourism workers are getting stuck into building a new mountain bike trail near Lakes Hayes Estate. The 1.2km loop track, the brainchild of Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country Community Association committee members Debbie Townsend and Jenny Carter,...

Abuse concerns

By MATTHEW MCKEW There are fears Covid-19 is providing the perfect excuse for abusers to isolate their victims, Age Concern’s warning. It comes at the same time as a City Hall report says Queenstown’s ‘‘young people’’ are facing ‘‘alcohol, drug and eating...
By GUY WILLIAMS A Shotover Street businessman’s accusing Queenstown’s council of using a CCTV-monitored taxi stand outside his store as a parking trap. Asian Mart owner Tau Su says his customers are getting pinged for parking outside the store after 6pm, when...
By GUY WILLIAMS Storm damage to a vast stand of pines in Kelvin Heights' Jardine Park means a community-driven landscape plan for the area will start with a cleaner slate. For the past five weeks, a City Hall forestry contractor's been...
By GUY WILLIAMS The transformation of the Frankton Motor Camp into a camping-only facility has been delayed by ... you guessed it, Covid-19. Work to clear the old cabins and caravans from the lakeside land began in March, before the lockdown began,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Kelvin Peninsula Community Association's requesting Queenstown's council urgently restrict the narrow, winding Peninsula Track to walkers during the Covid-19-induced lockdown - however, the council's not intending taking that step at this stage. KPCA, according to its Facebook page,...
A carparking conglomerate has been issued a 'no parking' ticket by Queenstown's council. The council recently investigated a commercial carpark on a vacant section in Park Street near Queenstown's CBD which parking firm Wilson Parking NZ had been operating since...

Council consent cock-up

Queenstown Hill residents have successfully appealed against City Hall consenting view-blocking apartments below them. High Court judge Gerald Nation has ruled council decisions to approve the 24-unit development, and on a non-notified basis so neighbours couldn't object, were "invalid" and...

Pop-up carpark appals

Ex-Queenstown mayor Warren Cooper and his wife Lorraine say they were astounded recently to wake up to find a commercial carpark smackbang next to them. Wilson Parking NZ, which operates several CBD carparks, had erected a large sign and a...

Bogs moved after outcry

Portaloos have been causing a stink in Glenorchy. The community at the head of the lake contacted Mountain Scene this week, peed off about where a City Hall contractor plopped the eight toilets - four right in front of the...
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