Kawarau River

Kawarau Kings

Two brave Queenstown teens have been honoured for saving a young boy and his would-be rescuer from drowning. Oliver Herron, 15, and Jackson Rogers, 16, were this week awarded council 'recognition of bravery' certificates by mayor Jim Boult. "People like you...

Kawarau dog rescue drama

A Dog owner's revealed the dramatic story of the "mind-blowing" rescue of her beloved pet after it was stranded overnight on a river bluff. Queenstown house-keeper Carolann White and her partner David Perry took their Rhodesian ridgeback cross-breed, Daxter, for...

Kawarau bridge talks ongoing

The old Kawarau Falls bridge continues to be the orphan nobody wants. Decommissioned as a road bridge in January when its $22 million replacement opened, the 94-year-old structure is about to be refurbished in preparation for a new life as...
OPINION: I don't know about you but I'm delighted! The reason that I'm delighted is that I had the great pleasure to fly back into Queenstown after a trip north recently, arriving here at peak rush hour, facing the prospect...

Milestone for $22m bridge

The placement of the last steel girder means Queenstown's new, 250m Kawarau Falls bridge now fully spans the Kawarau River. NZ Transport Agency senior project boss Phil Dowsett says pre-cast concrete slabs are being installed over the girders, and the...
Government scientists are developing a plan to keep the invasive lake weed lagarosiphon out of Lake Wakatipu. Three sections of the upper Kawarau River have been cordoned off with buoys to restrict lagarosiphon - also known as South African oxygen...
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