Kerry Dunlop

New Trails, bigger plans

A new trail at Tucker Beach is under way after almost two years on the drawing board. Despite getting Queenstown council's thumbs-up in 2015, construction of the walking and cycling trail only started last week. The Rotary Club of Queenstown trail...

Turn-off turnaround

Road chiefs are bowing to pressure for a new slip road at a hazardous Queenstown junction. NZ Transport Agency announced yesterday it will put the wheels in motion for an upgrade to the Tucker Beach Road-State Highway 6 intersection, at Quail...
Scientists are suggesting solutions for saving Lake Hayes. David Williams talks to those who have spent decades living, fishing and swimming there Surrounded by wood panelling and photos of grandchildren, Paddy Strain turns from her dining table and points out...

Can we save Lake Hayes?

One of the country's top freshwater scientists is floating a plan to save Lake Hayes. Since 2006, algal blooms have worsened in the picturesque lake, near Queenstown, leading to a decline in water quality, fish kills and skin irritations for...
Queenstown Lakes mayor Jim Boult has welcomed the regional council's renewed focus on the district. The Otago Regional Council announced yesterday it was considering spending an extra $600,000 on public transport in the Wakatipu. It was also considering re-establishing an office...

Water quality warning shot

Queenstown Lakes’ new mayor has fired a water-quality warning shot across the Otago Regional Council’s bow. Jim Boult, who was elected last month and owns a home overlooking Lake Hayes, has formally written to the regional council over its "lack...
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