Lou Sanson

Park climbs off the canvas

By GUY WILLIAMS The long-term survival of Queenstown’s only wildlife park looks more assured after a financial lifeline from the government. The Kiwi Birdlife Park on Brecon Street is one of 28 similar facilities around the country that’ll get a slice...

Conservation on the ball

Two Queenstown conservation groups will likely get an almighty boost after today's conservation ball at Walter Peak. Real Journeys' third annual charity ball, in partnership with Department of Conservation (DoC), will be nothing short of a lavish event. Tickets are...

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...