noise

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Shattered windows, lost stock, closed footpaths and near-constant noise. Two months after the start of Queenstown’s CBD upgrade beginning, the length of Beach Street, some business owners are already tearing their hair out. While all spoken to by Mountain...

Olive Leaf nipped in the bud

By GUY WILLIAMS A lobby group opposed to the ‘Olive Leaf’ building proposed for Arrowtown is relieved consent’s been declined. Members of the NoLeaf society, formed four years ago to fight the proposal, say they hope the decision by independent commissioners,...

Hare to help our kids

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new book aimed at helping address anxiety and identify stress in kids has been a labour of love for its Queenstown author. Commercial illustrator Laura Shallcrass released Hare & Ruru, A Quiet Moment last month with Beatnik...

QT’s noise wars

Some residents describe it as "party central", another says it's not that bad – but by the numbers, Thompson Street is Queenstown's noisiest drag. Figures released to Mountain Scene by City Hall show the central street is on track to...
Arthurs Point residents have slammed proposals to build an "intrusive" heli-pad near their rural homes. Gertrude's Saddlery Ltd has applied for resource consent for a landing pad to be built on its land in Atley Road. It would be used for...
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