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Ready to ride

The first person to officially burn rubber on Frankton's new slip road yesterday was none other than Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult. The sometime race car driver was behind the wheel of a 1962 Corvette - with wife Karen at...
A Quail Rise resident who lobbied for improvements to safety and congestion issues at a notorious intersection near Frankton says getting the project off the ground's been a long time coming. It's almost been five years since Greg Thompson first...
The saga of Queenstown's dodgy speed limit trials continues, with the NZ Transport Agency throwing responsibility for the balls-up back on to the council. Cops are trawling through years of speeding tickets after realising several temporary limits were unenforceable. Last week,...

Speed limit backlash

The blame game's begun over Queenstown's botched speed limit trials. Police are having to trawl through years of speeding tickets after informing the council several reduced speed limit trials around the district were unenforceable. Any fines found to be invalid will...

Risky roundabout

A Queenstown councillor's crying foul over a CBD roundabout she says is dangerous for children. And it looks like NZ Transport Agency red tape may once again be holding up a solution. The Man Street roundabout was the scene of...

Transport survey sought

Queenstowners are being urged to share their thoughts on the resort's transport networks. Queenstown Lakes District Council, Otago Regional Council and the NZ Transport Agency have launched a survey aimed at hearing from both locals and visitors about the issues...

Bypass block

Queenstown's big-ticket bypass project is more grid-locked than the resort's holiday season traffic – with even a business case a year away. Frustration over red tape holding up the progress on the $148 million town centre 'arterial route' is now...

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...
Self-drive holidays promoted to tourists aren't to blame for tragic road accidents, Queenstown's tourism boss says. Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd believes "international drivers are largely experienced and capable", despite a series of crashes heading into the busy summer season. Instead,...

Bus hub move mooted

Queenstown's central bus hub may be moved and 17 car parks scrapped under a new proposal. The New Zealand Transport Agency announced today it's consulting on plans to move the Camp Street bus hub to Stanley Street. It also wants to...

Risk and reward

It's about to receive a multi-million dollar upgrade, but a safety report reveals there are nine junctions in Queenstown Lakes district more dangerous than the notorious Tucker Beach Road. A safety assessment on the intersection, completed by Abley Consultants and...
A $6 million project to improve safety at a notorious intersection near Queenstown has been given the green light. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has announced the right turn out of Tucker Beach Road onto State Highway 6 will...
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