Quail Rise

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...
Angry Quail Rise residents allege their Queenstown subdivision's rules are being flouted – by none other than the developer's daughter. According to Quail Rise covenants, property owners can't split their sections in two, though there's scope for a sleepout or...

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...
NZ Transport Agency has broken down the eye-watering $6 million cost of a new Queenstown intersection. On Tuesday, to the delight of Quail Rise residents, the agency announced it will improve the dicey junction of Tucker Beach Road and State...
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...
Residents in Queenstown's Quail Rise claim they're being bombarded by noisy Milford-bound planes flying "illegally low" over their homes. They allege a "reasonably high proportion" are flying at less than the required height of 1000 feet, or 305 metres, above...

Council puts hand out

Queenstown's council wants to borrow $56 million from the government to spark the development of at least 3000 new homes. The authority has submitted four bids to the government's $1 billion infrastructure fund. It wants cash for a town centre bypass,...
A permanently lower speed limit could be on the way for a Queenstown highway. The government's highways manager, NZ Transport Agency, announced yesterday it wanted an 80kmh speed limit on a 2.3km section of State Highway 6, between Stalker Rd and...
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