Queenstown Lakes

By HUGH COLLINS A Queenstown lawyer's establishing a golfing society as a way of supporting regional clubs in the Covid-19 era. The Wombles, founded by Steve Brent, draws inspiration from the '80s TV show of the same name, and aims to...

‘We will beat this’

We live in a truly amazing community. Covid-19 has brought with it a lockdown of our community and our country, but we will fight to get through this together. Like you, I am in lockdown at my house in Queenstown. Many of...
New Zealand’s immigration minister’s going to "urgently enable" three initiatives to help migrants on essential skills work visas. Queenstown mayor Jim Boult video conferenced with Iain Lees-Galloway yesterday — in a statement, Boult says that's resulted in steps which will...
By MATTHEW MCKEW MIDWIVES in the Queenstown-Lakes region are carrying out home visits to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection. An alternative location’s also being prepared away from Lakes District Hospital for when home visits aren’t possible. Southern District Health Board’s head...

Boundaries that divide us

Divide and conquer, that's the traditional formula. Or, slightly tweaked, "divide and ignore". Our communities may enjoy a friendly rivalry, but by contrast with the rest of New Zealand, there's far more that unites than divides us. Yet every three years, we're...

Cute cottage on the market

The listing of an historic cottage in an idyllic setting near Arrowtown is creating a lot of interest. Bordered by recreation reserve, the 4047 square metre or one hectare property, at 90 Whitechapel Road, Arrow Junction, has been owned for...
New grants are set to give local artists a New Year's boost. The Wanaka Arts Charitable Trust's offering three grants for artists in the Central Otago-Queenstown Lakes area of between $2000 to $4000 each. The grants are to be used for...

ACC snow claims domestic

Only a fifth of claims for injuries on Queenstown's ski slopes in 2018 were from tourists, according to ACC records. Some 5425 claims have been made to the national no-fault accident insurance scheme provider from the resort this year so...

Teachers cast ballots

A LACK of young blood entering the teaching profession has Queenstown educators worried. More than 100 Queenstown Lakes teachers gathered at the Events Centre for a union meeting last week. The subject? A vote on whether to accept a new pay...
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