Queenstown Trail

By GUY WILLIAMS The backers of a major extension to the Queenstown Trail have finally got a date to argue their case before council-appointed commissioners. The Queenstown Trails Trust’s plan to build cycling routes between Arthurs Point, Tucker Beach and Arrowtown...

Judge rules on trees

By GUY WILLIAMS “It's a sad day for the district when you have to apply to the bureaucracy of local  government for a resource consent to plant some trees on your farm.’’ That’s the reaction of Queenstown developer Chris Meehan to...
By GUY WILLIAMS About 1000 mountain bikers are expected to take up the chance of a ride on the wild side this Sunday. As they’ve done every year since 2016, the Porter family’s opening up their deer and sheep farm, Queenstown...

Queenstown trailblazer dies

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Gibbston winery stalwart who died last week, aged 74, played a key role in developing the world-class Queenstown Trail. Former American Terry Stevens and his wife-to-be Susan settled in Gibbston in 1999, buying a vineyard block on...

Trail on track

By GUY WILLIAMS Tourism workers are getting stuck into building a new mountain bike trail near Lakes Hayes Estate. The 1.2km loop track, the brainchild of Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country Community Association committee members Debbie Townsend and Jenny Carter,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Kelvin Peninsula Community Association's requesting Queenstown's council urgently restrict the narrow, winding Peninsula Track to walkers during the Covid-19-induced lockdown - however, the council's not intending taking that step at this stage. KPCA, according to its Facebook page,...

Life’s a picnic

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Rotarians have created a picnic/viewing area along the 3.2km Tucker Beach Trail they gifted to the community in 2018. For about $1200 they've installed a BBQ table and bench seat. Kerry Dunlop, who conceived the trail and chaired...
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