Queenstown Trails Trust

By PHILIP CHANDLER Department of Conservation’s put a spoke in the wheels of planned Queenstown walking/cycle trail extensions — however, steps are underway to solve the problem. Queenstown Trails Trust’s (QTT) proposing a trail network extension from Arrowtown to Arthurs Point...

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...

Rod’s ‘iconic’ track

By PHILIP CHANDLER A stunning mountain bike trail on Queenstown’s Coronet Peak, funded by tech entrepreneur Rod Drury, officially opens today. Named ‘Hot Rod’ after Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s new white knight, it runs from halfway down Coronet Peak, where Rude...

US foundation’s funding

By TRACEY ROXBURGH An off-road cycle trail connecting Tucker Beach to Arthurs Point and Arrowtown’s one step closer thanks to a whopping donation by a United States-based foundation. The Morgridge Family Foundation’s given $36,000 to the Queenstown Trails Trust, through the Wakatipu...

A helping hand

Out-of-town businesses running conferences and events in Queenstown now have a way to meaningfully contribute to the local community. Destination Queenstown, along with its convention bureau, have launched a corporate social responsibility programme called ‘Community Connection’. It introduces 16 established not-for-profits and trusts...

Closing the loop

By GUY WILLIAMS Work on major extensions to the Queenstown Trail connecting Arthurs Point, Tucker Beach and Arrowtown could begin this summer. After two years of work talking to landowners and lining up funding, the Queenstown Trails Trust has applied for...

Colourful Italian import

Queenstown continues to attract its share of multi-millionaire entrepreneurs.  One such is Italian Mauro Balzarini, who was formerly Australia's largest livestock exporter.  He's now helping his wife run a new pizza and pasta place, which PHILIP CHANDLER visited last...

Sweating Motatapu

By HUGH COLLINS Nearly 4000 athletes are set to charge through the hills between Wanaka and Arrowtown this weekend during the 16th Macpac Motatapu. The Motatapu's grown to incorporate seven different running and biking events across two days - it's the...

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...

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...
Well-known local and former district councillor John Wilson was farewelled in Arrowtown yesterday. Wilson died on November 19, aged 70, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. A long-time Arrowtown ward councillor, Wilson had a particular interest in conservation and local...
A $1 million-plus Central Lakes Trust grant paves the way for a new cycling/walking trail linking Arrowtown, Arthurs Point and Frankton. Queenstown Trails Trust (QTT) needed to locally source 50 per cent of the estimated $7.82m cost of the trail...
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