Shotover River

Resort’s marathon benefits

Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd says the benefits of thousands of visitors at this weekend's marathon event "far outweighs any perceived" infrastructure problems. The fifth Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon's expected to bring an estimated $8 million boost to...

Delta dumping dismay

Burnt-out cars, smash-ed TVs, broken fridges, and piles of household rubbish. It's not what you expect to see near a picturesque Queenstown walking track, but that's the reality at the Shotover Delta. Frequent visitor Karyn Duncan calls it "disgusting". Duncan, who takes...
Discharges into the Shotover River from Queenstown's multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant have breached environmental standards. The $30 million high-tech plant was officially opened in February. But Queenstown's council admits discharges of treated wastewater into the river didn't meet contamination limits...
Jetboat driver Joseph Coutts struck gold while completing routine maintenance in the Shotover River. While moving rocks near the historic Oxenbridge Tunnel to clear Shotover Jet's boat access, he scooped out an old mining relic from the riverbed that dates back to the early 1900s....
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