Snow

Glenorchy’s power gripes

Glenorchy locals are feeling powerless to solve the township's electricity problems after another outage lasting two days. Many residents gathered in nearby pubs and hotels just to keep warm and enjoy some creature comforts after a spring snow dump on...

Sort it out, Aurora Energy!

Queenstown's mayor is demanding action after a snowfall in a ski resort, in 2018, left 4700 properties without power. Jim Boult says the aftermath of Monday's snow bomb is unacceptable. Boult's backed by NZSki boss Paul Anderson, who wants Aurora Energy...

Eleven still without power

Just 11 customers remain without power in Glenorchy following Monday's big snow dump in the Queenstown Lakes region. Aurora Energy said it battled "extreme conditions'' on Monday to try and restore power to 3000 properties. Heavy snow fell on trees, causing branches...

Hundreds still without power

Hundreds of people remain without power following yesterday's heavy dumping of snow in the Queenstown area. All roads apart from the Glenorchy Road are now open, with the Queenstown Lakes District Council urging people to take care while driving. The Glenorchy...
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8.50am: Snow update

Heavy snow has been falling since about 4am in Queenstown this morning, leaving parts of the resort without power. Up to 15 cms of snow has settled on the ground in some of the resort's suburbs. Wakatipu High School, various primaries...

Frozen palace

New Zealand's first ice castle will soon open at Queenstown's Coronet Peak skifield. Visitors will be able to wander through the frozen structure's tunnels and play on icy slides inside the castle once the structure is fully built. The castle's construction...
People are being urged to take extreme care on the roads as wintery weather causes havoc around Queenstown. Heavy snow fell overnight and this morning around the district. A truck was blocking the road near Lake Hayes for a few hours...
A heavy fall of snow has blanketed Southern Lakes skifields. Coronet Peak ski area manager Nigel Kerr said over the weekend there had been more than 40cm of snow covering  the mountain. "We’re opening on June 16, which might seem far...

It’s jam time

Get ready to shred. Mountain Scene can exclusively reveal one of the first events in this year's Queenstown Winter Festival will see 16 of the region's top skiers and boarders go head-to-head in the 'Legends of Steel, Brecon Street Rail Showdown'...
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