Earnslaw Burn Insta-famous

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown tramping enthusiast is sounding a note of alarm over the number of walkers he encountered camping at the head of Earnslaw Burn at the weekend. Greg Thompson says he and six fellow members of the Wakatipu...

Peak relief at last

By MATTHEW MCKEW There's been movement, finally. Department of Conservation’s (DoC) dropped the news it’ll install a toilet on Queenstown’s Ben Lomond to stop caught-short hikers causing a mess. It comes a year after the mountain was dubbed ‘‘faecal peak’’ for the...

Roys Peak mega-run

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Till last Saturday, Tanya Bottomley had never run up Wanaka’s Roys Peak. But last weekend the City Hall animal control officer ran up, and back down, eight times, the equivalent of about 120km and 10,000 metres of climbing,...