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By PHILIP CHANDLER An Anzac Day tradition on Queenstown’s Edith Cavell Bridge, started during lockdown last year, was observed again last Sunday when a local bagpiper honoured the World War I nurse the bridge is named after. During lockdown, Graeme Glass,...

Luma’s shuttle fix

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Punters to this year’s Luma event won’t have to worry about carparking. In a first for Luma, a park-and-ride’s being set up at Queenstown Central, where people can also fill up on meal deals — kids can eat...
By PHILIP CHANDLER ‘‘Passionate’’ owners have been found for Arrowtown’s most well-known old stone cottage. A Tauranga couple have bought Reidhaven with the idea of doing up the home, built in 1866 — which housed three generations of Arrowtown mayors —...
Former Queenstown tourism leader John MacDonald’s been a prominent councillor for the past four-and-a-half years, and a staunch advocate for better local health services. After announcing his resignation so he can cope better with his Parkinson’s condition, he talks...

Privacy fears

By MATTHEW MCKEW Concerned Lake Hayes Estate residents fear disruption and an end to privacy if a proposed new road into the Queenstown suburb goes ahead. The route’s appeared in all three City Hall draft masterplans for developing Ladies Mile, north...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Plans to increase housing in Ladies Mile and Frankton by up to 4000 units rely on Kiwis ditching cars in favour of bus and ferry networks. That’s according to the growing list of consultant-produced and council-commissioned plans for...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Thanks  to government funding, Queenstown's mayor's hopeful construction of the first phase of the resort's long-awaited CBD arterial bypass will start in the second quarter of next year. In a wide-ranging interview, Jim Boult talks about the government's...
By GUY WILLIAMS A controversial $100 million hotel proposed for Fernhill has got the thumbs down at City Hall. Coherent Hotel Ltd applied in December for an eight-storey, 89-room hotel in Queenstown's Aspen Grove, below the Kamana Lakehouse hotel, which it also...

Parking bump

City Hall wants 1100 new carparks near Queenstown's town centre – even as it works to boost public transport and get people out of the driver's seat. That's almost doubled from the number it wanted last year, when it was...
Car-sharing companies successfully operating in other growing cities are eyeing Queenstown but need council support before opening here. Council's supportive "in principle" but says limited parking in town makes it difficult to roll out such a scheme. But Cityhop and YooGo...

Options for bridge explored

Options from traffic lights to a second crossing will be explored for Queenstown's Edith Cavell Bridge as it reaches its 100th anniversary. Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced it will look at options to address increasing traffic congestion on the...

Crunch point

Developers of a proposed 156-lot subdivision at Queenstown's Ladies Mile and neighbours are shaping up for a battle over traffic congestion. Neighbours, including hundreds of Shotover Country residents, already face huge peak-hour delays getting on to the State Highway 6...
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