traffic

Crashes and complaints on Otago Lakes roads are both up a whopping 150 per cent over the last five years. Police were called to 688 vehicle collisions in 2017 across the Otago Lakes Central police area – which includes Queenstown. That...
OPINION: I don't know about you but I'm delighted! The reason that I'm delighted is that I had the great pleasure to fly back into Queenstown after a trip north recently, arriving here at peak rush hour, facing the prospect...
Queenstown Airport is bowing to the blowtorch of public opinion and bringing back a drop-off zone. It's part of a swag of parking and traffic improvements which is costing $4.6 million. Locals will be able to drop mates directly in front...
The long-awaited four-laning of a stretch of State Highway 6 near Queenstown is expected to begin next year. Transport Minister Simon Bridges says in a statement the exact start date is "pending the outcome of the investigation stage" and the work...
OPINION: A belated Happy New Year to you all and despite our recent appalling weather I trust you have had a great Christmas and New Year. Four months into the new council's term, the training wheels are off, our committees are...
Frankton residents are pointing the finger at Queenstown Airport and the New Zealand Transport Agency for parking woes. A meeting was called for Saturday by Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay to address queueing traffic and parking congestion on State Highway 6, near the...
A congestion charge and a visitor levy are two potential funding sources to address Queenstown's ''woeful traffic issues'', a new Queenstown traffic report says. The draft report, prepared by Shaping Our Future, was based on information from a community forum...
Queenstown's MP is urging the local council to tap into a $1 billion government fund – and he's told them how to do it. Todd Barclay says Queenstown's council should apply for a share of the housing infrastructure fund. He singles...

MP declares war on car chaos

Frustrated local MP Todd Barclay is going on the warpath to solve chronic traffic and parking congestion on State Highway 6 by Queenstown Airport. He's drawing up a petition demanding state highway manager NZ Transport Agency takes immediate action on...

Centre safe from parking

City Hall has no plans to bowl Frankton Golf Centre for parking. Dispelling rumours where a proposed park-and-ride trial will be based, councillor Alexa Forbes says the council-run facility isn't being considered. The green council rep, speaking to Mountain Scene while...
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