Tucker Beach

By GUY WILLIAMS A bridge across the Shotover River, and the use of an old tunnel, could be snags in the Queenstown Trails Trust’s quest to extend its biking trail network. The trust’s application for resource consent to build the 15km...
By GUY WILLIAMS The backers of a major extension to the Queenstown Trail have finally got a date to argue their case before council-appointed commissioners. The Queenstown Trails Trust’s plan to build cycling routes between Arthurs Point, Tucker Beach and Arrowtown...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Department of Conservation’s put a spoke in the wheels of planned Queenstown walking/cycle trail extensions — however, steps are underway to solve the problem. Queenstown Trails Trust’s (QTT) proposing a trail network extension from Arrowtown to Arthurs Point...

US foundation’s funding

By TRACEY ROXBURGH An off-road cycle trail connecting Tucker Beach to Arthurs Point and Arrowtown’s one step closer thanks to a whopping donation by a United States-based foundation. The Morgridge Family Foundation’s given $36,000 to the Queenstown Trails Trust, through the Wakatipu...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Growing the membership and adding to the successful Tucker Beach project are the two key aims of the new Rotary Club of Queenstown president. Lee-Ann Lines moved back to her home town two-and-a-half years ago from Auckland, where...
With Queenstown's accommodation industry being hugely hit by the Covid-19 lockdown and border closure, the Airbnb sector which so many locals have got in to, to earn some spare coin virtually disappeared overnight. Many have speculated this sector won't come back, but two Airbnb...

Closing the loop

By GUY WILLIAMS Work on major extensions to the Queenstown Trail connecting Arthurs Point, Tucker Beach and Arrowtown could begin this summer. After two years of work talking to landowners and lining up funding, the Queenstown Trails Trust has applied for...
A Quail Rise resident who lobbied for improvements to safety and congestion issues at a notorious intersection near Frankton says getting the project off the ground's been a long time coming. It's almost been five years since Greg Thompson first...

New Trails, bigger plans

A new trail at Tucker Beach is under way after almost two years on the drawing board. Despite getting Queenstown council's thumbs-up in 2015, construction of the walking and cycling trail only started last week. The Rotary Club of Queenstown trail...

Disc golf club in a spin

Queenstown Disc Golf Club fears it may get the boot from its Tucker Beach course. It's petitioning to save the existing 16-tee and 18-basket circuit on Department of Conservation Reserve land, near Quail Rise. But club member Akira Kuroe says DoC...

Neighbours not happy

Queenstown’s Department of Conservation operations manager has admitted there are challenges around managing a popular reserve in the resort. Speaking at a public meeting on Monday night Geoff Owen addressed residents and users of Tucker Beach just off State Highway...
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