Wakatipu Basin

By HUGH COLLINS A local mountaineer has documented what he believes may be the first climb of its kind in the Wakatipu Basin. Guillaume Charton's 15-minute film, titled (re)Discovering Remarkables, will be shown during this weekend's NZ Mountain Film Festival in...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's finally time to get your party pants on, Queenstown! This week New Zealand returned to (almost) normal, when we entered Level 1, and now a 12-hour live music festival's been announced for Arrowtown to celebrate. Arrow Sounds, being...
Who doesn't want to see more native trees and plants established in the Wakatipu?  Local entrepreneur Michael Sly gets rid of unwanted wilding pines to make valuable essential oil, but had always wanted to find a way to replace each wilding with a...
By HUGH COLLINS Like most of us, Sofia Machray has spent the last seven weeks complying  with the national Covid-19 lockdown. But this was never going to stop last Friday's release of her debut single, Handstands. The Arrowtown songwriter and guitarist describes...
By PHILIP CHANDLER After Cromwell’s Northburn 100-miler (161km) race, which Adam Carlson had been yearning to run for the first time was cancelled last weekend due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Queenstowner stepped in with his own alternative. The engineer, who...
Brace yourselves, Queenstown, 400 Lime scooters are inbound. At its meeting in Queenstown this afternoon, City Hall approved a six-month trial - but it won't start this summer. Councillors voted 8-3 to allow staff to enter into a memorandum of understanding...

OPINION: Stand up for heritage

Wakatipu Heritage Trust is dismayed at the removal of a hut and shed from the Arranmore Farm Precinct in Grant Road, Frankton, by the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC), as reported in October 27's Otago Daily Times. The buildings date...
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