Hawea

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown businesswomen came up trumps at last Friday’s Kuma Maori Business Awards. Established in 2005, Te Kupeka Umaka Maori ki Araiteuru’s the Maori business network for Otago-Southland, aiming to bring Maori business people together to enhance their individual...

What’s in a plan?

Mark Price To acknowledge the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s new, 108-page-long ‘‘draft spatial plan’’, Mountain Scene has given me space for just 400 words. Thanks, Tracey. The plan sets out the big-picture future for the district over the next 30 years. It’s...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A new exhibition putting the Queenstown Lakes’ early history under the spotlight’s providing a fascinating insight into how early surveyors saw the area developing. ‘Foundations’ is on display at Arrowtown’s Lakes District Museum and features detailed early survey...

Getting a fix for nix

By TRACEY ROXBURGH If it’s broke, fix it — or find someone who can. Tomorrow the Repair Revolution’s popping up at the Queenstown Events Centre, aiming to help people get more life out of their belongings and divert good things from...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown ultrarunner’s likely to have set the fastest known time for the 153-kilometre Otago Central Rail Trail. Adam Carlson, 43, ran the popular cycle trail two weekends ago, from Clyde to Middlemarch, in 16 hours 48 minutes. A...
By GUY WILLIAMS A consortium of predator control and conservation groups is working on an ambitious project to eradicate and intensively control predators across a massive swathe of country between Queenstown and Hawea. An independent study it commissioned concludes a 'Southern Lakes...
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