Latest Lake Wakatipu Stories

2010-04-19 07:25:00

MONETA, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- How did Earth's natural lakes form? Receding glaciers and cataclysmic events such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and meteorite impact are some of the generally accepted geologic origins of our planet's lakes. But the original inhabitants of many lakes had their own theories about creation. New Zealand's Lake Wakatipu is shaped like the curled-up giant, burned to death in his sleep after kidnapping a chief's daughter. An enraged god threw fists full of...

2008-09-10 15:00:17

By JAMIESON, Debbie in Queenstown A$1.2 MILLION plan to redirect the Shotover River and help mitigate flooding in Queenstown came a step closer to reality this week. The Otago Regional Council agreed to prepare resource consent applications to allow the construction of a "training wall" to shift the flow of the river, extract large amounts of gravel and remove three willow islands. The plan involves the removal of up to 1 million cubic metres of gravel, sand and organic material from...

2008-09-05 15:00:20

I WAS intrigued to read in your paper (August 21) that Queenstown Mayor Clive Geddes believes low-fare airlines like Pacific Blue would have a similar (negative) impact to budget accommodation for Queenstown. Since Pacific Blue launched New Zealand domestic services in November 2007 the main centre airports have enjoyed increases in domestic passenger numbers of up to 30 percent. Dunedin Airport recently reported 20 percent domestic passenger growth since Pacific Blue began services on...

2008-07-03 15:00:10

By HINE, Will in Queenstown UEENSTOWN'S biggest party of the year has come with a hangover, with 18 people arrested for drink-driving during the opening days of Winterfestival. Sergeant Bruce Martin, of the Rural Drink Drive Squad, said his team tested 2605 drivers at checkpoints on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and nabbed 16 people who were over the limit. He described the haul as "very disappointing" and said police would expect fewer than 10 offenders in an enforcement...

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