29 days ago

Company not 'fully comfortable' using Unimogs on notorious Skippers Rd

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Plans to use 10-tonne Unimogs to transport whitewater rafters on a notorious Queenstown road are on hold because the company is not "fully comfortable" with the trip.

Adventure tourism company Go Orange wants to drive the 20-seater trucks into Skipper's Canyon on the 22-kilometre Skippers Rd, which was hand carved by early goldminers.

The company was not yet using Mercedes Benz Unimogs commercially in Skippers, manager Luke Taylor said.

"We're still in the process of training and evaluation and development of the product."

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5 hours ago

Advertise with Stuff Start date for six-month Lime scooters trial in Queenstown undecided

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Lime scooters will be trialled on Queenstown streets for six months, despite opposition from elderly people, a blind man and various local businesses.

Their concerns focused on congestion in Queenstown's small central business district and the safety of riders and members of the public.

The start date for the trial was not confirmed, though councillor Penny Clark suggested April, when there were fewer visitors in Queenstown and more changeable weather conditions for testing the e-scooters.

12 hours ago

Plan to eliminate pong welcoming people to Queenstown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

The "stink" from a landfill that greets visitors to Queenstown will be eradicated as part of a $7.8 million cleanup plan.

The Victoria Flats Landfill at Gibbston, 27 kilometres from Queenstown, has long been the subject of complaints by travellers on State Highway 6, commuters from Cromwell, and some Gibbston residents.

It is the main landfill for the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago communities.

17 hours ago

Who has the best Christmas lights in Queenstown?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Throwback Thursday: A house in Greenstone Place, Fernhill, is all lit up for Christmas in 2006. #TBT

Do you have an awesome Christmas light set up this year or know someone who does? Share the details in the comments below.