About 160 Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago residents
created a blur of red and white from the starting line of the
inaugural Great KidsCan Santa Run at Jack's Point, near
University of Otago students are investigating Queenstown's
forgotten past while helping Wakatipu heritage
conservationists defend 50 places of historical importance
from the wrecking ball.
Entertainers (from left) Paul Halsted, Margaret O'Hanlon and
Lisa Moore are scrubbing up their acts for Santa's Sack -
An Unconventional Comedy Christmas Gala on Friday.
Tahuna Breaks makes its Rhythm and Alps debut in the Cardrona
Valley this New Year's Eve, but the New Zealand reggae, soul
and electro-funk outfit has thrilled Southern Lakes audiences
many times before.
A wealth of prizes to rival gold, frankincense and myrrh have
been organised for two fundraising raffles drawn during
The Spirit of Christmas concert on December 7.
The 440 homes of Lake Hayes Estate will have a place to meet
and greet and buy the daily essentials on their doorstep for
the first time when a long-awaited cafe, bar and grocery
opens next year.
New Zealand has been named the ''favourite country'' in the
world at the Telegraph Travel Awards in the United
Kingdom for the second year running.
The removal of legal challenges against a new two-lane $18
million bridge across the Kawarau River announced last week
was welcomed by Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden.
The Queenstown television programme about Wakatipu
veterinarians treating all creatures great and small is now
available on DVD after years of requests from worldwide
Queenstown Airport and staff star in a new Hobbit
themed video by Air New Zealand which has been viewed more
than 1.3 million times in its first week online.
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