Christina McDonald

Falling for you ... skydive marriage proposals taking off

Falling for you ... skydive marriage proposals taking off

After completing skydives, more and more visitors to Queenstown are taking away a fiancee with their souvenir photos.

Teen designer uses parents' divorce papers in winning outfit

Teen designer uses parents' divorce papers in winning outfit

Five hundred copies of Katie Scott's parents' marriage certificate were used to make a wedding dress which Katie wore on top of another garment - featuring the subsequent divorce certificate.

Festival hailed a great success

Festival hailed a great success

''It's those wee things'' which make the Arrowtown Autumn Festival so successful, committee chairman Lex Perkins said of the event which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year and finished for another autumn yesterday.

Masterchef pair concede: 'We got out-cooked'

Masterchef pair concede: 'We got out-cooked'

Masterchef finalists Jaimie Stodler and Bec Stanley, from Arrowtown, were last night proud of their achievements as the competition finale aired on television, revealing the pair had finished second to sisters Kasey and Karena Bird, from Maketu, Bay of Plenty.

Inspections under way for House of the Year

Inspections under way for House of the Year

How well nails have been put in, how well doors have been hung and the quality of the paintwork were scrutinised in five Queenstown homes this week.

Survival gear lowered to teen stuck in the bush

A 16-year-old Wanaka teenager who became separated from his hunting party spent Wednesday night in the bush near the Routeburn Track, having been lowered survival gear by a rescue helicopter to make the night more comfortable.

Hundreds gather at Memorial Gates

Anzac commemorations in the Wakatipu began with the second consecutive dawn service at the Queenstown Memorial Gates - where people stood to remember the fallen and those who returned from wars.

Savouring difference

Savouring difference

A manual slicer is just one piece of evidence for a fondness of ''how things used to be made''.

Short runway test for pilots

Short runway test for pilots

It has room for bombs and missiles but not so much for a change of clothes.

The Hawks have landed

The Hawks have landed

There was a feeling of military invasion at Queenstown Airport yesterday evening when three Royal Australian Air Force Hawk 127s arrived in formation, deploying drogue parachutes upon landing.