The closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is likely to bring change to some southern rivers.
Queenstown Lakes skifields were the place to be yesterday with queues and full car parks showing domestic tourism is buzzing.
Queenstown Lakes hotels and motels took a massive revenue hit during the first weekend of the school holidays.
September 7 has been identified by Sounds Air as the "anticipated start date" for a new scheduled air service between Wanaka and Christchurch.
The Ombudsman will be asked to decide how much data the Queenstown Lakes District Council is entitled to from a survey done on its behalf by consultant Martin Jenkins.
A new air service between Wanaka and Christchurch got the thumbs up from 90% of 3600 people surveyed over a week in June.
Clutha Environment Society sprang a surprise on rural landowners in the Upper Clutha Basin in early June. The two organisations came to an agreement that should clarify, and could tighten, subdivision and development rules in the rural zone.
Northlake Investments Ltd has abandoned its appeal against the High Court’s judgement in the case it took against the Wanaka Medical Centre last year, which was heard in Invercargill.
Government restrictions on where helicopters can fly make it difficult for hunters to find other places to hunt tahr, according to Tahr Foundation chairman Snow Hewetson.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has backed the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) over its decision not to approve Sounds Air’s proposed scheduled service between Wanaka Airport and Christchurch.
There are fears the Government will move on to deer once it has succeeded in eradicating Himalayan tahr from two South Island national parks.
Emergency services were called to help free the driver of a car which tipped over on Ardmore St in Wanaka this afternoon.
The Department of Conservation has upset the Game Animal Council over a lack of ''meaningful consultation'' in regard to the management of Himalayan Tahr in the Southern Alps.
Mountain bikers should get their first glimpse in the next month or so of where future trails are likely to be allowed on Department of Conservation land in Otago.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's visit to the Queenstown Lakes district has started with her urging New Zealanders to visit their backyard.