A glowing green object spotted blasting out of the sky over Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu early yesterday was most likely a high-flying meteor burning up in the atmosphere, an astronomer says.
New Zealand sporting champion Sarah Ulmer had a simple message for trail-blazing runner Katherine Switzer in Queenstown last night: ‘‘Thanks''.
An Australian visitor of a different kind - a spiky-looking marbled scorpion - has been found hiding in Queenstown.
Friendships forged forever during one of New Zealand's darkest days were reaffirmed on the cricket field in Queenstown yesterday.
Mayor Clive Geddes has a message for those responsible for splattering the Five Mile Village sign with thick dye for a fourth time: ‘‘Move on.''
Developers are split over the Queenstown Lakes District Council's new affordable and community housing plan change, submissions received by the council show.
Low-cost airline Pacific Blue could soon be winging its way into Queenstown, bringing cheap fares and boosting tourism.
Queenstown artist Kate Watson had waited 40 years to embrace another survivor from the doomed inter-island ferry Wahine.
Promising Otago golfer Sean Roach feels lucky to be alive after being speared by a stampeding stag during a deer hunting trip near Naseby.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council may seek $10,000 in costs from the owners of two traction engines after a series of fires alongside Lake Wakatipu believed to have been started by embers from the vintage machines.
Motorists speeding past stationary school buses in Arrowtown have police concerned for the safety of children in the town.
Heavy rain has extinguished a large scrub fire burning for six days near Queenstown, and which blazed a path of destruction through a Wakatipu high country station.
Having hundreds of senior cricketers descend on Queenstown provided an economic boost for the resort as well as a sporting shot in the arm, Destination Queenstown says.
The developers of the planned $25 million Terrace Junction development at the gateway to Queenstown have announced their first tenants.
Delegates from Pacific Rim countries are already smiling ahead of next year's Winter Games in Otago.
Two police officers fended off an attack by a man wielding a knife in central Queenstown early yesterday.
The coroner hearing evidence about the death of United States hunter Cliff Senter near Wanaka has promised a "remorseless'' examination of the facts, after concerns about the investigation were raised by an expert witness yesterday.
The helicopter trip on which United States hunter Cliff Senter fell to his death in mountainous country near Wanaka was ‘‘apparently illegal'', an inquest in Queenstown has heard.
A trust raising money to restore Arrowtown's Buckingham St cottages is still fund-raising to pay for the work, more than a year after the historic gold-miners' homes were purchased to save them from neglect.
Residents have until April 15 to have their say on a proposed plan change that could see the lakeside community of Kingston triple in size during the next 30 years.