Two bars - one in Wanaka and the other in Arrowtown - have been penalised with 24-hour licensing bans after serving minors during alcohol ‘‘stings'', while the operators of a Queenstown bar where two minors were found drinking will learn its fate this morning.
The 24th annual Arrowtown Autumn Festival gets under way today, with the opening of the festival art exhibition at the town's Lakes District Museum.
The brother of missing Israeli tramper Liat Okin has been floored by an outpouring of community support in Queenstown as he launches a private search for his sister.
Repairs will be needed to fix cracks and leaks found in two bridges linking Queenstown with the outside world.
An English tourist trapped underwater while river boarding in the Kawarau River, near Queenstown, drowned with her distraught boyfriend in the water with her.
River guides involved in yesterday's Kawarau River drowning are ‘‘exceptionally cut up'' after battling in vain to save the English tourist who died, their employer says.
Stunned tourism operators in Queenstown are defending guided trips down the Kawarau River, following the death of an English tourist who drowned while on a commercial river boarding expedition.
Air services into Queenstown will have to increase to support the luxury hotels and apartments being built in Queenstown, the New Zealand Hotel Council says.
THE brother of missing Israeli tramper Liat Okin has suffered a second blow after being targeted by thieves in Queenstown at the weekend.
Queenstown's snow enthusiasts will be encouraged to car-pool and pick up hitch-hikers on the way to Coronet Peak this winter
This year's Arrowtown Autumn Festival was the biggest in its history, with record crowds flocking to more than 70 events during the 11-day celebration, organisers say.
There's more to New Zealand than Lord of the Rings and word will soon be out in China, if a group of visiting students have their way.
Cloud, rain and snow - all things that bring dread to the heart of a Qantas passenger booked to fly from Queenstown Airport.
Wakatipu motorists be warned - winter is coming, and with it ice, cracks, potholes and a host of other roading woes big and small.
Queenstown Lakes District councillors have launched an attack on the Ministry of Education's chosen site for the new $8.8 million Frankton Primary School.
The development director of Queenstown's $2 billion Five Mile Village project says workers could return to the construction site in July.
Those searching for missing Israeli tramper Liat Okin have found footprints leading off the Routeburn Track and into a "dangerous" back country area.
Police say carrying an emergency locator beacon was virtually the only correct decision made by two trampers tackling a Fiordland mountain pass in thick snow early yesterday.
QueenstownDump application rejectedBy CHRIS MORRIS PLANS to establish a dump for 108,000cu m of clean fill in the Wakatipu basin have been rejected by independent commissioners.
Around 60 homing pigeons are still missing after vanishing while racing across southern skies on the opening day of duck-shooting season.