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.
While a group of 15 Arrowtown Primary School children chatted with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the world looked on.
critical decline of Otago and western grand skinks in the wild was reversed for a time at Queenstown's Kiwi Birdlife Park when 21 baby skinks were born there between mid-February and late March.
Arrowtown's volunteer firefighters are more likely to be called out to medical incidents than to fires.
A 9-year-old girl is in hospital with face and leg injuires after being hit by an SUV while crossing the road to the school bus in Speargrass Flat.
Shaun Clark has been a pilot with Heliworks for three months but already he has flown at least 15 rescue missions in the dedicated Heliworks helicopter.
Nearly half a million dollars has been spent in the past 10 years on repairs to the Kawarau Falls Bridge.
In their first game of the 2014 Central Otago rugby competition, the Arrowtown Premiers triumphed 42-14 over Roxburgh at Jack Reid Park in Arrowtown.
A proposal by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to reduce monetary support for Queenstown Lakes District transport projects and programmes could mean a cut of between $204,000 and $1.4 million for the district.
Queenstown's reputation as a destination for cyclists who will fly into the resort, ride for five days, then fly out continues to grow, an organiser of the upcoming 10-day Queenstown Bike Festival says.
With Wakatipu High School relocating to Frankton and future population growth projected to centre around the suburb, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has decided to discuss the idea of a shared library with the school.
Queenstown and Wanaka's month-long Summerdaze festival is no more. Last week, the Queenstown Lakes District Council decided to approve the recommendation by its events office to cancel the festival, which had been ''supported by council for 10 years''.
The private developer of Queenstown's second proposed convention centre, for Remarkables Park, in Frankton, says plenty of hotels and restaurants will surround the centre.
It would be ''unfortunate from a competition point of view'' if two convention centres were built in Queenstown, but the private developer behind the Remarkables Park centre says ''it's possible''.
The jet-boating company that will take the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a spin next month was praised when it applied to renew its licence.