Just as the Queenstown Lakes District Council-led convention centre proposal creeps forward, the developer behind the resort's second planned centre is also making moves.
Campers who flout the Queenstown Lakes district's freedom camping bylaw this summer could be hit with a $200 fine.
Coastguard Queenstown's days of operating out of a 2m-by-3m storage room at the back of a scout hall are numbered and the group is asking for help to raise the remaining funds needed for its planned new headquarters.
Two months ago, Alex Grant was discussing a dream of opening a healthy fast-food outlet and juice bar.
Annabelle Jones had originally planned to compete in Milton on Saturday, but instead the pony rider was learning from an Olympic, world and national champion rider in Queenstown.
A year after he took over the chief executive's role at the Queenstown Lakes District Council, Adam Feeley jokes that he is not expecting Christmas cards from everyone in the district.
The eyesore known locally as ''Hendo's hole'', which greets visitors to Queenstown, is shrinking as the material dug out to make way for an underground car park is put back in.
Raw sewage from Queenstown's central business district sewer system flowed on to the road beside the resort's Christmas tree on Monday night and tourists were seen taking photos beside the tree against a backdrop of contractors mopping up the spill.
The long-awaited decision on whether ratepayers' money will be committed to the proposed $50 million Queenstown convention centre could be made next March.
A 50-year-old tourist who died after being hit by a car in Queenstown last night had gone outside to look at the stars, police said.
The controversial monorail proposal linking Queenstown to Te Anau Downs and subsequently Milford Sound could soon be approved.
Dog registrations may have increased slightly in the past year but the number of menacing dogs has dropped by 33% - which could have influenced the fall in serious attacks on people from four to just one.
''It's in memory of my son,'' Frenchman Eric Soubrier said as looked towards his backpack which encased a weighty engraved stone commemorating his son and his son's friend, who died in 2010.
Queenstown Airport's first permanent biosecurity sniffer dog is already proving her worth, with 13 ‘‘busts'' in her first four days.
Cars were shut out of Arrowtown's main street yesterday in favour of tables for the town's annual long lunch.