The Queenstown Lakes District Council is a step closer to cementing its accreditation to issue building consents.
A third-period blitz has lifted the Southern Stampede to back-to-back national league titles.
Queenstown's historic steamship TSS Earnslaw has been caught in a classification row which a planning expert says increases its risk of sinking.
Imagine fighting a fire bigger than Stewart Island - and it is just one of 207 wildfires burning across a vast, charred landscape.
Police are investigating a burglary at a well-known Arrowtown restaurant, which is being refurbished.
Hollywood A-list actor Tom Cruise has been snapped in Queenstown where he is filming Mission: Impossible 6.
A 30-year vision for transport in the Wakatipu Basin has the qualified backing of Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult.
A 30m poplar tree falling on a Queenstown motel was not caused by council negligence, a district court judge has found.
An Auckland businessman who said he was ticketed for running an orange light in Queenstown ''because I'm Chinese'' has previously accused police of racially-motivated brutality.
The size of crowds thronging Queenstown Gardens for the resort's annual light festival have gobsmacked organisers.
More permissive development rules are expected to be in place for the Queenstown Lakes district early next year, after the council bowed to pressure from planning experts.
Too little, too late. The ORC got a lesson in Queenstown "passion'' yesterday, as it was commended for taking more of an interest in the resort but criticised for not doing more and taking too long to make decisions.
The Otago Regional Council has ruled out an early start to an overhauled Wakatipu public transport system.