The parapenting pilot who died in Queenstown this morning lost control in mid-air and hit a prefabricated school building, authorities say.
A 20-year-old Wellington man has been charged with dangerous driving after a non-injury crash in Gibbston yesterday.
Queenstown police are appealing for witnesses after a man allegedly brandished a blade in a bar early today.
Emergency services have been called to the Queenstown Lakes District Council building after a man collapsed this morning.
Queenstown developer Shotover Country Ltd plans to ban visitor accommodation at its proposed special housing area, near the Shotover River.
A would-be ''skinny-dipper'' is lucky to be alive, emergency services say, after leaving a wedding reception near Queenstown and falling about 20m down a sheer cliff.
Although it wasn't Richie it was a McCaw and the chance encounter tickled two Queenstown competitors in the Cure Kids $10 Queenstown Challenge.
An earthquake-triggered landslip damming the Shotover River is being advanced as a reason to reject a planned fast-tracked housing development.
A woman trapped in her crashed, upside-down car near Queenstown had to sound the horn to help emergency services find her yesterday evening.
A controversial proposal to hike rates on Queenstown Lakes land-bankers is likely to be dropped.
Helicopters were headed to a suspicious fire in the forested hills above Queenstown just after midnight - a blaze which might have eventually threatened Skyline's gondola building.
A government minister has waded into a debate about staffing at Queenstown's ambulance service.
Former Queenstown Airport boss the late Scott Paterson had a foray into football, serving as a director on the Fifa Under-20 World Cup board. He talked to David Williams in July in what was one of his last media interviews.
Queenstown's first special housing area faces council concerns and neighbour opposition before this month's consent hearing.
New Zealand Football is discussing a bid for the Fifa Women's World Cup with the Government.