A mining company has been given permission to carry out exploratory drilling for tungsten and gold in a conservation area near Glenorchy.
The debate among farmers, conservationists and outdoor recreation groups on what should replace the soon-to-be scrapped tenure review process is already up and running.
A grandson of Sir Edmund Hillary is spending the summer in Queenstown building his fitness for a year of adventure in the Antarctic, the Himalayas and Alaska.
A building extension to increase Wakatipu High School’s capacity by 50% could start in a year’s time, principal Steve Hall says.
Announcements of $50 million hotel projects in Queenstown have become so commonplace they barely rate as news any more. But how many will actually get out of the ground? Guy Williams asks a 35-year...
Ngai Tahu shared its Treaty of Waitangi commemorations with people living "in the interior" for the first time yesterday.
A Queenstown firefighter is enjoying some well-earned rest and recreation by a lake with his family after 12 days helping fight a vast wildfire in Tasmania.
Wakatipu residents should have a say on Queenstown Airport’s annual statement of intent, a former Queenstown Lakes District councillor says.
A landmark bridge near Queenstown has been formally named - a century after it opened.
An Arrowtown woman is taking the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) to task for a delay in issuing a public advisory about high levels of E. coli bacteria in Lake Hayes.
A luxury hotel overlooking central Queenstown has been given the go-ahead.
The 104th annual Lake Hayes A&P Show was blessed with a scorcher of a day and a big crowd.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has abandoned a search for private investors for two proposed car parking buildings in the resort’s town centre, citing a "changing business environment".
Community leaders are hailing Stewart Island/Rakiura’s official recognition as the world’s fifth International Dark Sky Sanctuary.
Never change a winning formula.
A mandatory review this year of the statute underpinning the Walking Access Commission is timely, Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) president Peter Wilson says.
Predator Free Arrowtown hopes to have an "iron ring" of traps around the township within the next 12 months.
An ambitious project to rid the hillsides around Arrowtown of wilding trees has received a huge shot in the arm from the Central Lakes Trust.
Sir Eion Edgar's financial nous was evident from his very first pay, as Guy Williams finds out.
Daytime pit stops for campervan users in Queenstown and Wanaka are proving popular.