Queenstown nurses have joined a national campaign of protests over their latest pay offer from district health boards.
The Department of Conservation's decision to allow helicopter landings at a remote Fiordland mountain plateau to increase from 10 to 70 a day was "contrary to law'', the Ombudsman has found.
A Chinese woman walked out of the hills near Arrowtown this morning after sparking a search operation overnight.
Worksafe will not prosecute anyone in relation to the death of a Queenstown man at Closeburn Station a year ago.
A giant new backpackers hostel in Queenstown has opened for business.
Plans have been unveiled for a luxury hotel and "wellness retreat'' in a secluded valley between Lake Hayes and Arrowtown.
Winton Partners, a company linked to developer Chris Meehan, has applied for resource consent to build a hotel, restaurants, a day spa and "wellness retreat'' at Waterfall Park, near Queenstown.
Musician and author Craig Smith may have book and album projects on the go, but he has still found time for a whirlwind tour of Asia.
A police drug intelligence report shows Queenstown was the most popular intended destination for ecstasy pills seized at the border.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage supports a Queenstown bed tax as one solution to "pressure points" caused by burgeoning tourist numbers.
A predator trapping programme to protect native birds in the Rees-Dart river delta is showing promising early results.
Central Otago Lakes remains the most unaffordable region for housing in the country, with median prices now more than 15 times annual income.
Lives will be lost if rescue helicopters in Te Anau stop getting government funding, Lakes District Air Rescue Trust chairman Jules Tapper says.
Commissioners have given approval for a 260-room, seven-storey hotel at Kawarau Falls in Queenstown.
A young Arrowtown man was "out of control" during two incidents in the township in four days, a judge says.
Staff at Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park hope to relocate the park’s six kiwi to a new facility before their breeding season begins in August.
Work to reinstate a stretch of Rees Valley Rd washed away in heavy rain in January should begin in two weeks.
A Queenstown man who died during a whitewater rafting trip on the Shotover River yesterday was one of his company’s most senior and experienced guides.
A Queenstown man who died during a white water rafting trip on the Shotover River this morning was one of his company's most senior and experienced guides.
Arrowtown's New Orleans Hotel can continue trading for the forseeable future after another deferral of a suspension of its on-licence.