If you're reading this somewhere in the Wakatipu Basin - or just about anywhere in Otago for that matter - look out the window and check out those hills. You're living in a hunting paradise, writes Guy Williams, who goes on the trail of some words of wisdom ...
The forecast is bleak for farmers and firefighters in the Wakatipu Basin as the summer shapes up as one of the driest in years.
A huge and good-natured crowd packed Queenstown's waterfront to the gunnels to watch a massive New Year's Eve fireworks display.
The final pieces in a fundraising puzzle for a new Coastguard base in Queenstown could fall into place early next year.
Queenstown residents will have a second chance to provide feedback on a plan to encourage the development of six-storey apartment buildings in Gorge Rd.
Vehicles will be banned from part of a downtown Queenstown street during an eight-month trial that could usher in further pedestrianisation.
Strange lights on Lake Hayes in the middle of the night may have locals wondering about aliens, but they are shining in the name of science, not science fiction.
Rain could not dampen the spirits of 1000 hardy souls at the Shotover Jet Christmas Cracker concert in Queenstown on Saturday night.
A prominent Queenstown businessman and multisport athlete says he drank only two glasses of wine at a dinner party before crashing his car on the way home.
As dog complaints soar in the Queenstown Lakes, three of the district's four dog control positions are vacant.
The failure of tramping parties to stay together was the main factor in the deaths of two people in separate incidents in Mt Aspiring National Park earlier this year, a coroner has found.
The behaviour of a young American tourist on Queenstown's waterfront yesterday prompted four complaints to the police from members of the public.
A building boom in the Queenstown Lakes district is pushing up consent processing times, but the council hopes new planning staff will get it ''back on track''.
Queenstown Airport will move another step closer to night flights, when work on a $17 million runway and lighting upgrade begins this week.
High winds cut power to thousands of homes, brought down power lines and sparked fires across the Queenstown Lakes area yesterday and Thursday.
Severe winds that closed roads and downed power lines in the South overnight are now affecting flights - including Dunedin and Queenstown services - in and out of Wellington.
The company behind a $50 million plan to build a gondola on the Remarkables has won plaudits from its main competitor.
The resignation of Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley has been met with a mixture of strong praise and conspicuous silence.
The CBD is bustling, the airport is humming, the ''no vacancy'' signs are up and good luck finding a car park - it must be Queenstown International Marathon weekend.