Conservation covenants covering 95% of four high country stations between Queenstown and Wanaka will be formally announced at a function in Arrowtown on Saturday.
At 71, Murray Faulkner may be the oldest person to have walked the 3000km Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff, and is celebrating by going tramping.
It was a big day in the life of three young whio (blue ducks), and a milestone in the Department of Conservation's (Doc) efforts to protect a vulnerable species.
Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley is defending the council's use of an Auckland lawyer for dog attack prosecutions.
The Kingston Flyer's owner would like to see the train leave its home of the past four decades.
Tahuna Pod Hostel staff celebrate after a Maori blessing of a newly erected pou outside the soon-to-open hostel in Queenstown on Tuesday.
A Chinese tourist has been charged with dangerous driving and another issued with infringement notices as a result of complaints from other motorists.
Helicopter operators affected by the largest grounding in New Zealand aviation history are relieved at being cleared to fly again.
A Chinese tourist has been charged with dangerous driving and another issued with infringement notices as a result of complaints from other motorists yesterday.
A gulf remains between the Queenstown Lakes District Council and private developers on key aspects of plan change 50, despite two days of mediation between their expert witnesses.
Fire Service resources in the Queenstown area were stretched during a rash of call-outs in the space of 90 minutes on Thursday.
The organisers of Queenstown's annual Gay Ski Week say an Australian company is trying to muscle in on their event.
A familiar landmark across Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown is about to undergo a radical change as part of a land restoration project.
The Chinese New Year is making an already bustling Queenstown even busier.
Queenstown man Verdun Waghorn was a UFO sceptic - until he photographed one.
A man who crashed a remote-controlled quadcopter into a Queenstown hotel and then left the scene may have been too embarrassed to retrieve it, police say.
Queenstown police say a final search for a climber missing on Mt Earnslaw has been unsuccessful.
Fewer than a quarter of cabin owners affected by moves to extend Queenstown's CBD have told the Queenstown Lakes District Council what they plan to do with their cabins.
Locals and tourists mingled in a celebration of Waitangi Day at Queenstown Gardens yesterday.
It was billed as the Running of the Wools, but ''running'' doesn't quite sum up this sheep yarn.