Queenstown hoteliers are preparing for a record summer and many are reporting their strongest forward bookings since the global financial crisis.
The number of Department of Conservation (Doc) staff working in Queenstown is unchanged after the department's latest restructuring round, which took effect last week.
An 11-year veteran of Wakatipu conservation has left Queenstown to take on one of the country's biggest jobs.
An inexperienced tramper may have been feeling invincible because the weather was fine, the turquoise water of the Wilkin River was ''alluring'' and he was unburdened by a pack, his partner has told an inquest in Queenstown.
Severe weather, fatigue and lack of tramping experience were highlighted as factors in the death of American exchange student Allison Willen in the Mt Aspiring National Park in April.
Severe weather, fatigue and lack of tramping experience have been highlighted as factors in the death of a US exchange student in the Mt Aspiring National Park in the Southern Alps.
An inexperienced tramper broke the "golden rule'' of tramping by splitting with his companions to continue along a river, an inquest heard in Queenstown today.
A parachute and camera footage are among items that will be examined during an investigation into a skydiving accident that left an employee of Queenstown tourism operation NZONE Skydive seriously injured on Sunday.
Best-selling children's author and musician Craig Smith has already sold enough copies of his latest book to cover his investment - well before its official launch next weekend.
A skydiving cameraman seriously injured in a hard landing near Queenstown on Sunday has ''stabilised'' after surgery, his employer says.
A skydiving cameraman working for Queenstown tourist operation NZONE Skydive remains in Dunedin Hospital with serious ‘‘multiple injuries'' after an accident near Jack's Point.
Queenstown's harbourmaster says two men caught in stormy conditions in a dinghy on Lake Wakatipu on Friday were fortunate to not ''end up a statistic''.
Queenstown's community housing trust says the Charities Act needs rewriting so community housing providers can get on with their work.
Blasting on the Nevis Bluff is among grounds for opposition to a consent application for a building platform in the Gibbston Valley.
It was a low-key start for Queenstown and Wanaka bars screening the All Blacks' first Rugby World Cup match yesterday.
A brutal attack by a British working holiday maker with criminal convictions on a tourist in Queenstown highlights a ''leak'' in New Zealand's border protection system, a resort barrister says.
All passion, no limits. That was William Pike's message to Queenstown Primary pupils during a visit to the school yesterday.