An American tramper lost in Mt Aspiring National Park was "extremely lucky'' to be spotted by a helicopter, police say.
At least three new subdivisions are on the cards for Arrowtown under special housing area (SHA) rules.
An Environment Court order has cleared the way for a Jacks Point subdivision after five years of wrangling.
The contenders for Arrowtown's vacant ward seat promised to be strong voices on the Queenstown Lakes District Council when they appeared at a packed candidates meeting last night.
After a rocky start, Arrowtown couple Lisa and Edward Guy have finally begun an epic journey across India in a motorised rickshaw.
Queenstown's volunteer alpine rescue team needs some full-time professional members so it can respond within the ''golden hour'' more often, its co-leader says.
Queenstown's Alpine Cliff Rescue team found no trace of missing Wellington climber Simon Bell during another search on Mt Earnslaw.
Despite one bad night for drink-driving in Queenstown at the weekend, new laws introduced three months ago appear to be working, police say.
Work to widen the footpath outside a popular Queenstown burger outlet will start next week after a four-month delay.
A Wanaka man and a Kingston man will appear in the Queenstown District Court on cannabis cultivation charges on April 13 after a series of search warrant operations on Monday and Tuesday.
A Queenstown man has been arrested after allegedly demanding cash from a restaurant owner and "threatening to come back with a knife''.
The chairman of the Queenstown Lakes district's licensing committee has slammed a strip club's application for a special trading licence on Easter Sunday as ''lacking integrity''.
Three balaclava-clad women in a car have sparked a police search involving patrol cars from Queenstown, Cromwell and Wanaka.
Work is under way on a new car park at the Remarkables ski area that is considered critical to its future.
The rising costs of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed convention centre and Lakeview subdivision have been revealed in its draft 10-year plan.
The tools of trade of an alleged credit card counterfeiter have been revealed by Queenstown police.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is using ''legal eagles'' to shut down public debate on the future of the Wakatipu Aero Club, a council by-election candidate says.
Social agencies are demanding answers from the Queenstown Lakes District Council on how it will support more than 300 displaced Lakeview cabin residents.
Wakatipu Aero Club has accused the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) of inconsistency in its argument for moving the club off its present site.
A 5-year-old girl from Cromwell has been chosen from 60 hopefuls to play a leading part in a $1 million feature film that begins shooting this weekend.