Save for a lucky few, Queenstowners hoping to hear Katy Perry roar during her stay at the resort have had to make do with a social media ''hi'' instead.
Prime Minister John Key says Queenstown has a strong argument for introducing a bed tax, despite Treasury hating the idea.
Government Minister Paula Bennett will visit Queenstown early next year to look at how the resort's immigration service can be streamlined and made more responsive to employers' needs.
Accident Compensation Corporation claims for mountain biking injuries in the Queenstown Lakes District have increased 141% in the past five years, reflecting the sport's rapid rise in popularity.
Firefighters dampen down hotspots after a scrub fire threatened several businesses in Glenda Dr, Frankton, yesterday.
Wilding pine control operations in the Wakatipu took to the air this week.
Roads were closed and businesses evacuated in Frankton yesterday after a digger ruptured a gas pipe.
A drunk man who vomited in a Queenstown police patrol car was made to walk the last kilometre to the station.
Queenstown police say four Taiwanese tourists whose camper van overturned near Queenstown this morning are lucky to have escaped injury.
Authorities have signed an agreement to have 1300 more homes built in the Queenstown Lakes district in the next three years.
The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail is steadily winning over its doubters, Southland Mayor Gary Tong says.
The owners of two dogs that mauled a little boy in Queenstown this week are ''distraught'', his mother says.
A Maritime New Zealand investigation has found a Shotover Jet boat driver's ''lapse of judgement'' caused the boat to hit a rock face in October.
At least one in five Queenstown adventure tourism operators subject to new regulations aimed at improving safety in the industry will miss a Monday deadline for being audited.
The backers of a planned 24-hour, unmanned fuel station in Arrowtown say it will provide a much-needed service for residents and visitors.
Communications infrastructure company Chorus appears to be making steady progress in the roll-out of ultra-fast broadband (UFB) in the Wakatipu area.
Water meters could be trialled for a year in the Queenstown Lakes district, beginning next April, under a council staff plan.
The first conference in New Zealand about digital currency bitcoin will be held in Queenstown this weekend.
Wakatipu garden lovers will have an opportunity to see some of the district's finest gardens at their peak next month.
The heavens may have opened on the inaugural Queenstown International Marathon, but organisers say the sky is the limit for its future growth.