More than 50,000ha of high country between Lake Wanaka and Queenstown will be protected in the largest conservation undertaking on private land in New Zealand's history.
Only 10% of neighbouring landowners have given feedback on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed rezoning of 13ha of land as ''town centre''.
The Department of Conservation will begin an aerial 1080 control operation in the upper Wakatipu in about a month.
A tree was all that stopped a vehicle carrying a mother and child plunging into Lake Wakatipu yesterday.
Scottish television personality Neil Oliver has filmed a promo in Queenstown for a potential New Zealand spin-off of long-running BBC series Coast.
Black ice after a ''late freeze'' caused several crashes in the Queenstown Lakes region yesterday.
Police fingered the wrong men in their investigation of a serious assault in Queenstown last week.
The Paradise Trust has begun work on two building projects that will fill the void left by a fire that destroyed its historic homestead two months ago.
A Queenstown man has been sentenced to 270 hours' community service for defrauding ACC of more than $12,000.
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee had a ''brain explosion'' when he bypassed airport security but did not need to give up the portfolio, deputy prime minister Bill English says.
Gibbston residents are losing patience over a smell described as being like ''leaking sewage'' coming from a nearby landfill.
Fergburger has got approval to widen the footpath outside the popular Queenstown burger joint to ease congestion.
Falling snow, black ice and drivers failing to adapt to the conditions conspired to keep police busy in Queenstown yesterday.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council should turn down Fergburger's request to widen the footpath outside its premises to ease congestion, the resort's chamber of commerce says.
After quarter of a century in the wine business and a decade running a popular bistro beside Lake Hayes, Amisfield has produced a book the company promises will take readers behind the scenes.
Construction of the first stage of a community rental housing project in Arrowtown has begun.
The Government will provide $200,000 over three years to help the Hollyford Conservation Trust carry out pest control across 2400ha of the lower Hollyford Valley in Fiordland.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has proposed a zoning change that will extend the resort's central business district across its favoured site for a convention centre.
A Queenstown man's dream to help Maori performing arts thrive in the resort took a giant step forward at the weekend.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council says its parking officers are ''unsung heroes'' who carry out a difficult but vital role.