The person responsible for vandalising traps on Brow Peak near Arrowtown last week does not understand New Zealand's pest problem, Predator Free Arrowtown co-ordinator Ben Teele says.
A Queenstown woman will lobby district councillors today to declare the resort's beaches smoke-free after picking up more than 10,000 cigarette butts in only a month.
A long-running legal wrangle over land bordering Queenstown Airport is a step closer to resolution after an Environment Court decision last week.
Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker says Health Minister David Clark has refused to meet him to discuss the fate of Te Anau’s rescue helicopter base.
Three youths allegedly ran from the scene after crashing their car in Queenstown yesterday, leaving a fourth to face the music.
A hut high in the mountains near Glenorchy has got a lick of paint and a tidy-up by members of Queenstown's Czech and Slovak Club.
After three search and rescue efforts in the past four days, Queenstown police are urging visitors to "have some common sense" when planning walks.
A remarkably youthful-looking 97-year-old stood among the throng at Queenstown's dawn service yesterday.
Queenstown nurses have joined a national campaign of protests over their latest pay offer from district health boards.
The Department of Conservation's decision to allow helicopter landings at a remote Fiordland mountain plateau to increase from 10 to 70 a day was "contrary to law'', the Ombudsman has found.
A Chinese woman walked out of the hills near Arrowtown this morning after sparking a search operation overnight.
Worksafe will not prosecute anyone in relation to the death of a Queenstown man at Closeburn Station a year ago.
A giant new backpackers hostel in Queenstown has opened for business.
Plans have been unveiled for a luxury hotel and "wellness retreat'' in a secluded valley between Lake Hayes and Arrowtown.
Winton Partners, a company linked to developer Chris Meehan, has applied for resource consent to build a hotel, restaurants, a day spa and "wellness retreat'' at Waterfall Park, near Queenstown.
Musician and author Craig Smith may have book and album projects on the go, but he has still found time for a whirlwind tour of Asia.
A police drug intelligence report shows Queenstown was the most popular intended destination for ecstasy pills seized at the border.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage supports a Queenstown bed tax as one solution to "pressure points" caused by burgeoning tourist numbers.
A predator trapping programme to protect native birds in the Rees-Dart river delta is showing promising early results.
Central Otago Lakes remains the most unaffordable region for housing in the country, with median prices now more than 15 times annual income.