Matthew Smith went for a walk in search of a better life.
The Mrs Ferg ice cream parlour should open in Queenstown by Christmas, but do not expect a shot of liqueur with your coffee or sundae just yet.
The mounting pressure on Queenstown's residential property market is showing up in new rating valuations.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will underwrite half the shortfall in the cost of extending Shotover Country Primary School's hall to accommodate a full-sized indoor court.
The Queenstown CBD could become a ''boutique chain of sameness'' unless landlords and business owners work together.
If a major flood threatens Queenstown, it will be up to individuals and businesses to be prepared.
A Queenstown adventure activity operator is ''gobsmacked'' by how few businesses have registered with WorkSafe NZ before of a November 1 deadline.
A Southland high school principal has expressed ''absolute confidence'' in the leader of a tramping party after a pupil went missing in the Greenstone and Caples Valleys north of Queenstown this week.
The smell from the Victoria Flats landfill is ''not acceptable'', and gas generated at the site has increased in the past two years, a Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) consultant says.
The carcasses of four whitetail deer have been found in a small section of upper Wakatipu forest following a Department of Conservation (Doc) 1080 drop in the area a month ago.
Glenorchy Air co-owner Robert Rutherford says he and company staff are ''humbled'' by the support they have received since senior pilot Ray Crow was killed in the crash of one of its aircraft last month.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden will sign a sister city agreement with the Chinese city of Hangzhou next month.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council says the public needs to provide evidence that a ''high level of crime and disorder'' will result if a stricter alcohol ban bylaw is not approved.
More than 50,000 hectares of high country between Lake Wanaka and Queenstown will be protected in the largest ever conservation undertaking on private land in New Zealand's history.
Racial abuse will not be tolerated.
A Craig Smith book comes into being when a song and a story come together.
A plan change extending the Queenstown CBD and allowing high-rise development will be publicly notified tomorrow.
A proposal for a 114-bed backpackers' facility in downtown Queenstown has ''massive implications'' for car parking and should be publicly notified, the owner of a neighbouring child-care centre says.
Remarkables Park Ltd (RPL) has put its consent application for a convention centre in Frankton on hold while it seeks approval from a Queenstown Lakes District Council review panel for a major redesign.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has grudgingly taken responsibility for an error in rates notices sent out last week.