Italian luxury clothing billionaire Pier Luigi Loro Piana is urging Otago's super-fine wool growers to persevere in the face of low prices, and think globally.
Two Queenstown climbers flown off Mt Tasman on Wednesday had faced a difficult ''judgement call'' and do not deserve criticism, an alpine rescue leader says.
Four Taiwanese tourists were fortunate to escape injury after their rented camper van crashed and overturned on the Queenstown-Glenorchy road, near Wilson Bay, yesterday morning.
One of the Wakatipu area's most popular fishing spots, Moke Lake, received a boost yesterday with the release of 350 yearling rainbow trout.
The William Rees statue on Queenstown's waterfront sported a new accessory yesterday, courtesy of Maritime NZ's ''monumental life jacket campaign'' for Safer Boating Week.
Top of the Lake is set to return to our screens, but perhaps not to the top of the lake itself.
A Queenstown architect in dispute with the Queenstown Lakes District Council over the costs of processing a resource consent is seeking to have more than $16,000 wiped from his bill.
Queenstown businessman and philanthropist Sir Eion Edgar said he was humbled to receive an ''outstanding achievement'' award from the Graeme Dingle Foundation.
It had to be cut into 18 pieces to get it there, but the former Glenorchy school house has a new home in Paradise.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
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.