Finley Brentwood had tears running down his face and collapsed on the floor after singing Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say) at his audition for the starring role in Jesus Christ Superstar.
Wild weather around New Zealand kept Easter weekend numbers lower than in past years, but the organisers of the 2014 Queenstown Bike Festival are riding high after their popular nine-day event ended at the weekend.
Should more residential development be provided for outside the urban growth boundary of Arrowtown and, if so, what is the appropriate density, were the questions posed in the Environment Court yesterday.
The developer behind the $50 million Pak'n Save and Mitre 10 Mega development in Queenstown says he would be ''very surprised'' if long-awaited construction of the retail stores did not go ahead this time around.
Global interest in Queenstown has rocketed following the visit to Amisfield Winery and Shotover Jet by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Sunday.
Kings View School pupils (from left) Tobin Roebeck (8), Mackenzie Shewan (11) and Florence Roebeck (6), dressed as some of their favourite literary heroes, stock up on some of the 400 new Scholastic New Zealand paperbacks which are available to buy at the school's first fundraising book fair this week.
Tickets for the Showbiz Queenstown production of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar are now on sale.
A plan to keep downtown Queenstown traffic moving while ensuring the area is still pleasant for pedestrians has been presented for feedback from ratepayers, but construction could be years away.
The national controller in charge of the response to the Christchurch earthquake in February 2011 says tourists in Queenstown are a boon to the economy, but a burden in an emergency.
Jetstar will add an extra five flights, or 1600 seats, between Sydney and Queenstown in July, in addition to more than 15,000 seats to be added between Australia and the resort in July and August, as announced last month.
A mainstay of the Wakatipu art scene is preparing to move to new premises within central Queenstown after a popular closing down sale in its present location.
New Zealand mountain bike star Kelly McGarry opened the 2014 Queenstown Bike Festival yesterday morning by performing a backflip on his bike from the roof of the 101-year old TSS Earnslaw into Lake Wakatipu.
BAFTA nominations for the Queenstown-shot television drama Top of the Lake are perfectly timed now there are more incentives for international productions to shoot in New Zealand, the South's film chief says.
Options for new road links between Frankton Rd, Shotover St/Gorge Rd (roundabout pictured) and Man St were explored during an open day at the Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday.
Queenstown's health watchdog has decided to continue to oversee progress on the redevelopment of the Lakes District Hospital campus.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may only be glimpsed by the public from two designated areas when they tour the Wakatipu on Sunday.
Captain America is known as the first Avenger, but he was the last to get his introductory movie in phase one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now ''Cap'' is back with superhero timing to rescue that universe from spiralling into audience apathy.
Foundations for the first stage of the $17 million Shotover Primary School will be laid by the end of April and Otago's newest state school will open for its first pupils in term one of 2015.
Queenstown has saved more than five tonnes of toxic electronic waste from poisoning land and water from June 31, but it is still lagging behind Wanaka, which eCycled almost 20 tonnes in the same period.