The Southern District Health Board is still vague on the goal of transforming Lakes District Hospital into a health campus, more than two years after such a move was recommended by the National Health Board (NHB).
Queenstown's health watchdog is still working towards a CT scanner, or similar non-invasive diagnostic equipment, being installed for Wakatipu patients, but is waiting for the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) to develop the hospital into a health campus.
Lakes District Hospital is urging anyone suffering minor complaints to consult general practitioners instead of the emergency department (ED) as medical staff brace themselves for the summer flood of alcohol and synthetic drug casualties.
Captain John Evan, of Blenheim (left), still active, and co-pilot Allen Pruden, who died three months ago in Blenheim, are photographed beside a Douglas DC3 in the early years of Mount Cook Airline in Queenstown.
Rich and famous travellers visiting Queenstown will be welcomed at a new $200,000 dedicated corporate jet terminal early next year.
Concern a Treaty of Waitangi settlement deed could allow a Ngai Tahu development in Fiordland of the same size as the proposed $200 million Fiordland monorail has been dismissed by all parties, with the tribe saying two similar proposals would not be commercially viable.
The traditional white Christmas turned a few shades of blue and had the audience laughing uproariously when Santa's Sack - An Unconventional Comedy Christmas Gala debuted in the Queenstown Memorial Centre on Friday night.
Remarkables Primary School principal Debbie Dickson and Stewart Construction Ltd foreman Peter Conder, of Alexandra, check on Friday the progress on the new classroom aimed at easing pressure brought on by the school's growing roll.
The St John Wakatipu Health Shuttle is taking a break for Christmas after clocking up more mileage transporting people to their health-related appointments and bringing them home than any other shuttle in the South Island.
Humour and nostalgia for 1980s cop shows are being tried by Maritime New Zealand in a campaign to urge middle-aged and older men to wear life jackets on the water.
The owner of the Kingston Flyer says he is open to a community trust taking ownership of the mothballed vintage steam train operation and a tourism operator leasing the locomotives and rolling stock to get the attraction back on track.
Otago's ties to Middle-earth are about to become even stronger with a special red carpet visit by two stars of The Hobbit in support of Queenstown youth.
About 160 Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago residents created a blur of red and white from the starting line of the inaugural Great KidsCan Santa Run at Jack's Point, near Queenstown, yesterday.
University of Otago students are investigating Queenstown's forgotten past while helping Wakatipu heritage conservationists defend 50 places of historical importance from the wrecking ball.
The removal of legal challenges against a new two-lane $18 million bridge across the Kawarau River announced last week was welcomed by Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden.
The Queenstown television programme about Wakatipu veterinarians treating all creatures great and small is now available on DVD after years of requests from worldwide viewers.
Queenstown Airport and staff star in a new Hobbit themed video by Air New Zealand which has been viewed more than 1.3 million times in its first week online.
The 440 homes of Lake Hayes Estate will have a place to meet and greet and buy the daily essentials on their doorstep for the first time when a long-awaited cafe, bar and grocery opens next year.
New Zealand has been named the ''favourite country'' in the world at the Telegraph Travel Awards in the United Kingdom for the second year running.