Buying a house or section in Queenstown and Arrowtown appeared to be a New Year's resolution for more people than last year, according to the latest real estate sales figures.
A custom-made trophy and a $150 prize pack will be awarded to the photographer who wins the 30 Years of Arrowtown Photo Competition as part of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival.
More than 70 original pieces of theatre suitable for a pub have been entered for Pint Size Plays in Queenstown and now Wanaka as well.
Queenstown Resort College (QRC) is aiming for more than 1000 bookings of its Queenstown Ambassador programme this year and has adapted the programme for Wanaka.
A collection of memorabilia autographed by historic figures has proved to be a blockbuster for the Lakes District Museum.
The oldest art society in New Zealand is preparing to launch an exhibition in Arrowtown, its first there in living memory.
The boys from Stand By Me grew up, grew apart, then decided to recreate The Hangover, but with fewer laughs, and call it Last Vegas.
Traffic lights have not been ruled out by the New Zealand Transport Agency as a way to ease growing congestion on Kawarau Rd.
St John joined forces with St Valentine around the Wakatipu on Friday, with a little help from their friends at ASB Bank, to surprise scores of loved ones at their homes and workplaces with flowers and gifts.
Television presenter and pilot Jim Hickey is behind a new cafe which will replace the existing outlet in Queenstown Airport.
Queenstown tourism leaders have welcomed new official figures which show the total resort guest nights for year-end 2013 rose a significant 8.4% to 2,756,149.
Wakatipu entertainers (from left) Lisa Moore, Fiona Bracken, Amanda Fernehough, Nicole McLean, Melita Gizilis, Paul Halsted and Findlay Brentwood were among 18 performers called back on Sunday to the QPact Rooms for roles in Jesus Christ Superstar.
Gibbston hosted the largest crowd of the nationwide Summer Concert tour when more than 14,000 patrons from around the South Island rocked to 10cc, Starship and Lynyrd Skynyrd on Saturday.
A law to test boating enthusiasts for their level of intoxication on waterways should be made New Zealand-wide, Queenstown Lakes harbourmaster Marty Black says.
A 34-year-old man from Gore was arrested and charged with four assaults of varying degrees after he allegedly attacked two couples outside the Gibbston Summer Concert on Saturday.