Declined Pak'n Save supermarket plans for Queenstown, revealed by the Otago Daily Times, will see Foodstuffs South Island and a major Queenstown developer appealing the case to the Environment Court.
Firefighters are asking that people planning to use fireworks this weekend reconsider if the conditions are too windy.
After a southern winter of technique experimentation and Winter Games success, Paralympic skiing gold medallist Adam Hall is heading north again.
Swapping snowy slopes for tracks and trails, Queenstown ski-cross athlete Mitchey Greig is spending this summer turning Pinewood Lodge into specialty mountain biker accommodation.
Yesterday was all about the bikes, with the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club's inaugural Buy, Sell and Shred day drawing aficionados from far and wide.
Queenstown and Southland were on Saturday united in the small township of Kingston, in celebration of the long-awaited return of vintage steam train the Kingston Flyer.
Alongside a rejuvenation of Kingston, the relaunch of the Kingston Flyer is already bringing in more business, with Queenstown's Heli Tours flying trips to the vintage steam train at the weekend.
With beer flowing in the Kingston Flyer Tavern and Cafe, the camping ground full to capacity and, of course, the Kingston Flyer back on the tracks, residents say Kingston has been brought back to life.
With the southern hemisphere winter season long gone, Queenstown Times reporter Joe Dodgshun talked to some of Queenstown's top ski racers ahead of their departure for the northern snow.
The new season's styles will take centre stage this weekend, at the annual spring fashion parade to raise funds for youth development in the district.
Vocal Wanaka Wastebusters supporters yesterday demanded a reconsideration from the Queenstown Lakes District Council on last week's decision to award Wanaka's recycling contract to an Auckland firm.
Proposed sports field, court and Queenstown Event Centre developments costing $17 million were yesterday presented to the Queenstown Lakes District Council as part of Lakes Leisure's master facilities plan 2011.
Alongside the All Blacks, Queenstown takeaway outlet Fergburger came out tops last weekend, being named by The Daily Telegraph as one of the best things about a World Cup in New Zealand.
Leaky home claims were yesterday revealed to be largely behind a $2.9 million legal cost overspend by the Queenstown Lakes District Council for the past financial year.
Nearly 30 Wakatipu High School pupils nearing the end of their school years took a leap into the unknown on Monday, taking up free A.J. Hackett "Rite of Passage" graduation bungy jumps.
Queenstown's Mad Dog Riverboarding is standing behind new adventure tourism and outdoor education industry safety regulations, but is concerned about who will conduct the required safety audits.
A weighty nappy problem is being tackled by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Harvesting of 4ha of the Ben Lomond Forest has begun, with another section of Douglas fir to be eventually replaced with native beech and non-spreading exotic trees.
Queenstown Airport has started work on sealing its grass crosswind runway, which is closed up to 50 times a year due to unsafe surface conditions.
Issues experienced during Queenstown's three big snowfalls this winter must be solved by next February, Queenstown Lakes District Council transport manager Denis Mander says.