Seeking to mirror Queenstown's successful annual start-of-season ski sale, the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club will this month hold its inaugural Buy, Sell and Shred sale day and downhill race.
The bid to reduce Arrowtown's speed limit to 40kmh has passed another hurdle, gaining the initial support of the Queenstown Lakes District Council infrastructure services committee.
Following a "dry winter", organisers of this weekend's Patagonia 8hrs@Jack's endurance mountain bike race are expecting a hard and fast event.
The closure of Butel Rd, near Millbrook Resort, which has been sought by a resident, would cut off the only legal road access for one household.
Queenstown airport's chief executive has resigned to take on Wellington Airport's top job - having led the company through "outstanding growth" and the Auckland Airport share-sale debacle.
The consent process for the $125 million Queenstown Gateway shopping and entertainment complex at Five Mile is on hold, resource consent body Lakes Environmental said.
Instant fines totalling more than $20,000 have been imposed on errant freedom campers in the Queenstown Lakes district less than a month after enforcement of the Freedom Camping Bill commenced.
Sparked by a 2008 river-boarding death near Queenstown, new safety regulations for the adventure tourism and outdoor education industries will take effect from November 1.
Unless Mt Dewar Station's wilding conifers are eradicated, "the war will be lost" against the pest trees, commissioners for the station's proposed subdivision was told on Wednesday.
The Kiwi Birdlife Park last weekend launched a bus service taking visitors on hour-long journeys through Queenstown's attractions.
After a "shaky" start for winter job-hunters, Queenstown's employment market is back to its seasonal self, a Queenstown job agency says.
After more than 25 years' genre-hopping collaboration, UK MC, vocalist, producer and DJ Spikey Tee is nearing the completion of his biggest project yet - his debut album.
Winter Games New Zealand has achieved a double triumph, with expectations of a $50,000 profit on this year's games, and Korean plans to base its seven-year Winter Olympics snowsports preparations in Wanaka.
Wilding conifer control as part of proposed visitor accommodation and residential development for Mt Dewar Station, would stop the "inevitable" pine blanketing of the entire station, developers say.
AJ Hackett Bungy's proposed Kawarau Bungy site zip-line ride will not have a striking visual impact considering its expected 350,000 annual visitors and established character, representatives say.
The proposed Shotover Country development has the potential to help create and retain affordable housing in the Wakatipu, the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust says.
AJ Hackett Bungy's plan to install a three-lane "zip ride" near its famous Kawarau River Bungy site will be outlined to commissioners on Monday.
A $300 million-plus 750-home development near Queenstown cleared a major hurdle yesterday, after independent commissioners backed the proposal, subject to amendments.
Earnslaw Park will undergo a transformation this weekend for the launch of the Taste Queenstown mini food, wine and art festival - the first of three weekends of downtown Rugby World Cup (RWC) celebrations.
If Queenstown's impending "schoolies" trips gain popularity, one tour operator is proposing the addition of career sessions to attract the young visitors back to work or study.