With Queenstown Airport becoming busier, a new officer in charge of police at the airport, Sergeant Kate Pirovano, has arrived to help keep law and order.
The Routemaster double-decker bus now operated by Connectabus around Queenstown is a long way from home, having come all the way from Piccadilly in London. Photo by Joe Dodgshun. The towering, red double-decker bus that frequents the roads of Queenstown is likely a familiar sight to most locals, but the story of how it got here may not be as well known. The Routemaster 1660 was once just another bus in a fleet of two-storeyed giants on the streets of London - in this case, the Number 12 Piccadilly Line.
The 2011 Rugby World Cup will offer Queenstown a massive winter tourism opportunity - five weeks of consecutive New Zealand and Australian school holidays, says NZSki CEO James Coddington.
The Queenstown Memorial Hall was packed to overflowing on Saturday for the funeral of "big-hearted" community man Ewan Maxwell (55), who died after a fall while hunting near Fox Glacier on January 7.
Preliminary counts indicate that this year's Lake Hayes A and P show was one of the most popular ever, and you only had to look at the many happy faces present on Saturday to confirm the success of the day.
This year's Remarkables Park stud auction proved a roaring success, achieving a reported 50% increase in total revenue on last year's red deer sale.
Pub banter turned serious last week as a panel of MPs were grilled on a rapid succession of Queenstown issues for an episode of political television show Back Benches at the Pig and Whistle bar.
This summer, a team of scientists from Waikato University are on the slopes of the Antarctic's Mt Erebus doing research that could hint at how life started on Earth and how it could exist elsewhere. Queenstown ODT reporter Joe Dodgshun met them at Scott Base.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking submissions on how to deal with noise in the central business district with an eye to changing the district plan, depending on the feedback.
Coronet Peak operators are concerned mountain bikers "will be squashed" if they do not keep clear of heavy machinery on the construction site on the mountain.
A developer has applied for consent for a 81.49-ha subdivision of rural living allotments at Dalefield, near Arthur's Point.
The St Kilda Saints AFL side's trip to Queenstown for a training camp will be worth more to the resort than the camp's estimated price tag of between $150,000 and $200,000, Lakes Leisure management says.
All Whites and Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert yesterday dished out pointers to children at his football academy which is taking place this week in Jacks Point, Queenstown.
A coach-load of 13 tourists and a tour guide were taken to hospital after a collision between four vehicles near Jacks Point in Queenstown yesterday evening.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is asking for community input to bring about changes in town centre noise management, the main question being: Should the CBD noise limit be increased?"
The road sign just before Glenorchy announces the town as "the Gateway to Paradise", but for one couple who make the town their home and their extended family who spend holidays there, it is so much more.
NZSki plans to upgrade the wastewater system at the Coronet Peak Ski Area, pending approval of a resource consent to construct a new pumphouse.
The Southern Lakes Christian School has applied for resource consent for change of use at the former Frankton Arms Tavern premises to include a child care centre and allow its use as a meeting hall for the Salvation Army.