The abandoned Waterfall Park development near Arrowtown, which was last year marketed for $5 million plus GST, has begun to attract interest, a Queenstown real estate agent says.
The second Earthtonz New Year's Eve music festival in the Gibbston valley may be shifted forward a week to avoid competing with the Queenstown waterfront and bar festivities.
Queenstown businesses reported an increase in the number of Chinese visitors last week and early this week, as the resort experienced a "record Chinese New Year".
A need for a more workable mechanism to allow for the removal of "dead, dying or unsafe" heritage trees has been identified by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Visitors to Milford Sound, which Rudyard Kipling described as "the eighth wonder of the world", have yet another way to see the sights with the launch of Southern Discoveries' new kayaking venture. Joe Dodgshun describes his day to remember.
Three more parties have joined appeals on the proposed $300 million Shotover Country residential development.
Coronet Peak and Remarkables skifields parent company NZSki is confident 2011 early bird layby sales "exceeding expectations" bodes well for 2012 season passes.
The Fernhill Loop walking and biking track could be revamped courtesy of the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club now track management has been taken over from the Department of Conservation (Doc).
Queenstown will once again have a dedicated sports bar from Friday with the opening of Xtreme - an "American-style" bar in the premises previously housing Ministry of Sports.
The Queenstown Birdlife park's latest addition to its kiwi family, Tuku, has been confirmed to be a girl, and at 40 days old, is "everything a healthy young kiwi chick should be".
Proceeds from an auctioned cuvee, which was blended from the 2012 vintage of 35 participating Central Otago wineries, will go to charity.
A Queenstown man appeared in court yesterday after he stole $4195 from his employer to fuel his gambling addiction, even taking the money during early-morning casino binges.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council may offer its services as a mediator for appeals over the proposed $300 million Shotover Country residential development.
The Chinese-language classes started last year by a Queenstown man eager to learn more Mandarin return this Wednesday.
This year's Gorge Road Jump Park BMX jam has gone global - this year returning as a Red Bull-sponsored invitational featuring some the world's top riders.
With the region celebrating the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold this year, Remarkable Theatre is joining in with a mixture of gold-rush history and tall tales in its Queenstown Gardens production Greed, Glamour and Grudges - Tales of Gold. Joe Dodgshun talks to cast member Sam Farr about the pioneering Wakatipu characters he plays.
A bigger than expected response to NZSki's early bird pass eight-month payment option has the company predicting healthy season pass sales when they open to residents next month.
It seems this summertime the living really is easy in Queenstown, with a 2% decrease in rent and a 7% increase in rental listings reported for the last quarter of 2011.
With the region celebrating the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold this year, Remarkable Theatre is joining in with a mixture of gold rush history and tall tales in its Queenstown Gardens production Greed, Glamour and Grudges - Tales of Gold. Joe Dodgshun speaks to a member of the cast about the pioneering Wakatipu character he plays.
Organisers of the Queenstown Bike Festival are working overtime as they prepare for the 2012 event in three months' time, bringing with it the possibility of some exciting new, spectator-friendly events.