The master defeated the pupil when KPW Queenstown Pro Wrestling Academy founder Marc "Marcus Kool" Perry took on his first graduate at the Bays Wrestlefest in Tauranga on Friday.
All New Zealand competitors are now out of contention to win the Queenstown Chess Classic, which finishes today, although the top contenders for the national title have shown themselves.
After being caught out by an unexpected spike in Asian visitors during last year's Chinese New Year celebrations, Queenstown tourism providers and retailers are better prepared this year.
Seven days into their bid to cycle the length of New Zealand raising awareness of skin cancer, Queenstown women Mikki Kragelund and Nina Oosterveer are happy to report only one minor accident.
With the region celebrating the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold this year, Remarkable Theatre is presenting 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 members of the cast about the pioneering Wakatipu characters they play.
A "casual" reunion planned for 1980s Wakatipu High School pupils next weekend already has up to 100 people set to reminisce, with Queenstowners the slowest to get on board.
The Trenz tourism industry trade show's inaugural Queenstown outing last year has been highly rated by delegates and preparations are falling into place for its return this year.
The Arrowtown Autumn Festival's Wallace and Gibbs Art 2 Wear wearable art show is returning this year as a two-night event, with entries now open.
The Earthtonz New Year's Eve music festival at Gibbston is set to return next summer with bigger New Zealand and contemporary international acts, despite this summer's inaugural outing showing a loss.
The Lake Hawea mother convicted of embezzling more than $130,000 from her employers has been sentenced to 10 months' home dentention and 200 hours' community service.
Organizers of the inaugural EarthTonz New Year's Eve music festival headlined by American rap metal star Tommy Lee are calling the event a success, even though the turnout was far smaller than they had hoped.
Art River Jet Safaris and Ngai Tahu Tourism will this weekend celebrate the blessing of the recently refurbished Dart River Jet Safaris visitor centre at Glenorchy.
With the region celebrating the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold this year, Remarkable Theatre will present gold-rush history production Greed, Glamour and Grudges - Tales of Gold. Joe Dodgshun speaks to cast member David Cantwell.
Arrowtown's Holly Arrowsmith, winner of the 2011 Battle of the Musos, draws an audience during her Summerdaze Entertainment on the Green series performance yesterday.
While Queenstown couple Lisa and Hayden Cosgrove did not have the "smoothest start" to their marriage, the winners of a "re-celebrate" your wedding day competition now have something to smile about.
The Wakatipu Community Maritime Preservation Society (WCMPS) is calling for stories and memories involving a historic boat shed and ticket office buildings, which are being restored.
The first downhill round of the 2012 NZ Mountain Bike Cup took place in scorching weather on a brand-new course starting from the Remarkables Ski Area access road last week.
Preparations for Queenstown's inaugural Waitangi Day in the Park are well under way, with a line-up of music, cultural activities and even a hangi stall in the offing.
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 members of the cast about the pioneering Wakatipu characters they play.
A driver seen "doing burnouts" on Frankton Rd early yesterday is being sought by police, after he fled at speeds of up to 130kmh and crashed his car into a Goldfield Heights garden.