Tradesmen yesterday started to demolish a two-storey addition to the historic Frankton marina ticket office, while contractors cleared the overgrown site in preparation for restoration. Along with the adjoining boat shed, which will have a new dual slipway for boat restoration, the office will be refurbished to include a cafe, maritime museum and outdoor seating.
Minus 5 Ice Bar was transformed into Santa's Christmas grotto last month, to the benefit of Plunket.
Restoration work on the historic boat shed, ticket office and slipway at the Frankton marina is set to start today, more than six years after the fight to save the complex first began.
While Queenstown architectural designer Graham Roebuck slaved over his entry for an online "Treehouses in Paradise" design competition, little did he know he was one click away from being scammed.
Five weeks counting penguins on barely accessible islands in the subantarctic Pacific Ocean has two Queenstown and Wanaka Doc volunteers counting their lucky stars.
Punters can expect half history, half hysterical tall tales from this year's instalment of Remarkable Theatre's Queenstown Gardens production Greed, Glamour and Grudges - Tales of Gold.
A newcomer to Queenstown, Jessica Winchcombe launched a month-long contemporary art jewellery exhibition on Wednesday night at Fluid Design's The Front Room gallery.
The second half of Skyline's gondola-assisted mountain biking season at the Queenstown Bike Park launched on Monday morning, drawing a "constant flow" of out-of-town enthusiasts.
The Job Agency in Queenstown says it is being inundated with employment seekers, as summer crowds flock to the resort.
Queenstown alpine skier Adam Barwood has achieved four podium placings in as many days in Snow King, Wyoming, winning two golds and two silvers since last Thursday.
Coastguard Queenstown and Queenstown police say the seven-hour search and rescue operation involving 27 people on Tuesday morning after a "full-moon party" on a beach near Queenstown was "inconvenient" but not a waste of time.
More than 150 New Zealand and visiting international downhill mountain biking elite carved their way down from the Remarkables Ski Area access road in blazing heat yesterday during round one of the 2012 New Zealand MTB Cup.
Several more spot fires caused by the relaunched Kingston Flier were swiftly put out yesterday, and fire officials and the steam train's owner say there is no cause for concern.
Steve Rout Contracting owes creditors more than $5.3 million, and no funds are expected to be available for the 35 unsecured creditors claiming almost $600,000, the second receivers' report says.
Gold panning and a heritage exhibition at next weekend's Lake Hayes Show will mark the start of this year's 150th-anniversary celebrations of the discovery of gold in Central Otago.
A kite-surfer spotted by a member of the public apparently struggling in Lake Wakatipu yesterday afternoon was picked up by a Dart River Safaris jet-boat near Kinloch.
The first half of Skyline's gondola-assisted mountain biking season at the Queenstown Bike Park has seen a whopping 45,000-plus runs completed, and the second half begins on Monday.
Queenstown skier Cameron-Leigh Murphy (12) has less than a fortnight before making her overseas debut - a month in California training with New Zealand Olympian Tim Cafe.
Stags from the same bloodlines that last year produced a "rarely seen" 27-point spiker, or 1-year-old deer, will go under the hammer next week at the Remarkables Park stud auction.