Paddleboarders have been exempted from wearing lifejackets within 200m of the shores of Queenstown Lakes District's lakes.
A revised Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) constitution has been adopted, without lowering the board's $70 million transaction consultation threshold, sought by two councillors.
Leasing is "going strong" for Queenstown's $125 million Five Mile Retail Centre development while confirmation of the project's resource consent drags on.
After 12 years without the ice-cream van and its equally recognisable Greensleeves tune, a husband and wife team have set about bringing Mr Whippy back to the Wakatipu.
Hundreds of people packed out the Queenstown Events Centre on Sunday for the 2011 Shotover Jet Christmas Spectacular - and what a spectacular it was.
Retro-style bikes, picnic lunches, beautiful scenery and, of course, world-renowned Gibbston Valley wines are the hook of the new Gibbston "de Vine" cycle tours.
After a madcap weekend of painting, building and stallholders setting up shop, Queenstown's Shotover Markets is to open its downtown doors tomorrow.
A "speakeasy-style" lounge bar will be launched in Cow Lane this month, designed to deliver an alternative cocktail and liquor experience for customers.
Three-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Toni Childs performed a packed one-off show at Moonlight Country and Stables near Arrowtown on Saturday.
The Remarkables Men's Ballet troupe perform their The Nutcracker-inspired sequence at the 2011 Shotover Jet Christmas Spectacular at the Queenstown Events Centre yesterday evening.
The life of Queenstown performing arts stalwart Glenn "Scooter" Reid was on Saturday remembered and celebrated by friends, colleagues and family at his second home, the Memorial Hall.
Just 33 of the 150 freedom camping infringement fines issued in the Queenstown Lakes District since the national freedom camping Act was passed have so far been paid.
The Upbeats are doing it tough - last year the two halves of the New Zealand drum 'n' bass outfit had over 200 shows and have been cracking on at much the same pace this year.
With Queenstown cemetery full and the Frankton graveyard heading the same way, work has been recommended to start on the Lower Shotover cemetery site next year.
Passing its final hurdle of consents, Queenstown's indoor Shotover Markets was yesterday allowed to open its doors for the first time, two days after its scheduled soft opening.
A lease agreement for a proposed Arrowtown community and sports centre on Jack Reid Park has been granted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council, subject to resolution of a number of issues.
Junior sports clubs in the Wakatipu have cause for celebration with yesterday's decision to make seasonal ground and court hire half price for the groups.
The Brecon St waterfall, which has deteriorated badly in just five years of use, will be filled in to create a garden.
Plans for annual Summerdaze festivities in Queenstown and Wanaka have gained approval from the Queenstown Lakes District Council.