The Cure Kids $10 Challenge stopped by at the Remarkables Primary School on Thursday, with 26 costumed competitors treated to a powhiri and tug-of-wars with excited school pupils.
Wakatipu Lions women's service group members and helpers brought Christmas cheer to the residents of Lake Wakatipu Home on Wednesday night, putting up decorations and a gigantic three-piece Christmas tree.
The bar previously known as Ministry of Sports will be returning as an "American-style sports bar" under new management early in the new year.
A handful of last-minute appeals have been made to the $300 million Shotover Country development, including two from the developers.
Emergency service sirens in Frankton and Kelvin Heights will signal festive cheer, not cause for fear on Wednesday as the Wakatipu Lions holds its annual foodbank drive.
The cost of damage to Queenstown's roading network caused during last month's gale-force winds could be as much as $50,000.
A temporary traffic-management solution could be on the way for Butel Rd, near Arrowtown, while debate continues about its potential closure.
Historic gold-mining sites, unexpectedly discovered while building a mountain bike trail up to Moke Lake, could be opened up, if given Doc approval.
Downhill demons rejoice. The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club is looking to reopen two of the Queenstown Bike Park's technical downhill tracks.
The foundations have been laid for the confirmed 2013 Winter Games, and the emphasis on bringing the games into the heart of the community is back and stronger than ever.
With summer beckoning, the owners of Queenstown's Subculture nightclub are looking to focus their energies on a possible "big-air style" winter gig and the 2013 return of the Shotover Sunshine Festival.
A Queenstown official recommending over half Queenstown Gardens' free car parks be time-restricted says this would "balance" the needs of park users and town workers.
British breakbeat duo the Freestylers have been pulling crowds since before many of today's electronic producers were knee-high to a speaker-stack. They spoke to Joe Dodgshun about resisting the dubstep invasion, headlining Gibbston Valley's inaugural EarthTonz NYE festival and bringing back their raw sound.
A German woman was airlifted to Lakes District Hospital from Ben Lomond yesterday afternoon after she broke her ankle while hiking, St John said.
Two companies are bringing close to 300 schoolies to Queenstown this weekend, but a third company has pulled out, citing lack of interest from the Australian high school leavers.
One 'schoolies' tour provider in charge of 44 Australian high school graduates arriving in Queenstown this weekend wants the police to get involved to help the week run smoothly.
A Queenstown couple are proposing a "boutique quarrying operation" in the Gibbston Valley, targeting coloured schist and overlying gravel - as well as any gold found.
The Dalefield man behind a proposed taramea - or speargrass - perfumery hopes it may entice visitors to Queenstown with a "reputation and romance" similar to that of the wine industry.
A Glenorchy-based archaeologist, having just completed 11 years studying ancient art in two French caves, is itching to return to the darkness next year.
A new Antipodes Island parakeet pair has been moved into renovated digs at the Kiwi Birdlife Park in a bid to boost captive numbers. Only about 2000 are thought to exist in the wild.