Will the idea of a bed tax for the Queenstown Lakes district survive the machinations of Central Government?
An about face by the Productivity Commission appears to have seriously undermined the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s case for introducing a visitor accommodation levy, known as a "bed tax".
After a week with a flooded Lake Wanaka on his doorstep, Lake Bar owner Peter Byrne was finally back in business yesterday afternoon.
The flood clean-up continued in Wanaka yesterday as lakefront businesses were reconnected to the sewerage system.
After months of digging for Queenstown Airport Corporation studies done, but not made public, on alternative sites for Queenstown Airport,a Frankton resident has come up empty-handed.
A dozen Wanaka residents came face-to-face for the first time yesterday with portraits of themselves in oil.
It is the time of year when the honey bees are swarming across the thyme-covered slopes of Central Otago. Problem is — from an economic perspective — they are wasting their time. Mark Price reports.
Going "off-grid" is probably not the best move for most Otago electricity consumers, despite Aurora Energy's plans to substantially increase line charges.
In the first week of the new freedom camping regime in the Queenstown Lakes enforcement officers have issued 107 tickets to errant campers.
The newly elected Wanaka Community Board has been dished out its first big helping of town planning documents.
A 22-year-old tramper who got into difficulty near the Haast Pass on Saturday afternoon used hand signals to raise the alarm.
The $2 million water sports building on the Lake Wanaka foreshore was opened to the public yesterday.
A young woman tramper has been rescued, wet, cold but otherwise unharmed after being trapped on the wrong side of the Haast River near Fantail Falls this afternoon.
Once the Lear Jet of the 1930s that flew corporate America on their pre-war business trips, four of the fast and opulent Beechcraft Staggerwing are now part of the Wanaka aviation scene.
"Arbitrary lines" and a lack of detail were the main criticisms of Wahi Tupuna mapping at a Lake Hawea public meeting on Thursday night.