Health authorities are still trying to locate 257 "close contacts" arising from the 20 Covid-19 cases associated with the World Hereford Conference in Queenstown earlier this month.
A big "bubble" of 40 overseas tourists is holed up at the Lake View Holiday Park in Wanaka, waiting for a plane to take them home.
The closure of most businesses for a month has raised the issue of how much rent commercial tenants should have to carry on paying.
It seems a strange way to define a town locking down, but in Wanaka yesterday the empty car parks were multiplying.
Former Southland All Black flanker and farmer Ken Stewart could not resist bringing up the subject of breeding yesterday.
Unlike most events around the country this week, the Wanaka Collie Dog Club’s dog trials at Glendhu Bay went ahead yesterday, almost as usual.
It began with toilet paper and sanitiser — now demand across Otago and Southland has moved to cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and silver beet.
High Court Judge Owen Paulsen has declined an Otago Daily Times request to report ‘‘in chambers’’ proceedings next week involving Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult.
Queenstown tourism workers facing tough times because of Covid-19 appear to be pursuing new opportunities in viticulture.
Wanaka will lose about $22million of economic activity as a result of Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow being cancelled because of Covid-19.
Asked how many jobs were at stake because of Covid-19, Queenstown Chamber of Commerce chief executive Anna Mickell yesterday said simply: "Lots".
The clock is ticking for the Queenstown Lakes District Council to get a new sewerage system operating for Lake Hawea.
Asked to suggest how the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) could solve its growing capacity problem, the groups opposed to the commercial development of Wanaka Airport were of one mind — that...
New fuel is about to be added to the fiery debate over maternity services in the Central Otago-Wanaka area.
Almost four years after the Government announced funding for a mammoth cycle trail network in Central Otago, the government departments involved have still not done the paper work.
Bird repellent could be used by the Department of Conservation in future to reduce the number of kea dying as a result of 1080 poisoning programmes.