The Covid-19 pandemic has not affected plans for a controversial special housing area at Lake Hawea.
Despite the country being in lockdown due to Covid-19 restrictions, people from throughout Otago and Southland turned out to pay tribute this Anzac Day.
Owners of commercial properties are being urged to change the way they calculate the rent they charge tenants.
A plane load of New Zealanders and Australians heading home from Argentina today includes 15-year-old Albert Town exchange student Scarlett Norman.
New Zealand scientists have begun work on a Covid-19 vaccine despite the Government still not having decided if it will approve or fund the work.
The Government appears not willing yet to commit to New Zealand scientists joining the race to find a Covid-19 vaccine.
Forty international tourists locked down at a Wanaka camping ground are looking forward to a little more freedom from Tuesday.
After failed amendments to amendments, a quote from Dr Seuss and a display of children’s artwork, a lengthy Zoom meeting of the Queenstown Lakes District Council has agreed a statement of intent ...
The idea of creating a joint New Zealand-Australia "bubble" to help the tourism industry back on to its feet appears to be gaining momentum.
A locked-down Bannockburn couple were in their kitchen baking a pie yesterday with apples stemmed from a core thrown out of a railway carriage near Lawrence at least 59 years ago.
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.
Uncertainty hangs over the New Zealand ski industry because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Queenstown tourism workers facing tough times because of Covid-19 appear to be pursuing new opportunities in viticulture.