The curtain might come down on a glitzy career when The Glitzy One lines up in the Great Autumn Handicap at Riccarton tomorrow.
Southland District Mayor Frana Cardno supports a Southland Conservation Board recommendation the Department of Conservation (Doc) remains neutral on the proposed Dart-Milford tunnel - as long as the management plan for Fiordland National Park is followed.
Thousands of people lined the streets of Queenstown's CBD On Saturday to cheer on the multicoloured floats in the Queenstown Winter Festival street parade.
After a gruelling 15-week training regime, the bell finally tolled for the 22 competitors in the Queenstown Winter Festival charity boxing Thriller in the Chiller II gala event.
Three people and a dog probably could not have chosen a better - or more public - place to sink their jet-boat than in front of thousands of spectators at yesterday's Winter Festival Day in the Bay events on Queenstown beach.
The crowd was in for a surprise when Arrowtown children's author Alma Stevenson launched her new Rugby World Cup book Zac Mac the All Black at St John's Church, Arrowtown, on Saturday.
A Queenstown police officer said yesterday the reason police want to see 2am closing for licensed premises was clear over the opening weekend of the Queenstown Winter Festival as 34 people were arrested for a variety of offences.
The "10 coolest days in the country" will not be over until "the last fireworks explode, the last drag queen has fixed his last heels and the last boxer has stumbled out of the ring',' Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden said last night.
Gritting of alpine roads will continue in the Queenstown Lakes district this winter, after a flood of submissions convinced the New Zealand Transport Agency and the district council to keep funding the safety measure.
"Snow in May never stays, snow in June is a welcome boon, but on snow in July you can rely" is the message from long-time Queenstown resident Vance Boyd, who says the fuss over the resort's snow drought is a byproduct of expectations raised by snowmaking technology.
Police suspect an "inside job" after 24 cash boxes containing nearly $2000 were stolen from Connectabus' Arrowtown depot early yesterday morning.
With massive roading projects planned in Auckland and Wellington, a new two-lane bridge at Kawarau Falls is a low priority and may not be built until well after 2016, New Zealand Transport Agency senior project manager Phil Dowsett says.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has moved to resolve the issue of private businesses' storage and parking encroaching on council reserve land next to the Frankton industrial zone.
Warnings that Southland's Waituna Lagoon could "flip" - turn irreversibly septic - with the next heavy downpour have so concerned Ngai Tahu it is are bringing iwi elder Sir Tipene O'Regan to address Environment Minister Nick Smith when he visits next week.
Queenstown Lakes District Council has approved a recommendation to rename all bike trails in the Ben Lomond Recreational Reserve the "Queenstown Bike Park".
Rugby World Cup organisers are chipping in $30,000 towards a new $65,000 sprung wooden floor at Wakatipu High School.
With key tenant Countdown confirmed and more retailers being courted, a spokesman for the $125 million Five Mile Frankton Flats big box retail complex says the project is gaining momentum.
Two Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade crews used an extractor to clear smoke from a smouldering fire at the Internet/Laundry, on Gorge Rd, reported just after 9am yesterday.
Air New Zealand resumed flights to Queenstown yesterday, with one from Auckland arriving at midday.
A move to expand the controlled air space around Queenstown Airport may bring relief today for hundreds of passengers stranded in the resort when volcanic ash grounded flights yesterday.