"Morning you lot."
The search has officially been called off for the two fishermen deemed missing in Fiordland in September after navy divers were unable to locate the men's bodies this week.
Although Queenstown will miss out on hosting any of the events that comprise the 2013 Mountain Bike Cup series, bike enthusiasts can still enjoy several additional trails in the Wakatipu.
Next year's Motatapu bike event is only 150 entries away from selling out.
A conversation with two friends recently ended with both of them laughing at my expense, because, at 23, I still have not left the country.
While Prime Minister John Key says he has been working with opponents of the $11 million Around the Mountains Cycle Trail, one main opponent, Fish and Game, has not had heard from him. During Mr Key's visit to Queenstown last week he was asked if his Government would be stepping in to challenge opposition to one vital 28km piece of the trail alongside the Oreti River that was denied in August.
A 67-year-old man who died after a work-place accident near the Homer Tunnel in Fiordland yesterday afternoon had been clearing a slip, police say.
A Dunedin rowing trio returned from the University World Rowing Championships in Russia last month with a fifth placing in their respective quad and lightweight singles categories. Now they seek national selection.
School children have gathered at the Queenstown Events Centre over the past two weeks to take part in the Lakes Leisure school holiday programme. Olivia Caldwell visited the fun this week.
A second crash at Arrow Junction in a week occurred on Tuesday, leading Queenstown police to warn local drivers to err on the side of caution in an area used by many tourist drivers.
The Queenstown Masters women's hockey team picked up silver medals at the weekend at the South Island Masters competition, which was held in Timaru.
An alleged drink-driver surrendered himself to police by accident in Queenstown on Saturday morning.
After years of exporting organic lamb of the Catlins, a local trio celebrate their one year anniversary of bringing the product home.
A search is on for artists to produce work commemorating Wakatipu people who died in wartime.
The mother of Arrowtown's Angus Beaton hopes he and the family will be home for Christmas after the young cancer patient finishes his radiation treatment and chemotherapy in December.
The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail will finally be under construction by Christmas, a year after the original start date.