The director of the proposed $150 million Milford Dart Tunnel does not see the Queenstown-Te Anau monorail as a direct competitor in the push to be the main travel option between Queenstown and Milford Sound.
Hosting next year's PGA golf Championship at The Hills near Arrowtown was a "no-brainer" according to tournament directors.
A rising Queenstown singer-songwriter hit the airways yesterday morning as Katie McNeill's new single, Freedom, was played on Classic Hits for the first time.
One of tourism and hospitality's top awards, the Les Clefs d'Or, was awarded to Queenstown's Steve Hanrahan last week.
Wakatipu High School played host to the Badminton World Federation this week as the sport's top administrators launched its newest worldwide initiative at the school.
She did it. Arrowtown's Emily Cournane, along with a group of nine internationals, completed the 280km rough-rapid journey on Nepal's Sun Kosi River in 11 days - achieving a world first.
A proposal for a monorail link between Queenstown and Te Anau will be opened for public submissions less than a month after the controversial Milford Dart Tunnel was announced.
The Hills golf course near Arrowtown will host New Zealand's inaugural Pro-Am Championship early next year and organisers say it has the potential to be bigger than the New Zealand Open.
Four Chinese nationals were travelling in the car that crashed at the Homer Tunnel near Milford Sound on Wednesday night, killing two people, police said yesterday.
Wakatipu High School held its annual junior prizegiving this week, where stand-in co-principal Paul O'Conner addressed pupils and parents, announcing he would return for the beginning of the 2012 school year.
Ten years after opening her store in Arrowtown, Trudy Munro is still loving the long hours of the fashion industry.
Queenstown is New Zealand's preferred domestic holiday destination this summer, according to an online survey of more than 11,000 people.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has been given the all-clear to upgrade the Memorial Hall and construction is set to begin next July.
"Life jackets save lives" is the message Queenstown Harbourmaster Marty Black will be drumming into lake-users this summer by issuing fines to anyone not using them.
The aim for this week's Badminton World Federation Council meeting in Queenstown is to gain recognition for the region to host top tournaments.
Two plan change recommendations accepted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council last week may result in the expansion of Frankton's commercial and shopping areas.
Queenstown's oldest homestead will again be open to the public this December and for Christmas and there will be plenty to tempt tastebuds, including high teas.
A new heritage trust will be of "huge benefit" to the district, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says.