Stem cell treatment in Queenstown is not far away as one doctor-and-nurse combination hopes to bring the regenerative medicine technology to the resort by next year.
Absolutely nothing will now stop one diabetic after she leapt 15,000ft out of a plane in the next step of a dramatic change in lifestyle.
The Ben Lomond track had a huge makeover throughout the weekend as more than 65 volunteers turned out to rid it of 50,000 wilding conifer pines.
Passenger numbers are riding high for the Kingston Flyer since its opening day two weeks ago, with more than 1500 people taking the steam excursion from Kingston to Fairlight.
The Gibbston River Trail was given a real treat on Friday when volunteers from Veolia Water resealed seats and picnic tables on the Wentworth Loop section.
Queenstown and Frankton volunteer firefighters were acknowledged on Saturday night at a dinner at Goldridge Hotel in Frankton.
The woman controversially removed from her job as principal of Wakatipu High School in September will return to work at the school on Monday.
A wetsuit, a helmet and a board, which looks like it should be used for Christmas Day paddling, is all one Queenstown woman will take on a 280km journey across the rough rapids of Nepal's Sun Kosi River this month.
The speed with which Arrowtown Primary School's performing arts centre goes ahead depends on community support and funding.
The warning not to light fireworks in dry areas is not getting through in Queenstown. A fire broke out on Queenstown Hill late on Monday night due to what firefighters believe was careless handling of fireworks.
Central Otago wine growers have received some good news after last week's snowy blast, with several local wineries scooping a host of awards both here and overseas.
Wakatipu High School's annual Blues awards evening was held last Friday night, with 70 young achievers being rewarded for their sporting and cultural achievements.
It's time to take the bow-ties, heels and ball gowns out of the closet and roll out the red carpet for the Queenstown Young Professionals' gala ball evening on Saturday, November 19.
Arrowtown's golden celebrations have received a boost, with 39 community groups applying for funding for the Gold 150 anniversary event next year.
What do the Amazon River, Dead Sea, Grand Canyon and Milford Sound have in common? They're all in the running to become one of the "New7Wonders of Nature" due to be announced next week.
Arrowtown's Sawpit Gully walkway could undergo a makeover, despite up to 150 people opposing the idea of making any changes to the back-country track.
Young Kiwi professionals leaving for better pay in Australia will benefit New Zealand's economy in the long run, says Finance Minister Bill English.
She has strutted her stuff on the catwalk and she won gold in the pool, so what is next for Gibbston Valley's Sophie Newbold?
The risk of being landed with heavy legal costs may stop a community group from appealing the proposed Shotover Country development.