Blanket Bay resident Polly Mustard thought she had prepared for the worst when she parked her car down the road from her house to make sure she could get to work on time if forecast snow blocked her driveway.
A historic house once home to ''the man who tried to burn down Queenstown'' in the great fire of 1882 is on the market.
Sir Michael Hill has added to his animal artworks collection this month by buying five cast-iron horses to watch over the seventh tee of The Hills golf course.
Two very important people to 2013's winter festival are settling into Queenstown life and preparing for what will be a good mixture of the old and the new for the June event.
One of the men convicted for his part in a kidnapping near Arrowtown in 2011 could be released from prison as early as August.
More than 20 submissions have been received on the rezoning of the Henley Downs special zone, one of which says the applicant has given the development an incorrect name.
External legal costs associated with the prosecution of the Pacific Blue pilot found guilty of careless operation of an aircraft topped $180,000.
The Otago Regional Council's water quality regulations will not be appealed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council after all.
Six years ago, when Jamie Fitzgerald and Kevin Biggar became the first New Zealanders to reach the South Pole on foot, Mr Fitzgerald's life took a new direction - miles away from his former bank job.
Queenstown hockey sides are shaping up for another tough season in the Central Otago women's competition starting next month.
After a failed attempt to purchase the $2.5 million Kingston Flyer and its properties two years ago, a former Invercargill engineer is asking for donations again after the steam train was put back on the market last week.
An Arrowtown health and safety professional says changes in safety regulations for the adventure tourism industry mean businesses need to take responsibility and adopt a solid safety programme.
The Kingston Flyer is for sale again, after its owner of two years, David Bryce, announced yesterday he is moving back to his home town and vineyard in Marlborough.
The Southern region has cost the New Zealand Police and outside resources more than any other province for search and rescue operations in the past financial year.
After using a borrowed bike, Dunedin rider Alex McGregor narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the elite men's time trial at the New Zealand club road championships near Queenstown yesterday.
The Otago Regional Council's ''pollution wagon'' crew will carry out random checks on wood burners being used in Otago houses this winter.
Queenstown Lakes ratepayers are now able to make submissions on the council's draft annual plan, which was accepted by the council last week.
The puck will drop next month for the 2013 National Ice Hockey League season and already Southern Stampede players are arriving in Queenstown for what both captain and coach predict will be a case of third time lucky.
Queenstown needs to attract and invest in more events, according to the Queenstown Lakes District Council's latest events strategy, which was adopted by councillors last week.
A Wanaka 10-year-old fronted up to the Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday to explain why the council should not cut Wanaka library staff.