Despite Queenstown tourism's sluggish start to reaping Rugby World Cup benefits, the resort's regional tourism organisation believes the situation could improve.
One of the most interesting - and admired - developments in the Wakatipu in the past three years has been the rise and rise of Sir Michael Hill's private golf course, The Hills.
The new Christchurch owners of the New Orleans Hotel, in Arrowtown, are considering revamping the old pub and putting a cafe downstairs.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is looking closer at the proposed 40kmh "all-over" speed limit for Arrowtown and public submissions on the issue are open until Friday.
The St Joseph's Primary School board of trustees will present the school's three-year plan to parents tonight as part of a "draft strategic plan".
Residents of the Queenstown Lakes district can have a say on how to best deal with their rubbish by submitting ideas for the council's new draft waste management and minimisation plan.
Water safety groups and tourist operators in Queenstown have vowed to educate tourists about lake safety to prevent a repeat of last December's drowning of two French kayakers on Lake Wakatipu.
Zoe Hart, of Arrowtown Primary School, will not only be attending a Rugby World Cup match, she will lead the Tongan rugby team on to Auckland's Eden Park for next Friday night's opening match.
Corporates will be invited to discuss business, hold meetings and host work functions while travelling 11km on a steam train when the Kingston Flyer gets back on its tracks in October.
Remarkables Park is seeking to be a "favourable" site for another Queenstown high school if developers are permitted to expand the Frankton development.
Developments during the past three years have shown Queenstown has the potential to be the mountain-biking capital of the southern hemisphere, but without much needed funding, growth could quickly stall.
Two back-country snowboarders have saved the life of a skier buried under a metre of snow for 13 minutes after an avalanche in the Eyre Mountains, near Kingston.
The Kingston Flyer's whistle will be heard on the Kingston to Fairlight railway by the end of October, according to owner David Bryce, who will be meeting the new operations team today.
He has won two Olympic medals, competed in countless skiing world cups, been a professional in his field for over 10 years and travelled the globe, but for Winter Games competitor Rainer Schoenfelder, Queenstown's beauty rates as high as any of it.
Otago's Adam Hall has done it again.
Andrew Wylie He was top of the Kiwi bunch in yesterday's men's slalom event on Coronet Peak and made it through both runs with reasonable ease, but Queenstown local Andrew Wylie is keeping a level head.
Wind was the biggest factor at Coronet Peak yesterday, with 71 of the 142 competitors from the men's and women's slalom unable to finish the course and move into their second rounds.
Beating the winter bulge will have crossed most Wakatipu women's minds this winter, before being quickly replaced with the more comforting thought of hot puddings, but a local dietitian says she may be able to help.
Southern Lakes has always been a bride and groom delight, with some of the more adventurous proposals starting a couple's journey of a lifetime.