If rugby truly is the winner, then Arrowtown's Nathan Pullar shone through on Saturday night at the club's annual prizegiving - gaining two of the top awards.
A group of 40 sat down at the Lakes District museum in Arrowtown yesterday to hear a thought-provoking lesson on the background to the Holocaust.
Queenstown-Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden believes the council could have done "a lot" better during this winter's polar blasts.
Police and mountain safety officials are reminding skiers of the importance of staying within skifield boundaries after two Coronet Peak skiers were lost and then found over four days this week.
Two Queenstown developers will meet district councillors as they appeal the council's decision to introduce affordable housing policies into the district plan.
The helicopter pilot stranded in the Lammerlaw Range since Tuesday after a extreme weather conditions forced him to land is due to arrive in Queenstown this afternoon.
The latest snowfall has given southern skifields a boost in visitor numbers and, after a late start to the season, field managers are keeping a close eye on the weather for a possible extended end.
An English snowboarder is lucky to be alive after he strayed off the Coronet Peak ski slopes and was missing for more than six hours.
Snow gave many southern people an unexpected day off work, but for more than 5000 visitors it has meant the unexpected expense of a prolonged stay in Queenstown.