Thousands of festival-goers are expected to make their way to the Cardrona Valley in the next two days for the Rhythm and Alps music festival.
An experienced mountain guide says the area on Mt Aspiring where a Czech climber fell to his death is considered a relatively easy route to climb.
Fred Muir reckons in the ''60 odd'' years he has been involved with the Hawea Picnic Racing Club he has had a go a every job except secretary.
A man has fallen to his death from the north-west ridge of Mt Aspiring.
The Queenstown Fire Brigade spent nearly an hour at The Spire Hotel yesterday, after a small fire in one room.
Thousands of visitors will stream in to Wanaka this summer and many of them will be helping local businesses without knowing it.
Wanaka is surrounded by walking tracks of various lengths, but some of the most popular can be completed in just a few hours. Tim Miller put on his walking shoes and took a look at some of the more popular short tracks.
Lake Hawea residents say they were left in the dark about when chlorine was going to be added to their water supply.
Mount Aspiring College pupils Georgie Bruce (12, left) and Kalani Muirhead (13) try artificial turf at the Wanaka Recreation Centre on Wednesday.
Gym owners in Wanaka have concerns about the effect a potential council-run gym will have on their businesses.
Anybody with information about the supply of illegal drugs in Wanaka is being encouraged to contact the police.
Two injured climbers who fell about 200m while climbing Mt Aspiring yesterday morning may not have survived if another group had not been climbing in the same area.
A group of Lake Hawea residents hopes to gather enough support to put pressure on the Queenstown Lakes District Council to stop using chlorine in the town's water supply.
Two people have been flown to Dunedin Hospital after falling while climbing on Mt Aspiring this morning.
Police in Wanaka are well prepared for the influx of visitors expected in the next month.
Fish and Game Otago says it is not concerned at this stage about a decline in the number of salmon being caught in Lake Wanaka.
Access to a historic Central Otago walking track has been reopened after it was closed to the public late last year.
About a million dollars is set to be spent on improving the safety of Otago roads popular with tourists, during the next four months.
Until there is a scientific understanding of what causes the pest mucus lake snow and where it comes from there is little that can be done to manage its spread in three Otago lakes, a regional...
Plans to build a 22km sewage pipeline connecting the Cardrona Valley to Wanaka's treatment plant have been halted after doubts about the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of the project were raised.