To outsiders, Wanaka seems to be a paradise but it has the same issues as every other town in New Zealand, youth worker Richard Elvey says.
A computing error caused the Queenstown Lakes District Council to undercharge about 200 accounts for work on building and resource consents last month.
One Tarras farmer says he will have to walk away from the farm his family has owned for more than 100 years unless the proposed flow rate limit for the Lindis River catchment was not changed.
Work is set to finish on a new special needs facility at Mount Aspiring College by the end of the month to accommodate the growing number of special needs pupils at the school.
Despite changes made to a plan change proposal being positive, the change should still be rejected, council staff told a hearing panel in Wanaka yesterday.
Two Queenstown housing developments will not be fast-tracked, after councillors voted against submitting them as special housing areas.
A Wanaka design-tech start-up which has designed a chair using flax fibre has won an international design award.
Once it's gone, it's gone forever. That was the message given to a panel deciding if a subdivision in Wanaka will be expanded.
The craft beer industry has had huge growth in the past two years and more than 100 now operate in New Zealand.
Competetive skydiver Jason Kum is more nervous before competitions than he is jumping out of the plane 5000m above the ground.
Low wages and a high cost of living are being blamed for the lack of interest in care jobs at a new Wanaka care centre.
Dunedin's space programme is ready to launch its first mission to the edge of space, with the final testing of equipment due this weekend.
A visit to a Burger King drive-through has left a Dunedin woman with a bad taste after a burger she ordered had the tell-tale signs of having been sampled by someone else.
Healthy food may soon be found next to the chocolate bars and soft drinks in council buildings, as the Dunedin City Council looks at trialling healthier food options.
People are begging for money on Dunedin streets and social services are helping more people with nowhere to sleep, as the city's most vulnerable struggle on the margins.
As Dunedin city councillors consider spending for the coming year, community board leaders hope small projects in their areas are not overlooked.
Unaffordable rental property in Dunedin is driving lower-income families into social housing, with one property manager saying the situation could get worse if rental properties are required to lift their standards.
The Iona Church clock face is about to receive some much-needed care and attention after more than 100 years of neglect.