With Covid-19 generating increased unemployment rates in the Wakatipu Basin, social services in the region have never been busier.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has assembled a steering group of illustrious residents who will work together to establish two task force groups aimed at guiding the region’s Covid-19 recovery.
A severe increase in the number of people claiming benefits is only the tip of the iceberg, community leaders say.
Snow has been falling on the hills around the Queenstown Lakes District overnight and this morning.
A man whose wife needs to travel from Queenstown to Wellington for medical treatment has said Air New Zealand is being disingenuous.
A global pandemic was never going to stop an Invercargill boys’ choir from collectively singing their lungs out.
A Wakatipu charity has been cooking up a storm during the national Covid-19 lockdown.
Many migrant workers employed in essential services have had visa conditions relaxed.
The new chairman of a regional film industry group is espousing a positive vision for Otago and Southland’s economic recovery from Covid-19. Hugh Collins catches up with Brad Hurndell.
With Covid-19 bringing an indefinite end to flights in and out of Queenstown, one travel agent wants to get people a small step closer to their front door. A bus service from the resort to Christchurch is also being offered if there's demand.
Cafes, bars and restaurants are reeling, scrambling to pay overheads that are still coming in with no revenue now and significantly reduced revenue for an unknown length of time to come. Queenstown reporter Hugh Collins and business reporter Jacob McSweeny talk to operators.
An anonymous Glenorchy resident has made it clear visitors are not welcome in their town for the foreseeable future.
Pupils at Wakatipu High School will struggle to find an excuse for late homework during the Covid-19 lockdown.
It is looking likely a stranded British tourist will miss his father’s funeral due to international travel disruption.
An international conference linked to four Covid-19 cases and held in Queenstown last week happened before the enormity of the crisis was apparent, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says.
For the first time in its 36-year history, the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival has been forced to cancel.
The day after approving a climate change action plan, the Queenstown Lakes District Council began measuring its own carbon emissions.
The phrase "no rest for the wicked" could certainly be applied to Wanaka athlete Dougal Allan.
Queenstown’s premier pro wrestling event’s back.
An illicitly-operating ‘green fairy’ is distributing medicinal marijuana to about 150 people in Queenstown.