The key to winning a ploughing competition was ploughing even, straight and uniform furrows.
Opponents to a housing plan adjacent to the Cromwell Highland Motorsports Park believe the "McDonald's" type of housing was not needed.
The hearing into a controversial plan change that would allow a 900-lot residential development in Cromwell had to be adjourned when it was claimed "a potentially significant document" had been introduced as new evidence.
Commissioners hearing evidence to allow a housing development on the outskirts of Cromwell were told the town will run out of capacity to grow within 14 years under the current district plan.
Waterskiing for hours on Lake Wanaka in winter might sound tough but it has its compensations - there are fewer tourists and boat users around.
Winton Group's chief executive has likened his proposed River Terrace development on the outskirts of Cromwell to a McDonald's restaurant moving next door to a ''Mum and Pop''-run hamburger shop in a NZ country town.
Commissioners hearing the application for a controversial plan change to allow a residential development on the outskirts of Cromwell were asked to consider whether there was a downside.
Drive to the conditions rather than reduce the speed limit was one of the recommendations made at a Queenstown Lakes District Council hearing into a proposal to change the speed limits across the district.
Wanaka Primary School has adopted a ''future focused'' approach in attracting new teachers.
Coffee drinkers in Wanaka may find it hard to buy a takeaway coffee in a single-use cup from October when cafes start trialling reusable steel cups.
Poor visibility, including almost white-out conditions, contributed to reduced numbers on the opening day of Cardrona Alpine Resort's winter season on Saturday.
Fire investigators are expected to arrive in Wanaka today to start their investigations into the cause of a fire which gutted a house in Norman Tce, Wanaka, yesterday morning.
It is unknown what caused a fire which gutted a home in Wanaka this morning.
Developers may have to wait 12 months or more before they will know the options for development along Queenstown's Ladies Mile and its surrounding environment.
Queenstown Lakes District council is unlikely to declare a "climate emergency'' before a draft climate change policy and action plan has been presented to councillors next month.
Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has signalled the council will probably not meet the central government deadline of the end of 2025 to implement the freshwater national policy.
Kerrie Waterworth experiences Easter Spanish-style.
Worldwide, more people are travelling than ever before, fuelled by greater global prosperity, cheaper air travel and the rise of the middle class in many emerging markets.
Grandparents on e-bikes through to children on their first bikes are being encouraged to join a mass ride around Wanaka to celebrate biking and walking being made a key pillar of QLDC's 10-year plan.
The Millennium Track between Glendhu Bay and Waterfall Creek has been closed due to a rockfall on Sunday in which a woman narrowly missed being struck by a boulder.