A review of the Film Otago Southland Office and Board announced by the Queenstown Lakes District council has been welcomed by one of its regional partners.
Residents of Wanaka and Queenstown are breathing a sigh of relief now that water levels in the towns' lakes have peaked and are beginning to recede.
Heavy and constant overnight rain in Wanaka and the headwaters of rivers has resulted in more water inundating the lakefront.
Wanaka business and building owners in the flood zone are prepared and waiting for rising lake waters to enter the central business district.
Several lakefront Wanaka businesses that had managed to keep operating despite flood risk preparations were forced to close their doors yesterday afternoon when their sewerage connection was cut.
Many Wanaka lakefront shops and businesses are now empty after volunteers spent yesterday evacuating merchandise and machinery, as well as sandbagging exterior walls.
Occupants of a Department of Conservation campsite near Haast are being evacuated due to the threat of falling trees.
Hikers arriving by private transport at Wanaka’s popular Roys Peak track may soon have to pay a hefty fee to leave their vehicles in the car park.
The kea, the world’s only alpine parrot is thriving in some parts of the South Island but disappearing from other areas. What are the prospects for the endangered species?
A pair of French tourists arrived Wanaka's Roys Peak car park at 3am in the hope of ''being alone'' on the hike, but they found 40 others on the summit at sunrise.
A reduced number of skiing and snowboarding ACC accident claims registered in the Queenstown Lakes District this year is being attributed to fewer visitor numbers and extra safety initiatives...
A Wanaka mother whose baby was born with a serious heart condition is joining the call for better health services in the Queenstown Lakes district.
Wanaka's world famous and possibly New Zealand's most photographed tree is marooned by rising waters in Lake Wanaka following six consecutive days of overcast and rainy conditions.
A Wanaka architect who has promoted sustainability in buildings for decades has been given one of the highest New Zealand Institute of Architects awards.
A sculpture commemorating World War 1 conscientious objectors originally proposed and then rejected for Anzac Ave in Dunedin has been installed in the grounds of a Central Otago sculpture project.
Options for the role of the Queenstown Lakes District Council Wanaka manager are still being considered but the appointment "will be progressed quite quickly", the council says.
The fight to kill pests and save many of New Zealand’s most iconic species relies, in many cases, on the use of 1080 poison.