Kerrie Waterworth spoke to Lake Wanaka Tourism general manager James Helmore about developing a destination master plan for Wanaka in challenging times.
Organisers of an information drop-in session about the Queenstown Lakes District Council's draft climate strategy say it does not go far enough and needs to be strengthened.
Despite a nationwide call to boycott a national review of alcohol advertising, the Wanaka Alcohol Group has argued the town's youth were more exposed to alcohol than other towns.
"How will Wanaka's new primary school open plan learning places work?"
Visitors and locals no longer have to join the growing numbers climbing Roys Peak to enjoy the view from the summit.
Power is out north of Lake Hawea after high winds brought branches down on lines this morning.
University of Otago research has found the late snowfall this winter is unlikely to be the trend for the southern lakes skifields in the next few years.
A Lake Hawea developer has taken the unusual step of seeking community support before lodging a resource consent application for a new commercial development in the town centre.
Cardrona Alpine Resort has taken the karearea, or New Zealand falcon, under its wing by funding research into the bird's alpine environment.
The Haast Pass reopened to traffic yesterday, but with a warning motorists could experience delays of up to 30 minutes during daylight hours.
The Haast Pass, connecting Otago to Westland, is expected to reopen at midday after a significant rockfall which closed the road earlier this week at Clarke Bluff.
New Zealand’s first and only cross-country skifield attracts Olympic cross-country ski teams from around the world but many New Zealanders do not even know it exists.
New speed limits will be introduced on Upper Clutha roads from October following a decision by Queenstown Lakes District councillors to adopt a speed limits bylaw at a council meeting in Wanaka...
Visitors to the Blue Pools near Makarora will be relieved when construction of a toilet block and new parking area is finished in November.
"We are overlooked but our plans are to have an impact."
A war of words is continuing between Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult and the Wanaka Stakeholders Group, the group's chairman claiming a letter from the Mayor was "full of bluster".
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking feedback from Wanaka residents on a concept plan for stage 3 of the Wanaka lakefront development plan.
Once a fortnight, a Wanaka church is one of the most popular venues in town for seasonal skifield workers.
A Hawea resident whose house is directly opposite a proposed Spark telecommunications tower has asked if the chief executive of Spark would live within 50m one of his cellphone towers.
Spark has acknowledged the Hawea tower won't be built in time to stream Rugby World Cup matches.