There is no place quite like home, but one Otago family knows no other New Zealand home will be quite like their house when it is finished, Kerrie Waterworth reports.
Central Otago was buffeted by severe southwesterly winds yesterday, closing skifields, fanning fires, knocking down trees and powerlines and freeing a houseboat from its moorings on Lake Wanaka.
A report that says there would have to be a flight every 10 minutes to cover the costs of the proposed Wanaka airport expansion, is ''fundamentally wrong'', Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says.
A passenger jet landing and taking off every 10 minutes. That is a conclusion in a report into the underlying finances of the proposed expansion of Wanaka Airport.
Reaction to the announcement by the Queenstown Lakes District council that it will not be implementing overnight camping hubs for this summer has been mixed, with some saying it will see a return...
Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced its plans to promote responsible and sustainable camping across the district this summer but it will not include overnight camping hubs.
Athletes competing in the Merino Muster races at the Snow Farm on Saturday were treated to a Maori welcome for the first time in its 25-year history.
A Hawea resident whose house will be closest to a new Spark 16m-high tower says taking the telecommunication corporate giant to the environment court will finally give him the chance to discuss...
Complaints of missing gloves, stolen food and shredded windscreen wipers at Treble Cone skifield could soon be a thing of the past when a new kea playground is installed.
The Wanaka volunteer Fenz crash rescue team will compete at the Otago-Southland Road Rescue Challenge in Mossburn before flying to France to compete in the World Rescue Challenge.
Cycle lanes in Anderson and Aubrey Rds in Wanaka are another step closer to being set in concrete, with QLDC calling for community feedback on its proposed cycle network.
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.
Visitors and locals no longer have to join the growing numbers climbing Roys Peak to enjoy the view from the summit.
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.