After five days, firefighters can find no hot spots at the fire site on the side of Mt Alpha, near Wanaka, but warn that does not mean it is out.
The Wanaka Yacht Club is booming like never before.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has erected signs at Bremner Bay warning beachgoers of sinkholes on the shoreline.
All public walking tracks near the site of the fire have been reopened to the public as firefighters make progress on putting out the fire on Mt Alpha, near Wanaka.
For the past 18 months, the Upper Clutha community has benefited from the selflessness of Bex Sarginson and her team of volunteers at Food For Love.
Friends and colleagues of Hawea Flat man Dave Jongsma yesterday remembered a ''big, friendly happy person'' who will be greatly missed around Wanaka.
An estimated 5000 people attended the Wanaka Rodeo on a sweltering day - a turnout national spokesman Michael Laws described as "fantastic".
No-one knows more about Luggate than Rod and Cec Anderson.
Ten thousand festival-goers danced their way into 2018 at the Rhythm & Alps music festival in Cardrona.
Yesterday's Hawea Picnic Races are an annual event many circle in their calendars, not least 83-year-old Billy Jelley, who has been attending the race meeting since the early 1950s.
The Lake Hawea Hotel is gearing up for a huge week of music over the New Year period.
Some Wanaka holiday homeowners are not impressed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed visitor accommodation rule variations and say they will never let their home for long-term rent.
Lifejackets, preparation, and knowing the rules are the three key issues Otago harbourmasters are emphasising to boat users ahead of another busy holiday season out on the water.
Craig and Nicky Marshall have come agonisingly close to completing the first leg of their journey to the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow in their 1928 Packard Roadster.
The Upper Clutha Water Group will begin its formal work programme in March, after receiving $385,000 from the Government's Freshwater Improvement Fund.
Wanaka adventurer Mark Sedon has reached the summit of The Spectre, a prominent 2000m rock spire in the Gothic Mountains in the Antarctic.
The Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce has new leadership, following the election of Bridget Legnavsky as chairwoman and Mike Toepfer as deputy chairman at its board meeting last week.
Arguments about how good vegetation management could outweigh any adverse effects in a proposed subdivision near Luggate dominated an Environment Court hearing in Wanaka last week.
A campaign to repatriate five historic airliners and display them at the National Transport and Toy Museum in Wanaka is close to securing its first target.
An overloaded helicopter and poor pilot culture have been found to be the causes of the fatal 2014 helicopter crash on Mt Alta, near Wanaka.