There was a record turnout at the fourth annual Cardrona Mega Avalanche downhill mountain bike race on Sunday as 96 riders of all ages descended the mountain at breakneck speed.
Another hotspot has reignited on Mt Alpha in Wanaka this afternoon.
A small hot spot remaining from the January 3 Mt Alpha fire reignited about 2.30pm on Saturday, after temperatures rose to more than 25degC.
A small ground fire reignited around 2.30pm this afternoon on Mt Alpha, after another hot dry day in Wanaka.
A unique sailing camp has been held on the waters of Lake Wanaka this week, attracting high-profile coaches and children from around the country and abroad.
Tears flowed and memories were shared as hundreds gathered in Wanaka to farewell local chiropractor Dave Jongsma, who died in a paragliding accident last week.
Aspiring Medical Centre physician Dr Simon Brebner is known in Wanaka for his bright shirts, funny quips and relaxed attitude towards his work. So what makes him tick? Sean Nugent found out.
Residents of Heaton Park want their water supply fixed after firefighters were unable to use the subdivision's hydrants during last week's Mt Alpha fire, leaving their homes at risk.
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.