A man described as ''a wonderful asset'' to East Otago High School, in Palmerston, is about to retire.
They are calling it a David-and-Goliath battle, but Gigatown Wanaka campaigners are not crying foul in their contest against much bigger opponents.
NZ Transport Agency on Friday called for expressions of interest to build a new bridge over the Kawarau River.
Queenstown Airport is urging airlines to put on extra planes from Auckland and Christchurch to soak up an expected summer surge of tourists from Asia.
Trumpeter Edwina Thorne blasts out I Fall in Love too Easily on Sunday during Queenstown JazzFest 2014.
Gardeners will be able to brighten up their properties with free flowers available to the public in Alexandra today.
A small surplus has been reported by community-owned company Waitaki District Health Services Ltd, which runs Oamaru Hospital and provides health services for the Waitaki district.
Second-tier 18-hole golf courses in Queenstown have been rebranded by tourism bosses.
Medals, old photographs, dog tags and letters from loved ones are among the numerous historical artefacts with local significance in a new exhibition.
A lamb dressed as a pumpkin and a dog dressed as a hula-dancer were among the stars on show at the Wanakafest pet parade on Saturday.
From the traditional to the highly technical, bows and arrows of all makes and models were put through their paces at the annual South Island Bowhunters Championships in Lake Hawea at the weekend.
Two Alexandra volunteer fire fighters were ''humbled'' as they were awarded 25-year-service gold stars on Saturday night.
A cup of cocoa every morning is one of the best memories Christina Prain has of her eight years at Hampden School from 1930.
First there was the fire extinguisher under her legs, then the fireproof suit, figure-hugging seat, full racing harness safety belt and a crash helmet - but still that did not put Norma Crooks off getting into Oamaru rally driver Pete Fridd's car.
Can you bike 4.1km in 4 minutes, 42 seconds?
The Wanaka community is engaged with the gigatown competition and ready to go when the town wins the contest, Gigatown Wanaka member Arna Craig says.
Three hunters whose vehicle got stuck in snow in the Lammerlaw Range yesterday were airlifted to safety overnight.
Budding young market gardeners and bakers are invited to have stalls at the Cromwell Farmers Market next month.
Brian Cowie's face lights up when he recalls the moment his taste buds woke up.
Changes are already being made at Waitaki Boys' High School under commissioner Nicola Hornsey, appointed by the Ministry of Education two weeks ago to sort out issues at the school.