A meth-addled shearer had to be restrained by police and road workers after crashing a stolen vehicle near the Lindis Pass.
Promoting Queenstown’s ski season to those in the North Island should be an early priority for Tourism New Zealand, the resort’s mayor says.
A Covid-19 patient has been confirmed as being in critical condition in Dunedin Hospital, after eight new southern cases were announced today.
Queenstown could face a migrant worker "humanitarian crisis" when the Covid-19 lockdown ends, Mayor Jim Boult says.
Two women are among three people arrested after raids in Queenstown and Christchurch today turned up guns, drugs and more than $30,000 in cash.
Two taskforces will be created to help guide the rebuild of the Queenstown Lakes District’s shattered economy after the Covid-19 lockdown ends.
It is nothing but "pure selfishness" to cycle jumps, rocks and drops during lockdown, the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club says.
A Queenstown farmer has bought a scenic rural property near Glenorchy, famous as a setting for TV commercials and films like The Lord of the Rings, for an undisclosed price.
The weekend before the country went into lockdown, a group of mates in Queenstown got together at a friend's house for some quiet drinks.
They normally stand ready to knock the socks off of any thrill-seeker on Shotover River, but KJet Queenstown crews are now only on stand-by for rescues.
Tougher measures may be needed to deal with those breaching lockdown rules, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says, after people were caught jumping off Albert Town Bridge yesterday.
A large group of people were spotted jumping off Albert Town Bridge today, despite the Level 4 lockdown being in place, and have garnered the disapproval of the local council.
A healthcare worker dressed in full personal protection gear stands outside a new Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) at the Queenstown Memorial Centre.
An anonymous Glenorchy resident has made it clear visitors are not welcome in their town for the foreseeable future.
Tourism, and the flow-on demand for construction, will no longer be "the only game in town" underpinning the Queenstown Lakes district economy after the Covid-19 pandemic, Mayor Jim Boult says.
There have been no new cases of Covid-19 confirmed at Queenstown Lakes District Hospital after two nurses tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.