Patronage on Queenstown's $2 bus service has ''probably exceeded expectations'' in its first two months, its operator says.
Queenstown Lakes District Council has asked the Government to delay its proposed Overseas Investment Amendment Bill.
Fire crews yesterday scrambled to the second grass fire at Jacks Point in five days.
Emergency services rushed to Closeburn yesterday afternoon after a member of the public believed she had spotted smoke in the area.
The first stage of the 50km Coronet Loop mountain bike and walking track is expected to open by the end of summer.
The police national dive squad continues to search for the body of missing American tourist Tyler Nii in Lake Wakatipu.
A grass fire by the Jacks Point golf course, near Queenstown, appears to have been brought under control.
Fire crews from Queenstown and Arrowtown are responding to reports of a fire near Bob's Cove.
The medical liaison for the Gibbston Summer Concert says ''no-one was treated for heat stroke'' during Saturday's sold-out event.
Breaking the freedom camping rules in the Queenstown Lakes District resulted in campers being fined $662,800 last year.
Planning has already started for the expansion of the new Wakatipu High School, which will be fully open and operational in just under a fortnight.
Emergency services were called to Kingston Rd in the Queenstown Lakes Disrict yesterday after a car went off the road and a car following it was rear-ended by a motorcycle.
A spark from a power harrow - similar to a rotary hoe - caused a large fire near Jacks Point on Friday night.
While Gibbston Summer Concert organisers hailed Saturday’s event a success, many concert-goers felt there was room for improvement.
A rare wooden Peterborough Canadian canoe made about 1920 was sold to a Queenstown buyer for $6000 in a "very buoyant" Dunedin auction yesterday.
Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette proved popular at the annual Gibbston Summer Concert on Saturday.
The family of a missing US skydiver still want desperately to take him home, but if they can't, they have found some peace in the place where his life came to an end.
Queenstown turned on the weather and the stars turned on the entertainment at the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert today.
Seventeen-thousand tickets have been sold, the stage is set and the forecast is for one of the best summer concerts Wakatipu has seen.
Fire crews, including three helicopters with monsoon buckets, were needed to fight a large grass fire at Jacks Point, near Queenstown, last night.