Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says the Government remains committed to the transtasman bubble, despite telling representatives from chambers of commerce it was ‘‘pretty clear’’ Australian visitors won't travel here until the Government’s ‘‘reconnecting strategy kicks in’’.
After lengthy discussions, intervention from a lawyer and thousands of dollars, a controversial Arrowtown boardwalk has been deemed unconsented and must be dismantled.
Higher-than-predicted growth in Queenstown Lakes property values means the average rates increase will be lower than expected.
Two youths snatched a $90 order of KFC at the drive-through window of an outlet in central Queenstown last night before running off.
The stress of riding the emotional rollercoaster of Covid-19 is being compounded by uncertainty about New Zealand’s recovery plan, Queenstown tourism operators say.
Some Otago bus drivers are finally receiving the living wage and have received a year’s back-pay, while others are still waiting.
A stand-up paddle boarder who made a double crossing of Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown yesterday has been charged with breaching Covid-19 rules.
With the economic situation in Queenstown unlikely to improve any time soon, the mayor is calling on the Government to support businesses in the region struggling with the impact of the lockdown.
All they really want to do is break free, spread their wings, be able to easy come and easy go, ride their bicycle wherever they like, or play a game with friends - actually, they want it all.
A new Queenstown service hub is within reach, following a $350,000 grant from the Central Lakes Trust.
Vaccination numbers in Queenstown Lakes have skyrocketed since the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown was announced on August 17.
Police are reminding people to abstain from any exercise activity during Alert Level 4 which could result in the need for emergency services following a mountain biker's rescue in Queenstown yesterday.
One of the biggest festivals on Queenstown's calendar has been cancelled as a result of yesterday's lockdown announcement.
A mountain biker has been flown to Dunedin Hospital with a suspected head injury after an accident in Queenstown this afternoon.
A Queenstown hotelier is "really pessimistic" over the resort’s tourism prospects for the next three or four months.
Otago's skifields are waiting for a decision on whether the South Island drops down an alert level today.