Otago residents found chilling and confronting ways of facing the challenge of midwinter cold at the weekend.
A fundraising variety concert is expected to raise about $30,000 for the campaign to revitalise the Regent Theatre.
More than 120 guests joined retailers and designers in raising funds for the Queenstown Lakes Family Centre at a fashion show last Thursday evening. Together they came up with thousands of dollars to support the centre's counselling programme.
A "town in a tent" is how Queenstown real estate agent and Rotary Queenstown president Chris Campbell describes Tuesday's Melbourne Cup event - this year being held at Jack Reid Park in Arrowtown.
Children of all ages enjoyed the sunshine at Earnslaw Park during the Queenstown Cat Rescue Fundraiser yesterday afternoon.
The Queenstown and Southern Lakes Highland Pipe Band, seen marching on Marine Pde last Thursday, raised $2588 for Christchurch earthquake relief, from busking sessions in Queenstown and Arrowtown last week.
Three Queenstown radio staffers put their hair on the line on Friday for the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation Shave for a Cure fundraiser.
There will be no love lost at Coronet Peak tomorrow as firefighters go up against each other in teams of four, competing in the 2011 Firefighter Chill Factor Challenge.
The Hills Cure Kids Open raised more than $90,000 by the close of play on Saturday and competitors are already keen for a third tournament next year.
The 2011 Shotover Jet Christmas Spectacular raised $10,730 for Youth Booth, and Shotover Jet general manager Clark Scott (front) arrived on Wednesday to hand over the proceeds to youth workers (from left) Jacqui Moir, Fi Sawers, Nathan Baxter and Laura Cross.
Close to $10,000 was raised on Wednesday night at the inaugural Harcourts Charity Gala Quiz and Auction for the Queenstown Lakes Family Centre.
Jakeb Morten (left), Will Hall and Roo Morten, all of Lawrence, enjoy Saturday night's Bavarian festivities at Simpson Park.
They were huge once, variety concerts. The Commonwealth stopped whenever the Queen called for one. But the variety concert is a rarer treat these days, so with that in mind, we asked MC Doug Kamo for a few pointers to enjoying tonight's Star Regent Variety Concert.
Dunedin's Golden Centre will host an event this Friday to raise money for the Christchurch earthquake appeal.
Two Arrowtown rugby players - dressed in netball uniforms - emerged victorious on Saturday afternoon, taking just under three hours to complete the Battle of the Basin 2010.
A Christmas-themed fundraising event by a Wanaka restaurant has raised more than $3000, which will go to the families of the Pike River miners.
Of the many reasons to get undressed, charity is probably the most noble - which is why a group of Queenstown riverboard and canyon guides decided to "get naked for Christchurch".
Four teams of four firefighters turned out for the inaugural Firefighter Chill Factor Challenge at Coronet Peak on Friday, which saw ski and snowboard-clad quartets competing to finish as many sponsored runs as possible in two hours.