"It is time to let my "baby" grow while I try to slow down a little," Kath Cruickshank said of her decision to sell her 5-year-old independent business, Frankton Real Estate, to major real estate chain Ray White on July 1.
A new business partner has been brought on board by Queenstown catering company Flying Trestles to help it expand further in the Wakatipu.
Queenstown woman Shammi Sandhu is so passionate about her Indian culture she has started running boutique tours to show people the real India.
Wakatipu artists asking for advice on materials has prompted two Queenstown artists to form a dedicated mobile service, which starts with a public event on Saturday.
Queenstown's smallest independent pie merchant has come up with an ingenious way for busy Wakatipu workers, residents and visitors to get a taste of Christmas on the run.
A new Queenstown gallery business is riding the wave of renewed popularity of representational art by exhibiting rarely seen paintings from the private collection of a reclusive master.
A Queenstown winery had a busy build-up to Christmas, opening a new wine-tasting store in Arrowtown and its own ''General Store'', which harks back to the gold mining era, with rustic and recycled furniture, - at Gibbston.
Heli Tours director Paul Mitchell says his new alpine tour company is "ahead of schedule" after getting certification on Christmas Eve and operating for less than three weeks.
The new owners of Arrowtown's Postmasters restaurant believe they have found the recipe for success.
Tucking into a Fergburger has become one of the "must-do" activities for visitors to Queenstown, up there with bungy jumps, jet-boat rides and snow sports.
A local organic lamb company is now selling whole carcasses and lamb cuts online to people in the Wakatipu and Central Otago.
While working as a driver on The Waterhorse Jackie Gay was inspired to pick up a camera and forge a career for herself - a dream which has been firmly realised with the opening of her photography studio last week.
Queenstown's first all-women gym is set to open next month and the owner says it will offer privacy and views for women who like to work out.
Twenty new positions have been created with the expansion of Queenstown gourmet burger bar Fergburger into the bakery business.
A new thrill ride at AJ Hackett Bungy in Gibbston proved popular in its first weekend of operation over Easter after three years of development and 12 months of construction.
A Kingston clothing designer has decided the right time to launch her label locally is when her favourite steam train, the Kingston Flyer, returns to service in October.