Queenstown Lakes District Council has issued further water restrictions today for Lake Hayes Estate, Shotover Country and Arthur’s Point.
These areas, as well as Arrowtown, are experiencing hot dry weather and a high demand on water usage which is placing a lot of pressure on its reservoirs.
A Queenstown resident has launched a petition calling for a ban on freedom campers in public reserves.
Justine Farquharson of Lake Hayes Estate told the south today she hopes to put pressure on local government to solve the problem.
She says freedom campers are ruining public reserves and pushing lake users away due to litter and overcrowding.
The intersection where a three-car collision happened near Queenstown yesterday is now under review by the New Zealand Transport Agency.
A major three car crash in Queenstown earlier today left one person seriously injured.
The crash took place at the intersection of State Highway 6 and MacDonel Road, 10 minutes outside Queenstown, involving a 10-tonne tow truck and two vehicles.
The police national dive squad were out on Lake Wakatipu today searching for the body of missing Californian skydiver Tyler Nii.
The squad set up specialised sonar equipment and were operating off a barge at the Jack’s Point area of Lake Wakatipu, about a kilometre off shore...
One of the strongest symbols of the Commonwealth Games is on a six-day tour of New Zealand.
The Baton which carries a message from the Queen is doing a tour of the country 100 days out from the games...
A Wanaka film maker has won best film at a new festival of flying films due to screen in Queenstown for the first time on Sunday.
The Freedom of Flight Film Festival features 16 short films and one feature-length film, of New Zealand and international hand gliding, speed-flying and paragliding.