Thursday 12th September, 2019

Favourite TV and movie theme songs will ring out for this year's Star on Ice fundraiser.

The event will see Queenstown skaters take to the ice rink dressed up and performing to the music of television theme songs.


Wednesday 11th September, 2019

Central Otago's creative felters are gearing up for the biggest event on their craft calendars, in recent times.

More than 90 registrations have been received, for the 15th convergence of felters, affectionately dubbed "Felting Frenzy".


Wednesday 11th September, 2019

A war of words has erupted over the proposed Wanaka airport expansion.

This follows an accountant's analysis saying to be commercially viable, the airport would need a jet flight every ten minutes.

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult says the report is fundamentally wrong.

But the report's author says the airport and council council are either hiding something or do not have all the information.


Wednesday 11th September, 2019

School pupils were busy on Tuesday planting flaxes and grasses at the Matakauri Wetlands near Queenstown.

Coming from nine different Central Otago schools, the pupils visited Queenstown on Tuesday as part of a hui on climate change


Wednesday 11th September, 2019

Some Queenstown residents are angry after two trees in the town centre were felled to make room for bus stops.

Three existing bus stops, on Camp Street, will move to Stanley Street to minimise disruption during upgrades to O'Connells Mall.

On Monday morning two large birch trees on Stanley Street were cut down, to make way for the new bus stop.


Monday 09th September, 2019

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins visited Queenstown last week to announce plans to pump $27 million into Otago and Southland schools.

The intention is to cater for growing school rolls and includes $17 million to build a new primary school near Queenstown.


Tuesday 03rd September, 2019

A coroner has said a Czech tramper who died while hiking the Routeburn track three years ago was likely to have succumbed to hypothermia.

The 27-year old Ondrej Petr died near Lake Mackenzie after he and his partner became disoriented in bad weather.


Monday 02nd September, 2019

On Saturday night, the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra gave its first Queenstown performance in the orchestra's 53-year history.

They played before a full house at the Wakatipu High School auditorium, with about 330 tickets sold.


Friday 30th August, 2019

The rainbows have been rolled out and Queenstown is ready to host the largest gay Pride event in its history.

The 10-day Winter Pride officially begins on Friday and organiser Martin King says the support for the inclusive festival from the Wakatipu community is 'next level'.


Tuesday 27th August, 2019

A house was significantly damaged by fire and at least two people were treated for smoke inhalation in Queenstown on Tuesday morning.