Friday 24th February, 2017

American professional golfer Heath Slocum leads a quartet of world-class players confirmed for next month’s New Zealand Open in Queenstown.

Slocum has seven professional wins to his name, including four on the PGA Tour.

The 93rd New Zealand Open is a NZ$1 million tier one event on the PGA Tour of Australasia, and is run in partnership with the Japan Golf Tour and Asian Tour.


Friday 24th February, 2017

There will no doubt be plenty of blood, sweat and tears over the next week for three hundred athletes in the GodZone Adventure Race.
The race starts at seven o'clock Saturday morning on the main beach in Queenstown Bay.

Today, the athletes are making their last minute preparations.


Thursday 23rd February, 2017

Tonnes of bait laced with 1080 poison have finally been spread over the Makarora, Wilkin and Young Valleys in the Mt Aspiring National Park.

The poisoning is part of the Department of Conservation's national ``battle for our birds'' campaign.


Thursday 23rd February, 2017

Central and local government organisations are working together on a scheme to improve public transport in the Queenstown area.

The improvements will reduce bus fares, and create better bus routes and timetables.


Thursday 23rd February, 2017

The largest adventure race in the world is to begin in Queenstown.

Chapter 6 of GODZone is due to begin in downtown Queenstown this weekend. Organisers say the seven-day expedition race is to commence at Queenstown Bay, in front of the new Eichardt’s building.

It is the first time the adventure-racing event has been held in the Queenstown region. More than 280 competitors have converged on the resort ready to put their best foot forward at the start line at 7am this Saturday.


Thursday 23rd February, 2017

Alexandra, Tarras and Ranfurly could have electric vehicle charging stations within a matter of weeks.

The Central Otago District Council agreed to provide sites in the three towns to network charging operator Charge Net. Company representative Nick Smith told the South Today it took about two weeks to set up a charging station once the paper work was done. The company is also looking for sites for charging stations at Frankton and Wanaka.


Thursday 23rd February, 2017

The Kingston Flyer steam train is in the process of being sold.

Owner David Bryce has confirmed to the South Today the flyer is ``under contract''.

The former tourist attraction has been in storage at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu since being taken out of service about four years ago.


Wednesday 22nd February, 2017

The man who crashed his $20 million McLaren F1 supercar into a Queenstown ditch has been given diversion.

Businessman Barry Leigh Fitzgerald, of Melbourne, Australia, was charged with operating a vehicle carelessly on the Glenorchy-Queenstown Road on December 3rd last year.


Wednesday 22nd February, 2017

Queenstown's Skyline Company is spreading its reach overseas, including South Korea.


Tuesday 21st February, 2017

A video of a car being driven erratically across the Crown Range between Wanaka and Queenstown has gone viral.

The footage shows the blue car, allegedly driven by a tourist, crossing the centre line and nearly crashing into on-coming cars.

Damon Forde of Arrowtown posted the video on Facebook and it has been liked 1200 times and shared more than 1700 times.