Monday 23rd April, 2018

There are some people in Queenstown who work hard for their local communities but don't get much recognition for it.

The Rotary Club of Queenstown is honouring three individuals for their achievements with their Unsung Hero award. One recipient is long-serving harbourmaster Marty Black.

meena.amso@southtoday.co.nz


Friday 20th April, 2018

She has already been in the job for two weeks, but new Happiness House manager Robyn Francis is overwhelmed to see the generosity and potential in Queenstown's community support centre.

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Thursday 19th April, 2018

15-year-old Mt Aspiring student Luca Georgalli isn’t your typical teen.

He spends a lot of his time in the garage at home in Wanaka growing plants and creating kokedamas. His indoor plants business, which he’s been running for five years, is about to go up another level.


Wednesday 18th April, 2018

A Queenstown-based helicopter pilot is slamming visiting US Air Force F-16 pilots as irresponsible and foolish.

This comes after they were seen flying low, close to a helicopter and three parachutists near Franz Josef Glacier three weeks ago.

The Fighting Falcon jets were not in radio contact at the time, sparking anger and safety concerns from some West Coast tourist helicopter operators.


Tuesday 17th April, 2018

It’s not every day a group of Kiwi blokes take up belly dancing for a stage performance.

Reporter Meena Amso went to find out more about a group of Queenstown guys preparing for the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival.

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Monday 16th April, 2018

A Queenstown Lakes District Council owned car pound is being nearly doubled in size, and is located only a kilometre away from the town centre.

Its a move described as illogical by an established tourism owner, who questions the pound’s location near to an overflowing shopping area.

meena.amso@southtoday.co.nz


Friday 13th April, 2018

About 30 people made it to Uber's public information session at the Heritage hotel in Queenstown last night.

The American-owned ride-share company is looking to launch in the resort in May.

meena.amso@southtoday.co.nz


Friday 13th April, 2018

Re-introducing owner-operated boutique stores in downtown Queenstown might be an unrealistic goal, according to a real estate valuer.

Heather Beard of Colliers International says with pedestrian numbers and demand for premises at an all-time high, its unfair to ask landlords to charge less rent to give the town a more nuanced retail mix.


Friday 13th April, 2018

The problem of weed in Central Otago's Lake Dunstan has lead to some Cromwell residents going public with their concerns.

Currently 70 hectares of the lake are receiving weed control, but some would like this extended to the full 500 hectares that the weed has already colonised.


Wednesday 11th April, 2018

Public Heath South has now confirmed two new cases of measles, one in Nelson, and one in Christchurch.

The Canterbury DHB says the new cases are related to the three at Queenstown airport.