Monday 18th June, 2018

A Queenstown couple have been honoured by police for saving a jumpmaster's life following a tandem skydiving crash in Lake Wakatipu.

The commendation also recognises the help given in the search for the tourist who disappeared as a result of the crash.


Thursday 14th June, 2018

Queenstown's craft beer kudos has been given another boost thanks to the New World Beer and Cider Awards.

Altitude Brewing has been awarded a gold medal for their Hefeweizen beer, aptly named the Persistent High.


Thursday 14th June, 2018

Queenstown skateboard enthusiasts have travelled to Iraq to help build the country's first international-standard skatepark.

The facility is in the Kurdish town of Slemani (also known as Sulaymaniyah) and was built by the Make Life, Skate Life project.


Tuesday 12th June, 2018

Carlson Gracie New Zealand in-house jiu-jitsu tournament in Remarkables Park, Queenstown, on Sunday.

More than 120 members of the Queenstown club, and affiliated Wanaka and Invercargill clubs, competed across nine divisions.


Tuesday 12th June, 2018

A 92 year-old Wanaka woman has been serenaded on her front porch by members of the Queenstown and Southern Lakes Highland Pipe Band.

The band was paying tribute to Shona Johnstone, who not only donated kilts to the band, but also designed the tartan they're made from.


Friday 08th June, 2018

Skiers and snowboarders are enjoying an early start to the season with the Remarkables Ski Area near Queenstown opening two days ahead of schedule.

The early onset of winter saw snow lovers greeted by a fully operational field yesterday, marking the start of the South Island season.


Wednesday 06th June, 2018

The southern regions have felt winter's bite with snow blanketing much of the province.

Inland areas like Queenstown and Wanaka received a healthy dump, while Dunedin's hill suburbs were also hit.


Wednesday 06th June, 2018

A car has burst into flames at a Toyota dealership in Frankton this afternoon.

It thought the fire may have happened because the car had been filled with the wrong fuel.


Tuesday 05th June, 2018

The Queenstown Gardens were lit up over the long weekend as part of the annual LUMA festival.

The festival has enjoyed steady growth since its inception in 2015, when it featured just four light sculptures.


Thursday 31st May, 2018

The New Zealand Transport Agency is urging Southland drivers to take extra precautions after a series of accidents today.

The region has seen the first of its winter frosts this week, and icy roads are already causing havoc.