Monday 29th May, 2017

Queenstown’s Wakatipu Youth Trust is under pressure to keep up with increasing demand for its services, but that's only part of the problem.

The trust is also facing funding issues, a shortage of full-time staff, and a lack of volunteers - especially men.


Monday 29th May, 2017

Social media was a-wash with images of the Aurora Australis last night as many people in the south pointed phones and cameras at the heavens.

However star gazing was not always as easy to do, in the 18th century it was the domain of astronomers and nautical navigators.


Friday 26th May, 2017

The lack of affordable housing in Queenstown is taking its toll on the resort's young people.

Social service organisations are concerned children and young adults are at risk of anxiety and depression as their parents battle to pay the rent or the mortgage.


Thursday 25th May, 2017

The 150-year-old Queenstown gardens will be turned into a light and sculpture wonderland next week as the LUMA Light Festival takes shape in the resort town.

The four-day lighting extravaganza will have a colourful line-up of luminous art and sculptures.


Thursday 25th May, 2017

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett admitted in Queenstown on Wednesday the Government is playing ''catch-up'' over infrastructure to cope with the tourist influx.

And after a meeting with Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult on Wednesday afternoon, Bennett told the media she is expecting another million tourists by 2022.


Wednesday 24th May, 2017

The New Zealand Transport Agency plans to create a safe passageway for drivers in an effort to make a dangerous intersection near Queenstown safer.


Tuesday 23rd May, 2017

Tipping - sometimes we do it, most times we don't.

But now Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has gone on record as saying we should.

Should tipping be made mandatory? The South Today took that question out onto the streets of Queenstown.


Monday 22nd May, 2017

Paul Dee was killed on 28 April 2017 in an ATV side by side buggy roll-over, a stone’s throw from his Waihao Downs home, near Waimate.


Monday 22nd May, 2017

The annual St Joseph’s Primary School book fair in Queenstown at the weekend raised just over $23,000 for the school.

Principal Trisch Inder said the fair's success was helped along by a strong dose of sunshine during an otherwise chilly weekend.


Monday 22nd May, 2017

The Chinese crew filming the television fantasy series Legend of Zu has finished its shoot after three weeks in the Lakes region.