Tuesday 21st May, 2019

A performance by a world-class string quartet has heralded the launch of a new Queenstown charitable trust which aims to nurture young musicians.

The Turn Up The Music trust was officially launched in the resort on Saturday night.


Thursday 16th May, 2019

After three months of bonding with their puppets, it's time for the cast of Avenue Q to take to the stage.

Showbiz Queenstown's season of the award-winning R16 musical is set to open tonight at the Queenstown Memorial Centre.


Thursday 16th May, 2019

Two hundred young Queenstown gymnasts could be without a floor to practise on in a matter of a months.

Queenstown Gymnastics Club has until July to find a new venue, or it will be forced to close its doors after more than 20 years of coaching and competitions.


Wednesday 15th May, 2019

Setting up an ocean conservation group in the middle of the mountains might seem odd at first, but Queenstown man Rob Dickinson has set up a chapter of the global group Sea Shepherd in his home town.

He spoke to ODT Queenstown reporter Miranda Cook from off the coast of West Africa.


Wednesday 15th May, 2019

Explorers have been mapping Queenstown's mountain ranges and forests for centuries, yet landscapes hidden in the dark depths of the mighty Lake Wakatipu remain something of a mystery.

A marine biologist nicknamed Pirate Pete and a German-born geologist are hunting for natural, underwater treasures, plunging valleys and steep mountain ranges.


Monday 13th May, 2019

Two Queenstown youngsters have kicked their competitors to the curb to win podium places at the New Zealand Open Karate Championships.

Mackenzi Jackson and Gemma Thomas say their success is a fitting tribute following the death of their much-loved sensei last year.


Tuesday 07th May, 2019

Frankton's new 'slip road' has been officially opened.

The $6.4 million project - which started last September - joins an existing underpass at the Shotover Bridge, with a single-lane connection to 'the Frankton-bound lane of State Highway 6.'


Tuesday 30th April, 2019

Direct jet flights between Wanaka Airport and other New Zealand centres could be a reality by 2025.

The Queenstown Airport Corporation released a suggestion on Monday, for a dual Queenstown-Wanaka Airport arrangement.

However, an urban designer is saying it would be better to scrap both airports and build a new one on cheaper land elsewhere in Central Otago.


Monday 29th April, 2019

A Queenstown rocker is hoping to hit the 'right note' in an 'international drumming competition.'

Thirty-four year-old, Patrick Brooks, is one of just a handful of Kiwis entered in 'The Shure Drum Contest' - a search to find the 'world's best hidden drumming talent.'


Monday 29th April, 2019

Queenstown's new rescue helicopter - one of the most technically-advanced in the country - is impressive, even for those with limited aeronautical knowledge.

But it's the skill, grit and gusto of the pilots, and paramedics, that are key to saving those lost, injured, and at risk in the dangerous alpine environment.