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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.