Tuesday 16th July, 2019

A famous Australian hairdresser has paid a visit to Queenstown, to give a masterclass at the new 'Iron and Ivy Hair and Beauty salon.'

Jules Tognini is an award-winning 'hairdresser and educator,' as well as being an 'international ambassador for some of the biggest brands in the industry.'


Monday 15th July, 2019

After three years, 34 countries, and the occasional tow through the Australian outback, the journey is almost over for an E-car exponent.

The Dutch traveller arrived in Queenstown over the weekend, in his electric car, which he's driven from the Netherlands to New Zealand.


Thursday 11th July, 2019

A new football academy teaching children to play like a pro as well as providing opportunities to play in overseas tournaments has kicked off in Queenstown and Arrowtown.

Since its launch in May, the Whitmarsh Academy has already more than 170 children taking part in its after-school programmes.


Friday 05th July, 2019

Some environmentally-conscious Queenstown residents are exploring ways to give their unwanted recycling bins a second life.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has introduced three new bins to their kerb-side recycling system this week, making the old ones redundant.


Thursday 04th July, 2019

Three mates are on a mission to get bums on seats in Queenstown pubs and eating spot, during quiet times.

Bar Hero is a new booking service in the resort, giving patrons bargain deals on food and drinks.


Wednesday 03rd July, 2019

Lake Hayes finally has a water monitoring buoy, five years after the lake's protectors first asked for one.

Otago Regional Council and Otago University scientists helped launch the $70,000, solar-powered buoy on Tuesday.


Monday 24th June, 2019

The pressure was high as southern building apprentices took part in the regional Apprentice of the Year competition in Queenstown over the weekend.

The annual event aims to find the best young apprentices across the country, with the national finals set for later this year.


Monday 24th June, 2019

Thousands of people celebrated the Queenstown Winter Festival over the weekend.

Now in its 45th year, the event is an important showcase for the region, bringing in millions of dollars over four days.


Friday 21st June, 2019

Fine weather made for a perfect start to Queenstown's winter festival last night.

Large crowds turned up to take part in the the opening celebrations, which included a torchlight procession as well as cultural demonstrations at Queenstown Bay.


Wednesday 19th June, 2019

The eerie silence of a pretend crash site was broken by victim screams and emergency response sirens arriving on scene in Queenstown Tuesday.

While the scenario was fictional, the realistic and gruesome crash simulation showed school pupils the real consequences of poor driving.