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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.