Friday, February 24, 2017

There will no doubt be plenty of blood, sweat and tears over the next week for three hundred athletes in the GodZone Adventure Race.
The race starts at seven o'clock Saturday morning on the main beach in Queenstown Bay.

Today, the athletes are making their last minute preparations.


Friday, February 17, 2017

The Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Australia met for talks in Queenstown today. While the announcement yesterday Dunedin would be losing 362 Cadbury chocolate making jobs to Australia was not a subject raised by the media during the formal press conference, afterwards New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English told the South Today he commiserated with the workers.


Friday, February 17, 2017

The Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Australia have just begun talks in Queenstown.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Queenstown is hosting more than 500 scientists from all around the world, for the biggest Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology conference in the Southern Hemisphere.

The 'AMN8' conference focuses on the latest research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Colour Burst fun run in Queenstown got off to a wet start, but that did not stop masses of people turning up, ready for action.

The second Colour Burst run in Queenstown is inspired by the Indian Holi festival of colour. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring, end of winter and highlights the victory of good over evil.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Lake Hayes A&P show is bringing the town a little closer to the country and giving the Wakatipu community a taste of rural life, for the 102nd time.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Queenstown Lakes District Council says the Glenorchy Road has been reopened to traffic.

The road was opened just after three o’clock this afternoon but was later closed around 4.30pm due to a flare up in the fire as five helicopter crews were fighting the blaze.

Power to Glenorchy however is still out.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Queenstown Lakes District Council says the Glenorchy Road has been reopened to traffic.

The road was opened just after three o’clock this afternoon but was later closed around 4.30pm due to a flare up in the fire as five helicopter crews were fighting the blaze.

Power to Glenorchy however is still out.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Queenstown Lakes District Council says the Glenorchy Road has been reopened to traffic.

The road was initially opened just after three o’clock this afternoon but was later closed around 4.30pm due to a flare up in the fire. Four helicopter crews were fighting the blaze.

Power to Glenorchy however is still out.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Haast AgriScience student Elle Perriam will long remember the 55th Glenorchy race meeting.

It is the one where she had a close encounter with a wooden guard rail and a photographer but emerged uninjured.


Friday, January 6, 2017

Albi & The Wolves performing ‘Settle Down’.


Friday, January 6, 2017

This is folk music, but not as you know it.

Pulling inspiration from a wide spectrum of genres, from swing to bluegrass, soul to rock and world music, Albi & The Wolves offer a decadent serving of double bass, guitar, and violin accompanied by Albi’s smooth vocal stylings. These elements come together to create both a potent foot stomping rhythm and a captivating presence.

Our South Today reporter, Meena Amso caught up with the band before their Queenstown gig tonight (Friday) at the Sherwood Motel.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Small boutique stores in Queenstown are struggling to swim against the tide.

A Queenstown small boutique owner says rent is sky high and is pushing away the classic smaller boutique businesses in the area.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Queenstown's first ever polo club is due to launch on Friday.

The club, on a property beneath Coronet Peak, has been set up by Australian Jonathan Gabler and has been conducting training sessions this week.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Police say a small cluster of offending west of the city may be part of a growing trend in the area.

A daytime burglary in Outram was followed by an unusual crime nearby at a Goodall Street address yesterday.

The occupant reported finding a small wooden man on fire in the garden of their Mosgiel property.

Nothing was taken in either incident and a suspect has been put forward by the Goodall Street resident.

Police are keeping an open mind on whether the incidents are related, but say any information from the public is welcome.