Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sometimes major changes to a normal way of life can inspire greatness.. and the Covid 19 pandemic, and lockdown has prompted the hills to be alive with the sound of music at Careys Bay.

In a bid to help with lockdown cabin fever, opera singer Lois Johnston treated her neighbours to a special performance from her balcony on Sunday.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What is claimed to be New Zealand’s most sustainable guest accommodation, opened in Glenorchy yesterday.

Camp Glenorchy, about 40 minutes drive north-west of Queenstown, offers guest facilities with net zero energy use.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Queenstown Christmas show is about to return with new content.

''The 12 Bells of Christmas'' features new cast members, actors and dancers from the Wakatipu region.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Timaru’s Sam Wreford “cruised to the finish line” to win the 2017 Queenstown’s marathon.
The first woman home was British national Hannah Oldroyd ahead of 2016 winner Mel Aitken.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Team Richie grabbed the win after a hard fought game of touch rugby at the Queenstown Recreation Grounds on Saturday.

Queenstown won the right to host the game in the Tap for your Town competition after recording the highest number of contactless payment transactions per capita from June to August.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

National MP Todd Barclay has today announced he will not stand as the candidate for Clutha-Southland in the 2017 election, and will leave Parliament at the end of this term.

“This has been a hard decision to make, but it is in the best interests of our government and the National Party,” Mr Barclay said. Police are assessing recent information in relation to their investigation of the embattled National MP.

The South Today asked the locals and visitors of Queenstown regarding their views on the matter.

Friday, May 19, 2017
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A one-time ``rock diva'' who went on to complete a masters in vocal performance at the University of Otago is counting down to the release of a new single on Spotify and iTunes today.

Her name is Molly Devine, and South Today reporter Meena Amso caught up with her during the third week of New Zealand music month.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Exclusive images of a new hotel development proposed for Queenstown have been revealed to the South Today.

The Crest has been designed by Arrowtown-based architect Fred Van Brandenburg to be built on land he owns along Frankton Road.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Five Eyes spies are understood to have begun their top secret conference at Arrowtown today.

The spies, including the heads of the United States FBI and CIA flew into Queenstown at the weekend.

Friday, April 7, 2017

A rare 1943 De Havilland ZK-AKY Dominie plane will be spending the weekend in Queenstown.

The ‘Tui’ arrived at Queenstown Airport today and will be on display at a reunion over the weekend celebrating 70 years of airline aviation history.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wakatipu High students will be in the limelight Wednesday night as they bring to life Fame - the musical.

Students will sing, dance and act on stage to tell the story of Fame, the 1980 movie about students applying to enter the New York High School of Performing Arts.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

World Vision CEO Chris Clarke touched down in Queenstown recently to address a small group on poverty in the Pacific, and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Clarke discussed the Syrian crisis affecting children, forcing them to move to Lebanon and Turkey. He also spoke of malnutrition, education and healthcare issues affecting the Pacific.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Justin Bieber went from dancing shirtless with an elderly lady in Arrowtown on Monday night to swinging backwards 200 meters over the famous Shotover River in Queenstown.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The 2017 Gibbston Food and Wine Festival was buzzing on Saturday at Queenstown's 150 year-old gardens with local musician, Miki Brown.
The musician performed at the festival among a selection of others in addition to Queenstown’s Jazz Orchestra.
The festival showcased Central Otago’s wines including Hawkshead, Gibbston Valley, Valli and Rockburn wines.
Queenstown reporter Meena Amso was there.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Day two of the NZ Golf Open was full on, here is the day's wrap-up with South Today reporter Meena Amso.