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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day two of the NZ Golf Open was full on, here is the day's wrap-up with South Today reporter Meena Amso.
Day one of the New Zealand Golf Open tournament was in full swing at Millbrook and the Hills in Arrowtown. Here’s Queenstown reporter Meena Amso with the latest updates.
New Zealand professional golfer Ryan Fox says he's keen to have his name added to the New Zealand Open Golf tournament trophy.
Fox plays on the European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia but from Thursday will be competing on home turf, with international caddy Steve Williams carrying his bag.
Olympic shot put medalist Tom Walsh is in Queenstown this week ahead of the NZ Golf Open.
The shot putter is taking time off his normal regular sport to play in the New Zealand Open this week.
Walsh spoke about his golfing abilities and expectations with the media.
Revenue Minister Judith Collins was in Queenstown today speaking to international tax officials to highlight a proposal law that cracks down on multinational companies avoiding tax.
Collins released three documents for consultation today focused on New Zealand’s response to base erosion and profit shifting.
Two of the tools are used by off shore companies to avoid paying tax in this country.
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.