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

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.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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.


Friday, March 3, 2017

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.


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.