Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A performance by a world-class string quartet has heralded the launch of a new Queenstown charitable trust which aims to nurture young musicians.

The Turn Up The Music trust was officially launched in the resort on Saturday night.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

After three months of bonding with their puppets, it's time for the cast of Avenue Q to take to the stage.

Showbiz Queenstown's season of the award-winning R16 musical is set to open tonight at the Queenstown Memorial Centre.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Two hundred young Queenstown gymnasts could be without a floor to practise on in a matter of a months.

Queenstown Gymnastics Club has until July to find a new venue, or it will be forced to close its doors after more than 20 years of coaching and competitions.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Setting up an ocean conservation group in the middle of the mountains might seem odd at first, but Queenstown man Rob Dickinson has set up a chapter of the global group Sea Shepherd in his home town.

He spoke to ODT Queenstown reporter Miranda Cook from off the coast of West Africa.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Explorers have been mapping Queenstown's mountain ranges and forests for centuries, yet landscapes hidden in the dark depths of the mighty Lake Wakatipu remain something of a mystery.

A marine biologist nicknamed Pirate Pete and a German-born geologist are hunting for natural, underwater treasures, plunging valleys and steep mountain ranges.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Two Queenstown youngsters have kicked their competitors to the curb to win podium places at the New Zealand Open Karate Championships.

Mackenzi Jackson and Gemma Thomas say their success is a fitting tribute following the death of their much-loved sensei last year.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Frankton's new 'slip road' has been officially opened.

The $6.4 million project - which started last September - joins an existing underpass at the Shotover Bridge, with a single-lane connection to 'the Frankton-bound lane of State Highway 6.'


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Direct jet flights between Wanaka Airport and other New Zealand centres could be a reality by 2025.

The Queenstown Airport Corporation released a suggestion on Monday, for a dual Queenstown-Wanaka Airport arrangement.

However, an urban designer is saying it would be better to scrap both airports and build a new one on cheaper land elsewhere in Central Otago.


Monday, April 29, 2019

A Queenstown rocker is hoping to hit the 'right note' in an 'international drumming competition.'

Thirty-four year-old, Patrick Brooks, is one of just a handful of Kiwis entered in 'The Shure Drum Contest' - a search to find the 'world's best hidden drumming talent.'


Monday, April 29, 2019

Queenstown's new rescue helicopter - one of the most technically-advanced in the country - is impressive, even for those with limited aeronautical knowledge.

But it's the skill, grit and gusto of the pilots, and paramedics, that are key to saving those lost, injured, and at risk in the dangerous alpine environment.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The backers of two special housing areas proposed for Queenstown's 'Ladies Mile' say they're devastated they've been rejected.

Queenstown Lakes district-councillors voted to decline the Glenpanel-Flint's Park, and Laurel Hills proposals, at a recent council meeting.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

One-hundred and fifty cars journeyed from Te Anau to Walter Peak station on Tuesday as part of the 14th National Model A rally.

The biennial event has seen Ford enthusiasts hit the road on a five day journey through Southland.


Monday, April 15, 2019

After a narrow defeat, last year, Queenstown's Band-of-Brothers, staged an epic comeback, over Christchurch, to win their South-Island Hurling-Derby, on Saturday.

Hundreds of people, turned out to Queenstown's Recreation Ground, to watch the battle: a rematch of last year's first-ever hurling-game, in the resort.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Three Queenstown ice hockey players have proven crucial in helping the New Zealand women's team, claim silver at the International Ice Hockey Federation Tournament in Romania.

The Ice Fernz went head-to-head with teams from Chinese Taipei, Romania, Turkey, Iceland and Croatia during last week's competition.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Armed police patrolled a citizenship ceremony at Queenstown's Memorial Centre yesterday to provide safety and assurance for 77 new citizens.

Armed police have never manned a citizenship ceremony in the district before, but the local council decided to do so on advice from the Department of Internal Affairs following the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch last month.