Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A famous Australian hairdresser has paid a visit to Queenstown, to give a masterclass at the new 'Iron and Ivy Hair and Beauty salon.'

Jules Tognini is an award-winning 'hairdresser and educator,' as well as being an 'international ambassador for some of the biggest brands in the industry.'


Monday, July 15, 2019

After three years, 34 countries, and the occasional tow through the Australian outback, the journey is almost over for an E-car exponent.

The Dutch traveller arrived in Queenstown over the weekend, in his electric car, which he's driven from the Netherlands to New Zealand.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

A new football academy teaching children to play like a pro as well as providing opportunities to play in overseas tournaments has kicked off in Queenstown and Arrowtown.

Since its launch in May, the Whitmarsh Academy has already more than 170 children taking part in its after-school programmes.


Friday, July 5, 2019

Some environmentally-conscious Queenstown residents are exploring ways to give their unwanted recycling bins a second life.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has introduced three new bins to their kerb-side recycling system this week, making the old ones redundant.


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Three mates are on a mission to get bums on seats in Queenstown pubs and eating spot, during quiet times.

Bar Hero is a new booking service in the resort, giving patrons bargain deals on food and drinks.


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Lake Hayes finally has a water monitoring buoy, five years after the lake's protectors first asked for one.

Otago Regional Council and Otago University scientists helped launch the $70,000, solar-powered buoy on Tuesday.


Monday, June 24, 2019

The pressure was high as southern building apprentices took part in the regional Apprentice of the Year competition in Queenstown over the weekend.

The annual event aims to find the best young apprentices across the country, with the national finals set for later this year.


Monday, June 24, 2019

Thousands of people celebrated the Queenstown Winter Festival over the weekend.

Now in its 45th year, the event is an important showcase for the region, bringing in millions of dollars over four days.


Friday, June 21, 2019

Fine weather made for a perfect start to Queenstown's winter festival last night.

Large crowds turned up to take part in the the opening celebrations, which included a torchlight procession as well as cultural demonstrations at Queenstown Bay.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The eerie silence of a pretend crash site was broken by victim screams and emergency response sirens arriving on scene in Queenstown Tuesday.

While the scenario was fictional, the realistic and gruesome crash simulation showed school pupils the real consequences of poor driving.


Friday, June 14, 2019

Workers who helped build Queenstown's Coronet Peak's new chairlift in record time were thanked at an informal function on Thursday.

About 200 contractors completed the $20 million ski-lift, just in time for the field's soft opening this Saturday.


Friday, June 14, 2019

New Zealand tourism leaders say collaboration and offering a point of difference needs to be a prime focus for Central Otago operators.

That's what around 35 tourism operators were told at a workshop held in Cromwell on Wednesday.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

A band of three black Labradors are now blood brothers for life.

In an amazing story of survival, four-year-old pup Argus was saved, thanks to blood transfusions from two other young Labradors.


Monday, June 10, 2019

The provisional results of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's local visitor levy referendum show over eighty percent of respondents are in support of a bed tax.

Voting for the non-binding referendum closed last Wednesday with over forty percent of local voters responding.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Skifields around Queenstown and Wanaka are getting ready for the 2019 season.

Last week's cold fronts brought snow to mountains and ski fields across the area, with Cardrona Alpine Resort opening on Saturday.

But the weekend's wintry blast made for a low-key start to the skiing season.