A Wanaka film maker has won best film at a new festival of flying films due to screen in Queenstown for the first time on Sunday.
The Freedom of Flight Film Festival features 16 short films and one feature-length film, of New Zealand and international hand gliding, speed-flying and paragliding.
A suggestion by former Ngāi Tahu chairman Sir Tipene O'Regan that Wakatipu should be spelled with an h and be pronounced Whakatipu has received mixed reviews in the resort town.
The idea is similar to the change from Wanganui to Whanganui, which caused an uproar several years ago.
An Australian education expert is backing the style of learning planned for the new Wakatipu High School.
However, Associate Professor Wesley Imms told the South Today it could take teachers up to five years to complete the transition to the new learning environment.
The top of a mountain might seem an unusual place for a queue to form. But, that is the case on Wanaka's Mount Roy.
After a three-hour climb, tourists are waiting for up to half an hour at the peak for the chance to pose for that one, special photo.
Their names include: "open teaching spaces", "flexible learning spaces" and "innovative learning environments".
They are considered to be the teaching way of the future, which teachers either love or hate.
Queenstown's new sixty million dollar Wakatipu High School is nearing completion.
Teachers are preparing to move in to the state-of-the art school in Frankton which features a gym, theatre, cafe, dance and recording studio, a teaching kitchen and a new science lab.
A new Japanese rental car company in Queenstown is focusing on providing Asian tourists with a state-of-the-art fleet, designed to keep them safe on the road.
Okinawa Tourist Service opened its doors in Queenstown this week, adding to the 15 plus car rental companies already in the resort.