Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The band, known for hits like Wandering Eye, took to the stage at John Davies Oval as part of their nationwide summer tour.

They were well supported, with alt-rock darlings Unknown Mortal Orchestra and legendary British DJ Norman Jay kicking things off before the main event.

The gig marks the start of a massive week of music in the resort, which includes the popular Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert on Saturday.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Queenstown children were sprayed with water, and doused in a rainbow of coloured powder, all in the name of fun.

The Kingsview School pupils were taking part in a run which helped raise more than four and a half thousand dollars towards outdoor education.


Monday, December 17, 2018

The Greatest Showman came to Queenstown on Saturday night, as students from Gravity Studio held their end of year show.

Dubbed The Greatest Showcase, and themed around the hit film, the show saw fifteen students wowing the crowd with hoop and silks performances.

Students performed to songs from the musical, as well as hits from artists such as Pink and Fleetwood Mac.

Gravity co-owner Sarah Jane Harford says the theme has been popular.

She says people love the movie, they love the music, and it's good fun.


Monday, December 17, 2018

The Harris Mountains are set to be made more accessible to outdoor enthusiasts, thanks to a proposed new ski-touring route.

Skiers travelling the sixty kilometre winter-time traverse between Coronet Peak and Treble Cone skifields, will also be able to find shelter with the addition of five new alpine huts.

Arrowtown adventurer Eric Bradshaw is currently constructing the huts, which he's designed using a plastic water tank for the outer shell.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Staying in Queenstown, around two hundred and fifty residents are set to receive a Christmas boost tomorrow afternoon, thanks to the generosity of the resort community.

Around thirty volunteers have been busy collecting donations, and nominations, for this year's Baskets of Blessings project.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

About a hundred mourners have gathered on the shores of Lake Wakatipu to pay tribute to slain English tourist Grace Millane.

People brought flowers, candles and pictures of Miss Millane to the vigil, organised by Queenstown woman Amanda Morris.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Queenstown's mayor has hit out at the New Zealand Transport Agency over Queenstown's traffic woes, saying he is frustrated by the slow pace of progress.

He has also hinted at new infrastructure, including a dedicated cycling and walking bridge across the Shotover River and a new roundabout at Lake Hayes Estate.


Monday, December 10, 2018

Fine weather brought out a big crowd for the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club's annual Season of Shred event in Fernhill on Saturday.

And with something for all ages on offer, the Shred is proving to be a popular event on the local calendar.


Monday, December 10, 2018

More than 600 people soaked up the sun at the recent annual Long Lunch in Arrowtown.

They sat at tables stretching along Buckingham Street, enjoying food from over a dozen of the township's restaurants.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

A new water fountain's been installed at Arrowtown Skate Park after schoolchildren campaigned to clean up their village.

Year five and six pupils from Arrowtown School wrote to Queenstown's mayor Jim Boult last year calling for a raft of changes to the park, including a water fountain.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A ski shop owner has been given a priceless collection of relics chronicling the history of commercial skiing in the Wakatipu Basin.

Kris Vermier, co-owner of Browns Ski Shop and treasurer of the Wakatipu Ski Club, was left the large box of items by a mystery woman towards the end of the winter season.


Monday, December 3, 2018

Most snow bunnies keen on getting back on the slopes in December would normally need to head to the northern hemisphere to do so... but not this year.

For the first time, Cardrona was open for skiing in summer over the weekend.

Cardrona general manager Bridget Legnavsky says it was super cool to be open on the first day of summer, at a time when they'd expected to be open for mountain biking and karting instead.

People enjoyed the chance to learn to ski and snowboard, while others were able to enjoy some rails and boxes in the terrain park.


Monday, December 3, 2018

Central Otago has raised its glass to a one and a half million dollar investment in Cromwell's polytechnic, and there's more good news on the way.

No sooner had the new trades and craft brewery building at Central Campus been officially opened, plans for further expansion were also announced.


Friday, November 30, 2018

It was a case of high fashion for a good cause in Queenstown last night, as models strutted their stuff to raise money for breast cancer research.

The fourth annual Queenstown Fashion for a Cure event was held at The Grille, where hundreds of people packed in to check out the show.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

It's not every day your work gets shown to the Pope.

But for two visiting artists, it's just another chapter in a pretty amazing story.

The talented couple are spending the summer exhibiting their work, and creating new pieces, at Lakes District Museum.