Friday, December 8, 2017

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.

Friday, December 8, 2017

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.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

New taxi regulations are causing strife in Queenstown.

In October 1st the Government opened up the industry to all comers, and that has led to conflict in Queenstown between established companies and new operators.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Lilliput community Libraries are popping up around Queenstown.
Introduced a year ago, the tiny, colourful, outdoor boxes full of books are now in four places.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Electric taxis are taking off in Queenstown.
The resort now has two companies will fully-electric vehicles, and the likelihood is, more will follow suit.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Queenstown Christmas show is about to return with new content.

''The 12 Bells of Christmas'' features new cast members, actors and dancers from the Wakatipu region.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Construction of Queenstown’s new marina at Sugar Lane in Frankton, began this week.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Parking fees will increase across central Queenstown from next week as the council moves to encourage people on to buses in the resort.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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.

Monday, November 27, 2017

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.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Eighteen contenders are counting down to Queenstown’s annual Thriller charity boxing event, on Saturday night.

The event raises money for the Queenstown Branches Charitable Trust.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Some Orbus bus drivers in Queenstown have run out of free GoCards due to a high uptake by passengers in the resort town.