The rainbows have been rolled out and Queenstown is ready to host the largest gay Pride event in its history.
The 10-day Winter Pride officially begins on Friday and organiser Martin King says the support for the inclusive festival from the Wakatipu community is 'next level'.
It was a case of deja vu, on Monday, as the Queenstown District Council voted to reject a modified version of the Local Airport Corporation's statement of strategic direction.
At the end of last month, the same council rejected the Queenstown Airport Corporation's original statement.
The airport anticipates passenger numbers to exceed those allowed by existing air noise boundaries, within the next few years.
Earlier this year, more than 80% of Lakes district residents voted in favour of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's levy proposal.
However, a Wanaka motelier says, the softening tourist market means: accommodation providers, rather than tourists, will end up paying the proposed 5% "bed tax".
A group dedicated to preserving Queenstown's maritime history is steaming ahead with its latest project.
The Wakatipu Community Maritime Preservation Society is creating an annex to The Boat Shed cafe, where it intends to display items from Queenstown's maritime history.
An Australian man, who asked his friend to shoot him with an air gun, is refusing to identify the other man.
Cromwell College pupils are adding their voices to fight against the invasive lake weed lagarosiphon in Lake Dunstan.
The youngsters have created their own video calling for more funding to help fight the aquatic pest.
The Central Otago Young Winemaker of the Year competition was held in Cromwell recently.
Local organisers say the event is great for the region as well as encouraging the next generation of winemakers coming through.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is applying the brakes to future development of Queenstown and Wanaka's airports - for now.
Those opposed to expansion of the airports appear to have won some concessions after more than a year of growing community disquiet.
It can be pretty tough to find beauty in the world sometimes.
That's the conclusion of Queenstown resident Jordan Ranson, who wants to make the world a better place by sharing stories of inspiration, as told by interesting people.
A Queenstown primary schooler is proving he can handle the heat in the kitchen.
Aspiring young chef Arya Selvam is something of a whizz when it comes to cooking, and he's putting his talents to good use.
A multi-million dollar strengthening and revamp project for Arrowtown's local museum, is a step closer to reality.
The museum was identified as potentially earthquake-prone last year, but now a resource consent application has been submitted to bring it up to scratch.
Queenstowners are being treated to the chance to relax after work with a pint of beer while watching a play on Thursday.
And it's all part of an initiative encouraging locals to stop using plastic.
NZSki chief executive Paul Anderson says a big dump of snow will be more than welcome, but visitor numbers at Queenstown's ski areas remain high.
Coronet Peak's patronage is down from last year's exceptional winter, The Remarkables skifield has been 'extremely busy', with some record days so far.