Protesters in Queenstown have set their eyes on the New Zealand Petroleum Conference venue.
Around 35 protesters stationed themselves outside the front of the Millenium Hotel where the conference was being held, loudly voicing their displeasure at the attendees.
New Zealand's best young hip hop dancers converged on Queenstown at the weekend for the for the national schools dance championships.
It is the first time the resort hosted the competition, and organisers say they were very pleased with ticket sales, with about 500 cheering fans attending the opening night.
Wagging tongues and tails were signs of happy hounds as they dashed through the snow at Coronet Peak for the 45th dog derby race.
Sunshine came to the party when around 80 dogs and their owners bolted down a freshly powdered mountain on Saturday.
The National Party is unlikely to stand in the way of expanding Wanaka airport, if elected next year.
That's according to Party leader, and former Transport Minister, Simon Bridges who visited Wanaka late last week.
Favourite TV and movie theme songs will ring out for this year's Star on Ice fundraiser.
The event will see Queenstown skaters take to the ice rink dressed up and performing to the music of television theme songs.
Central Otago's creative felters are gearing up for the biggest event on their craft calendars, in recent times.
More than 90 registrations have been received, for the 15th convergence of felters, affectionately dubbed "Felting Frenzy".
A war of words has erupted over the proposed Wanaka airport expansion.
This follows an accountant's analysis saying to be commercially viable, the airport would need a jet flight every ten minutes.
Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult says the report is fundamentally wrong.
But the report's author says the airport and council council are either hiding something or do not have all the information.
School pupils were busy on Tuesday planting flaxes and grasses at the Matakauri Wetlands near Queenstown.
Coming from nine different Central Otago schools, the pupils visited Queenstown on Tuesday as part of a hui on climate change
Some Queenstown residents are angry after two trees in the town centre were felled to make room for bus stops.
Three existing bus stops, on Camp Street, will move to Stanley Street to minimise disruption during upgrades to O'Connells Mall.
On Monday morning two large birch trees on Stanley Street were cut down, to make way for the new bus stop.
Minister of Education Chris Hipkins visited Queenstown last week to announce plans to pump $27 million into Otago and Southland schools.
The intention is to cater for growing school rolls and includes $17 million to build a new primary school near Queenstown.
A coroner has said a Czech tramper who died while hiking the Routeburn track three years ago was likely to have succumbed to hypothermia.
The 27-year old Ondrej Petr died near Lake Mackenzie after he and his partner became disoriented in bad weather.
On Saturday night, the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra gave its first Queenstown performance in the orchestra's 53-year history.
They played before a full house at the Wakatipu High School auditorium, with about 330 tickets sold.
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.