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Posted 28 May, 2024

AS THE WINTER DRAWS IN AND THE NIGHTS GET LONGER, THOUGHTS TURN TO MULLED WINE, GOOD FOOD, CATCHING UP WITH YOUR BUDDIES AND GOING ON THE HUNT FOR SOME NEW STORIES.

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Posted 28 May, 2024

Queenstown, known for its stunning landscapes and adventure sports, is home to an expansive network of trails that offer both recreation and a chance to connect with nature.

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Posted 28 May, 2024

Serious concern continues to grow across the Southland and Otago regions after a further 64 paradise shelducks have been discovered mysteriously dead on the fore-shore of Lake Te Anau, just weeks after an initial 100 birds were collected from Dub-lin Bay, at Lake Wānaka, last month.

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Posted 28 May, 2024

Most Wakatipu High School students have adapted to the government’s new ban on cellphone use in schools, and while the toilet cubicles seem to be very popular for some at break times, the majority of students haven’t skipped a beat, principal Oded Nathan says.

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Posted 27 May, 2024

The Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment staff will keeping a sharp eye on employers and landlords in the Queenstown Lakes District this ski season to ensure workers are being treated fairly and within the law, with a large influx of temporary migrant visa workers anticipated.

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Posted 27 May, 2024

Drivers between Cromwell and Queenstown, on SH6, will need to build in at least an extra hour next Wednesday afternoon, 29 May.

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Posted 27 May, 2024

A heartfelt tribute to a "southwestern gentleman" has earned singer-songwriter Holly Arrowsmith the 2024 APRA Best Country Music Song award.

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Posted 24 May, 2024

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Glyn Lewers and Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan have jointly written to New Zealand’s primary health agency to advocate for much needed health services for inland Otago.

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Posted 24 May, 2024

Two hundred local women are giving $201,000 to the Wakatipu community this year via Impact100’s charity grant.

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Posted 23 May, 2024

Vandalism, assault, drink driving and volunteers needed

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Posted 23 May, 2024

Casi tres millones de personas se han visto afectadas por la catástrofe climática más grande en la historia de Brasil. Por eso, un grupo de la comunidad está haciendo un llamado a la solidaridad, organizando una rifa para enviar ayuda monetaria al país.

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Posted 22 May, 2024

Queenstown Trails has offered a unique opportunity for Trail Lovers to stamp their mark on their very own piece of the trail with ‘The Great Kimi-ākau Bridge Plank Challenge’.

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Posted 22 May, 2024

A bunch of furry felines have been warming hearts as well as laps with a Frankton woman, who’s been through one of life’s greatest challenges herself, inundated with demand for her free ‘cat therapy’.

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Posted 22 May, 2024

A daring mid-winter, night-time rescue in atrocious weather, extreme gale-force winds and high avalanche risk has earned Wakatipu LandSAR’s Alpine Cliff Rescue Team high honours at the 2023 New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards in Parliament’s Grand Hall tonight.

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Posted 22 May, 2024

May has brought us some beautiful weather here in the Wakatipu basin. It’s also a big month in politics with this Government’s first Budget being delivered May 30th.

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Posted 22 May, 2024

The Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade’s specially trained medic team responded to 60% more medical emergencies, compared with the same period last year, amid a significant jump in callout rates.

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Posted 21 May, 2024

Queenstown’s multi-purpose community, arts and cultural space celebrated their second birthday on 15 May. The milestone was celebrated in the best way possible – with coffee and cake– as Te Atamira continues to organise amazing programmes for the region.

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Posted 21 May, 2024

He’s best known as a quick-witted funnyman MC and broadcaster, but behind all the hilarity Grant Stewart also has an impressive serious side.

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Posted 21 May, 2024

Alarming increases in numbers of cancer patients, and particularly in younger age groups, in the Queenstown Lakes - Central Otago region has cancer community agencies pushing for greater support services.

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Posted 20 May, 2024

Police have released the name of the man found dead in Invercargill on Sunday morning.

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