Host Brent Harbour talks to Elessa and Krista from Plunket about their community work and programmes, plus they have a fundraising event coming up where your kids can meet Santa in his natural North Pole environment.
A highly-decorated local and national country music icon, whose music has been recognised all over Australasia for decades, passed away suddenly on 18 November, leaving a huge gap in the local entertainment scene.
The new coalition government is being sworn in by Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro during a formal ceremony.
Parking and how it’s managed in the Queenstown Lakes is up for discussion, after Elected Members approved a Draft Parking Strategy for community feedback at the Full Council Meeting on Thursday, 16 November 2023.
The freshly-passed Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms look set to be first on the chopping block as the new coalition government settles into power.
Justin Tipa (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe) has been elected Kaiwhakahaere (Chair) of Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu, replacing Lisa Tumahai who step downs after seven years in the role.
Eighty-five thousand meals with hot chips, 40,000 pies, 50,000 flat whites, and 421,000 cold beverages, many of them beers. While the erratic and relatively light snowfall made the 2023 winter season operationally challenging for Queenstown Lakes ski resorts, there were still plenty of skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes and restaurants at The Remarkables and Coronet Peak.
Queenstown alpine ski racing superstar Alice Robinson has claimed a second place finish at the FIS Giant Slalom World Cup held in Killington. This result marks the sixth world cup podium of her career, and her first world cup podium since March 2021.
Up-and-coming freestyle skiier Ruby Star Andrews has claimed her second slopestyle World Cup medal.
Queenstown's MP Joseph Mooney has missed out on a Ministerial role in the new Government, with Matt Doocey taking tourism. Read the RNZ story here.
Winston Peters will be deputy prime minister for the first half of the parliamentary term, with David Seymour taking over for the remainder, as the new government reveals its ministerial lineup.
“Massive” delays and a perceived stalling of the development process, particularly engineering approvals, are being blamed by frustrated Queenstown property development professionals and contractors for driving up land prices and worsening the housing crisis.
Queenstown and Milford Sound tourism operator Southern Discoveries is in celebration mode following a win in Dunedin’s Grand Business South Awards.
It remains to be seen whether locals will be lovin' it but McDonald’s Restaurants (NZ) Limited has finally submitted plans for a restaurant and drive-thru in Wānaka.
This week, millions of Americans will gather around the table for their holiday Thanksgiving. But here in New Zealand, many Ameri-Kiwis who migrated here dish up their own spins on the annual feast.
When independent supermarket startup Supie went bust last month, the company’s 120 employees were told they wouldn’t be paid for their last two weeks of work, or receive any of their owed annual leave pay.
Mattresses, plastic bottles, tyres, chemicals and waste oil are just some of the items being burnt outdoors in Otago
Créanlo o no, desde que llegué a Nueva Zelanda estoy soltera. Y no, no estoy haciendo uso de esta seria columna para buscar novio (¿o sí?), pero aprovecharé este espacio para contarles qué derechos tienen lo que sí han estado en pareja por un tiempo determinado.
Welcome to Queenstown! Spot yourself a roadside bargain… It’s not the most beautiful sight awaiting visitors and Southern Corridor locals as they drop over the brow of the hill towards Kawarau Bridge only to be greeted by an impromptu roadside used car lot, often with the odd retail advertisement thrown in.
Central Lakes Trust (CLT) approved 37 grants amounting to more than $2.5 million during its recent board meeting held on 13 November.
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