Left-field traffic solution: a gondola

Queenstown's Skyline gondola could be joined by another running from Queenstown Airport into central Queenstown.

Queenstown is considering a gondola from the airport into town to help ease its transport woes.

Central Otago's business evolution

Lake Dunstan Pharmacy owner Jackie Hamilton, left, and manager Britta MacTaggart are looking forward to the stores ...

Housing is not the only boom as new businesses pop up and others expand.

Port at Clifford Bay raised again

Yealands Family Wines founder Peter Yealands has made a submission to the Marlborough District Council for a "pocket port".

Peter Yealands is considering developing port facilities at Clifford Bay to supplement Picton.

Door still open on Hunter Valley access

Queenstown lawyer Graeme Todd is the Lauers' advocate.

The lawyer for the US owners says they're still open to negotiations for access to the Station.

Nana's recipes put Josie in a pickle

Riverton couple Dianne and Chas Robinson discuss the products created by Josie and Gus Robinson of Tuturau Pickles  at ...

Heirloom and heritage fruit and vegetables used in family business.

Final Night Food Market for South City

German fire twirler Andy Elements practices at Oreti beach ready for his performance at the last South Alive Night Food ...

South City is getting ready to host it's last Night Food Market for the season on Friday.

"Fingerprinting" eggs prevents fraud

Egg samples tested at Oritain's Mosgiel laboratory will confirm whether the eggs genuinely came from free range producers.

A company's "fingerprinting" of free range eggs and other products is helping deter food fraud.

Millions of unclaimed cash held with Queenstown council

Queenstowner's are being urged to claim cash the council is holding for them.

Unclaimed bonds will be used as revenue for roads if people don't come forward and claim it.

O'Connor to leave South Port

South Port chief executive Mark O'Connor has announced his resignation.

South Port NZ Limited chief executive Mark O'Connor has resigned.

Let us test, says oil industry

A coal field in Ohai, western Southland. Tenders have gone out for oil and gas exploration in the region also.

Oil and gas explorers seek to reassure Te Anau residents and dolphin lovers.

Rates increase "proactive"

Queenstown Lakes District residents are facing an average 4.25 per cent rate increase.

Key issues include public transport, keeping lakes and waterways pristine and affordable housing options.

US owners' silence disappoints

Hunter Valley Station is on the market.

Hunter Valley Station's new American owners want to be "good stewards", but public access groups want more.

Cromwell wastewater plant upgrade progress

Construction will start this year on Cromwell's wastewater plant upgrade.

The $9.6m Cromwell wastewater plant should be complete by January 2019.

Rates hike to pay for cheap buses

An Otago Regional Council graphic shows the four proposed routes for a new Queenstown bus system.

Details of a new Queenstown public transport system have been released.

354,000 visitors on a single day

New Zealand hosted 3.5 million overseas visitors last year but the number here on any single day varies by up to 242,000.

Seasonal fluctuations in tourist numbers are a challenge for disaster planning, Stats NZ says.

Snow-making for Treble Cone

Treble Cone ski area which opens on June 22.

The Wanaka skifield has announced a new snow-making system to be in place by the start of the season.

Dippie development decisions due

Allan Dippie of Wanaka.

Upper Clutha Environmental Society continues battle to protect rural landscapes from housing developments.

Cromwell water-front town plans pitched

An artist's impression of what a new town centre could look like at Cromwell's water-facing Alpha Street Reserve

A Cromwell architectural graduate has pitched a grand proposal for a water-front town centre.

Councils get $5.5m boost for tourism facilities

Local authorities wanting to build facilities, such as these new pay toilets at Lake Tekapo, stand to benefit from an ...

An extra $5.5m is up for grabs for new tourism infrastructure as the Government responds to demands for help from local authorities. 

Over $700,000 to retire

An artist's impression of Queenstown Country Club retirement village between Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country.

It's going to cost you a small fortune to retire at Queenstown's newest lifestyle village.

Invercargill CBD goals

E Hayes managing director Neville Hayes, Invercargill City Council center-city co-ordinator Kari Graber and First Retail ...

Retail strategy for Invercargill could be game changer for CBD future.

$1.4b price tag for tourism

Franz Josef is an example of a small town requiring big spending on water treatment to cater for increasing tourist numbers.

Councils ask for more to pay for much needed tourism infrastructure - such as toilets, roading and water treatment.

NZ's newest trail all about scones

Robyn Macdonald, Eddie Spearing and Tim Brewster, launch the Great Scone Trail in Wanaka.

The new South Island travel guide celebrates road trips and delicious home baking.

Changing Trump's mind on TPP

Prime Minister Bill English speaks to business delegates at the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Breakfast ahead of play ...

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is hoping support from Asia will change US President Donald Trump's mind on the TPP.

Airport "killing the golden goose"

Queenstown Airport.

Queenstown Airport reports solid half-year result

Airports hope to work together

Wanaka Airport.

The future of Wanaka Airport could include retaining the status quo, hosting commercial jets or anything in between.

Hotel rates and profits up

Increased hotel revenue is expected to encourage investment, such as the $12 million renovation of the QT Museum Hotel, ...

The average daily rate for hotel rooms rose 9 per cent last year, as the number of empty beds dropped.

Space centre gets ministry sign-off

The CSST teams will be using CubeSats, which are miniature satellites that have opened the flood-gates to space.

The $14.7m space centre headquartered in Central Otago has signed a contract with MBIE.

Cardrona chugging away with Chondola

Cardrona Alpine Resort general manager Bridget Legnavsky.

Developments include a new high speed cabin lift, base facility development and improvements in car parking and snow making.

Giving up on Auckland for Invers

Rachel Wang and Liang Peng.

Auckland wasn't for them so they moved to Invercargill to start a business selling Chinese tea.

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