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Queenstown property growth to continue

Property market analysts anticipate a "stronger for longer" peak in Queenstown.

Prices continue to skyrocket and demand exceeds supply across the board; with some areas, such as rental accommodation and visitor beds, reaching crisis point.

These emojis are ka pai

Emotiki, the first Maori emoji keyboard, will be available free in mid July.

150 icons from piupiu, to hangi, poi to taiaha are represented in a distinctly Kiwi keyboard.

Campervan parking ban in Queenstown

Parking changes to ease up the traffic during winter season  were made by Queenstown Lakes District council on Thursday.

Campervans will not be allowed to park on Queenstown streets as the council battles congestion in the tourist town.

Hilton welcomes students

Queenstown Hilton hotel bartender Lloyd Gray was teaching over 80 students his cocktail-making skills during a five day ...

Queenstown students took part in a worldwide career event at Hilton resort where they made pizzas, cocktails, coffees and did site inspections.

Plans for new hotel and housing at Frankton

The Ramada Hotel and Suites in Remarkables Park is due to open in Queenstown in June 2016.

We'll never cope with these numbers if we don't provide another two centre that can cater for tourists, developer says.

Ski town's Aspen fate?

A lot of Queenstown's problems are the same as those in Aspen.

Queenstown could become a town of unoccupied billionaire holiday homes, where workers face a two-hour commute, councillor says.

Tourism workshop highlights need for collaboration

Venture Southland Joint committee chairman Trevor Johnstone , Real Journeys sales manager Geraldine McMillian, Venture ...

Collaboration is a key to developing tourism in Southland, tourism operator says.

Wanaka tree survives sheep, selfies

Splendid in Infrared. Photographer Tony Bridge used a modified Nikon D80 to capture Wanaka's famous willow tree in a ...

Humble fence post sprouts into most photographed tree in New Zealand.

Southland farmers quiz Fonterra changes

Fonterra chairman John Wilson was in Invercargill to meet with farmer shareholders to discuss the proposed changes to ...

Fonterra bosses met with Southland farmers on Monday to discuss changes to the co-op's governance.

Taking on the ticketing industry

Area360’s Ticketure will enable organisations to sell tickets on their own website, which will reduce fees for consumers.

A Wellington software development company wants to turn the ticketing industry on its head.

NZ needs more hotels

Research shows most guests prefer hotels that are 4 star and above, and we need a lot more of them.

Our main tourist centres will be short thousands of rooms in 10 years if more hotels aren't built.

Queenstown's 9,500 vacant properties

Five large blocks zoned for residential development in urban Queenstown by March 2015, the majority of which remain unbuilt.

Despite immense pressure for new and affordable homes in Queenstown, thousands of properties are zoned for residential houses and apartments but sitting vacant.

4000 Queenstown residences ready to go

Aerial view of Frankton Flats, Queenstown, with Remarkables Park in the foreground.

"We want to speed up residential development here but we need infrastructure"

Next NASA launch scheduled for Wanaka in March 2017

Nasa balloon flightpath as at 10am Tuesday.

International Space Station science project for Wanaka.

First night flight hits hurdle

The first night flight carrying commercial passengers arrived in Queenstown on Monday night.

Bad weather and a fire alarm delay Queenstown's inaugural night flight by two hours.

Big snow blankets ski fields gallery video

Snow blankets picnic tables on the deck at Coronet Peak.

With the ski season just weeks away from opening, a heavy snow dump has blanketed South Island fields.

Mining social media gold gallery video

This image of a Chinese visitor doing Skydive Auckland will feature in an Auckland Airport campaign on Chinese social media.

Camera happy Chinese tourists are a social media bonanza for savvy NZ tourism operators.

Two potential buyers for Kingston Flyer

The Kingston Flyer sits unused in Kingston.

The Kingston Flyer is back on the market with a $2 million price tag.

South Island air: 21 cents a whiff video

Breathe Ezy director Phillip Duval is confident visiting Chinese tourists will snap up canned New Zealand air.

A Christchurch company selling cans of fresh air will target Chinese tourists as well as exporting to China.

Visitor spending hits new highs

Chinese tourists continue to lead the way in terms of arrivals and spending.

International visitor spending in New Zealand has passed $10 billion for the first time.

New cafe in Invercargill

Stamping Ground cafe owner Helen McKowen and manager Scott Taylor, left, have opened the new cafe in South City Mall.

Cafe culture 'alive and well' in Invercargill with a new cafe, and another to come.

$1.8m mall needs repair

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Invercargill South City Mall which sold for $1.8 million at auction

South City Mall tenants happy to hear about the sale of the mall.

Got $1.8m - buy a mall

South City Mall received a $250,000 upgrade in 2015.

With a $100,000 cash deposit, a buyer has swooped on Invercargill's only mall.

Curio Bay wastewater met with hesitation from SDC

Aerial view of Curio Bay.

Southland District Council calls for funding guarantee for Curio Bay wastewater treatment plant.

Tuatara Backpackers for sale

Tuatara Backpackers, Dee St Invercargill.

The well-known Tuatara Backpackers is for sale, but has received no offers.

Canterbury's public loo 'crisis'

John Key chuckles over a Press cartoon by Al Nisbet given to him by Dame Margaret Bazley.

Plea to John Key to boost toilet numbers before next influx of tourists and freedom campers arrive in spring.

NASA balloon launch successful

NASA officials in Wanaka have successfully launched their balloon at 11:30am on Tuesday.

2000-home Hanley Downs plan appealed

The proposed Hanley Downs zone could result in more than 2000 new homes near Queenstown but it has been appealed to the ...

Appellants want to see a proposed 13.2ha tertiary-style campus for film production, technology, education and community activities and visitor accommodation reinstated.

Captain Cook returns video

Dunedin's iconic pub, The Captain Cook, is open again.

Dunedin's Captain Cook pub is back, just not as you remember it.

Land sale for iPads

A piece of Arrowtown land was purchased by the wife and son of a Singaporean chocolate mogul.

Buyers of land near Queenstown agreed to donate $100k for iPads for local decile 10 high school.

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