Wanaka family gets foot in door of property market

Louisa Kane, 11, Kirstin Kane, Coco Kane, 5, Harvey Kane and Emily Kane, 9, at their Albert Town home.

An Albert Town couple found a way to cope with Wanaka's crazy property market.

Facebook billionaire a NZ citizen

US President-elect Donald Trump meets with PayPal co-founder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel, centre, and Apple ...

Donald Trump donor Peter Thiel gains NZ citizenship, and buys Wanaka lifestyle block.

'Harassed' over waste dumping

The Napier City Council warns that grey water and effluent from camper vans must both be disposed of at dump stations.

The campers were spotted dumping grey water in wrong drain. Since then, they say they've been harassed by other park users.

Hotel gets $12m revamp gallery

Amalgamated Holdings Group chief executive David Seargeant and Wellington businessman Chris Parkin in the lobby of the ...

There's something a little different about Wellington's famous Museum Art Hotel.

Poolburn Hotel sold

The Poolburn Hotel at the start of the Ida Valley in Central Otago.

Speculation it will be turned into accommodation for new mountainbiking venture.

Easter Sunday trading

Centennial Ave in Alexandra.

Central Otago District Council looks set to approve a recommendation allowing all shops to open.

Wanaka reserves protection urged

The Upper Clutha A&P Society's building on the Wanaka showgrounds was built in 2007. There are plans to extend it.

Keep cars and buildings off our showgrounds, Wanaka people tell the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Charging ahead with new technology

PowerNet electrical engineer Dyson Gentle with an electric vehicle, which the company is hoping Southland businesses ...

PowerNet are taking charge of the uptake of environment-friendly cars in Southland.

Dirty dumpers outed on Facebook

The CampNZ Facebook page is using graphics like this to remind freedom campers where not to "go."

A Facebook page set up to encourage responsible freedom camping has outed a couple seen dumping effluent into a camp ground drain.

Putting the QT in Queenstown

The Rydges Hotel Queenstown with development of the new QT Hotel at rear.

"It's an eclectic mix of design and art. It's style and luxury with a touch of quirk."

Controversial rental company's key ring

The "Try not to be a c..." key holder is given to every Wicked Campers customer.

"People love them. They say 'can I have more to take home overseas?'"

Wanaka lodge approved amid noise

Roys Peak is one of NZ's marquee spots but it has "at least a limited capacity to absorb change", planning commissioner ...

Hush-hush ordered as permission granted for contentious lodge at Roys Peak near Wanaka.

Chinese NY's $165m NZ injection video

Chinese tourists enjoy the Hanmer Springs hot pools.

Businesses cock-a-hoop for Year of the Rooster as up to 33,000 Chinese prepare to descend on NZ shores.

Bad buzz for bees in Southland

Catlins Honey beekeeper Grant Hayes says he expects honey production to be down about 50 per cent on last season because ...

Southland beekeepers expecting honey production to be down 50 per cent as cool weather stings.

$85m Wanaka apartments approved

An artist's impression of the pool area of the Marina Terrace Apartments.

Restaurant binned but 50 Wanaka apartments approved for construction on the lakefront in February.

Wanaka development properties on market

The four Lakeside Road properties are directly opposite the Wanaka marina.

Hope springs forth again for prime lakefront Wanaka sections within two minute's walk from town.

Sacking over stun gun use

Silver Fern Farms was worried a potential backlash from customers if it did not take action over animal cruelty by a ...

The Employment Relations Authority has upheld Silver Fern Farms' decision to sack a meat worker for overusing a stun gun on a lamb.

Retirement village hearing opens

16012017 Photo: Supplied. MIR News: Artist's impression of retirement village between Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover ...

A resource consent hearing for Queenstown's first retirement village is underway.

Black Diamond mine on track

The Takitimu coalmine in Nightcaps in 2010, which is also owned by Bathurst Resources. Its coal supply was exhausted ...

Plans are on track for the new Black Diamond mine in Nightcaps to begin work next month.

Cherry charters hit the skies

Tonnes of New Zealand cherries and lobsters are being flown to Asia in time for Chinese New Year.

Singapore Airlines puts on four charter flights to get hundreds of tonnes of South Island cherries to Asia in time for Chinese New Year.

Sacre Bleu!

The Ship L'Austral berthed at Bluff Island Harbour

Passengers aboard a luxury cruise ship will be treated to a day in Southland after their ship was forced to turn back from its voyage to the Sub Antarctic Islands.

$50m cherries for export

Summerfruit New Zealand chairman Tim Jones said the market for exported cherries grew about $7 million since last season.

Growers race against the clock with over 1000 tonnes to be picked before Chinese New Year.

Freedom camping spot sensors prevent overcrowding

Ground sensors allow freedom campers wanting to stay at Wellington's Evans Bay to find out in advance whether overnight ...

Ground sensors in freedom camping areas and solar powered rubbish compactors are preventing freedom camping problems.

Bold goals for Wanaka

Queenstown Lakes deputy mayor Calum MacLeod.

Calum MacLeod's challenge to Wanaka: don't just whinge, get involved in long term planning.

Visitor numbers increase, and they're spending more

A pair of Kea campervans at Arthur's Pass. Note the kea on top of the right hand van. Photo: Stephen Russell / Fairfax NZ

Increase in visitor nights across Southland in September and October

Slapped with pink sticker

Queenstown Lakes District Council monitoring enforcement officers Morgan Shepherd and Tom Grandiek will ensure ...

Council rules see more than 100 warnings and fines handed out for "ugly'' and "hazardous" illegal signs.

Two decades of fashion

Winton retailer Margaret Hogan closed her business after 20 years.

Margaret Hogan closed the doors on 20 years of women's fashion.

Caught out for renting out

Queenstown home owners making a killing by letting their properties to holidaymakers could be in for a rates shock.

Queenstown home owners making a killing by letting their properties to holidaymakers could be in for a rates shock.

Ice cream tricycle delivery

Queenstown's Amy Freedman delivers organic Pick Me Lick Me ice blocks on a tricycle in the resort.

Pick Me Lick Me are organic ice blocks and ice cream cookie sandwiches. 

Leap in Chinese skydivers

Leaping out of an plane on their New Zealand holiday is a high priority for many Chinese tourists.

Skydive operators are facing a boom summer thanks to the Chinese craze for tandem parachute jumps.

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