Chinese New Year contributed to the record 381,100 visitors who arrived in January.
Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.
Founder Hamish McGregor says Wanaka community support is behind huge growth of family app.
40 temporary units in Queenstown to accommodate retirement village builders have been proposed.
A boom in tourists and building made Queenstown Lakes the place to find a job last year.
For two years they have been cooking in small school kitchens, now the Koha Kai team is getting ready for its biggest challenge.
It's hoped one of Queenstown's several roading initiatives, the Eastern Access Road, will ease traffic congestion.
Wanaka on tenterhooks as they wait for Hunter Valley Station terms and conditions
The Teat family are planning an artisan's hub next to Wanaka's charming Bullock Creek. But first, they want to sort out a road road reserve encroachment.
Coffee roasting venture started in Invercargill to fill gap in the market.
Stick with your dreams and just go with it, Wanaka businesswoman says.
English and Bridges visited the building site of Kawarau Falls Bridge in Queenstown on Thursday.
Southland students will benefit from renewed arrangement between the European Space Agency and the New Zealand Government.
Hangover cravings prompted Queenstown DJ to start a food delivery business.
Rumours that Kmart is coming to Invercargill are true - but a set site has not yet been nailed down.
Failed Queenstown indoor terrain park owes employees and other creditors thousands.
South Port has posted an interim profit of $4.10million in the first six months of the financial year.
Queenstown leather jewellery maker was invited to Milan fashion week exhibition.
"Racks of clothes outside a shop.. a tent, a caravan and parked campervan, a few grazing sheep"
"The end result should be warmer and drier houses, which cost less to run." Annabelle Numaguchi
Omakau, Central Otago, sat dormant for a long time - but the secret's out now.
Arrowtown School has been the guinea pig for new software developed by locals to get their messages to parents and students.
World's largest dry slope terrain park opened in December but the doors were closed by Waitangi Day.
Changes to council's building consent procedures are made, but the number of applications - and delays - grow.
Wicked Campers van signage about priests has been ruled offensive by the Advertising Standards Authority.
You'll soon be able to train 24-hours a day, 7-days-a-week in Central Otago.
The "Welcoming Communities" programme is key to the SoRDS goal of getting 10,000 people into Southland.
Seven years ago Angus and Di Woodhead drove into Cromwell in a caravan looking for work fruit picking. They ended up buying a cafe.
"It's been so horrendous," Queenstown Watersports boss says.
Bad weather is putting a damper on Invercargill City Councils plans turn Wachner Place into a food hub every Friday.