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Trapping work to continue with $223,000 funding injection
Queenstown 'Green Drinks' to head outdoors
Remarkable Theatre brings 'Sitcoms' to Queenstown Gardens
Community board continues 'share with us' sessions
Organisers reveal 2024 mountain film and book festival details
Topp Twins to lead lineup at Wānaka A&P Show
Debbie visits - Bavarian
New adult horse riding group for Wānaka
Eight southern mates to tee off for a great cause
Wānaka launches its own Monopoly game
Cromwell puckers up for cherry-spitting champs
Debbie visits: The Grain Lab
Last chance to visit Hāwea's Christmas wonderland
New Queenstown 'Women's Shed' receives funding boost
Last chance for Wao transport survey
Student advocacy leads to improved accessibility at MAC
Wānaka's kickboxing sisters head to Portugal World Champs
Wānaka's luge trailblazer gears up for world champs
Book celebrates kai and connection in Queenstown Lakes
Queenstown Lakes beats Auckland to second spot on country's most creative places list
Community ideas invited for Wānaka's Lismore Park and Peninsula Bay Reserve
Wao invites people behind the scenes in eco-inspired Glenorchy
Lake Hayes A&P show adopts zero-waste target
Queenstown to light up for Diwali festival celebrations
'Skip Netflix' to be inspired by Wao's climate change talks
Countdown to Queenstown Marathon is on
MAC celebrates students committed to Arts, Service and te ao Māori
Wao Summit deals to 'one of most pressing issues of our time'
E-bike fest ready to ride into Arrowtown for Labour Weekend
Debbie visits: Cromwell audiologist Melanie Mackenzie
ORC to bring conservation conversation to Wānaka
Debbie visits: Erik's Fish and Chips
Award-winning composer to head up At the World’s Edge Festival
Ripe returns to Wānaka with Black Seeds to headline
Rodger Fox and King Kapisi bring jazz and rap jam to Queenstown
Photos wanted for new Cromwell Bike Park toilets
Debbie visits: Hustl
'Have-a-go' day planned for Wānaka's finished Mitre 10 conversion
E-bike festival Cyclorama to roll into Arrowtown for second year
Debbie visits: Chenin Madden
Queenstown Writers Festival back with in-between year treat
Queenstown pupils to virtually explore Sir Ed’s Antarctic hut
MAC’s $33.5m redevelopment officially opens
Debbie visits: Crêpe&Snow
Tech alert for wildfire risk to be trailed in Queenstown Lakes
Wānaka's Biketober gets ready to roll
Arrowtown - is this NZ's most beautiful small town?
Patagonia's Hazelnut Cremino crowned country's best ice cream
Community kai: talking all things food at Wānaka Library
MAC students shine at regional science fair
Seniors treated to surprise care packages
QLDC calls for input on Glenorchy airstrip's future
5 days, 5 ways: Challenge set for Southern Lakes
Making a safe home for endangered kākāriki in Fiordland
New website 'go-to' for all things creative
WAI Wānaka seeks new chair
Food for Love expands with two new team members
TSS Earnslaw: It's just a drill!
Cromwell ready to light up winter this weekend
Progress continues on Wānaka roading projects
Pasta Cafe set to serve good food and winter warmth again
Lake Hāwea environmental groups join forces for greatest impact
Cromwell raises $30,000 to fight healthcare's postcode inequity
History tiles back in Wānaka from next week
QLDC gives half a million dollars to local events organisers
Leading the way with youth mental health first aiders
Carol's Cardrona food truck honours local character
Free dance, art classes for Queenstown's Te Atamira
Wānaka's 'Round Ruby' row draws colourful crowd
Scottish rockers Simple Minds to headline Gibbston concert
Keen climber investigates indoor wall for Cromwell
Matariki celebrations around Queenstown Lakes
Entries open for best in business awards
Waka Kotahi issue Otago snowfall warnings
School Holidays - Snow approaching from the South
Eden Hore collection gifted with three new garments
Queenstown scoops multiple awards at 2023 Hospitality Awards For Excellence
QLDC pleased about new Unique Emissions Factor
Local students excel in Northern Hemisphere snow sports season
​Amended Roading Bylaw in place
Local church flips the script with celebration of doubt
Tramping river safety advice endorsed by coroner after drownings
Join the community conversation on arts, culture and heritage
Important reminder to burn dry firewood this winter
New artworks turn Central Otago streetscapes into galleries
Sustainable Trails Conference coming to Central Otago
NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival a true community event
Council welcomes future-focused report
Rental prices hit a new record high
Winter dip on our shortest day for ocean health
NZ's chance to shine as 1.2 billion football fans eye up Aotearoa
NZ’s first passive office opens in Wānaka
Celebrating the volunteers who safeguard a generation
Community asked to suggest potential future urban development sites
NZ Mountain Film Festival brings awarding-winning Kiwi-made films to the adventure capital
Pilot ORC earthworks event in Queenstown successful
Free bus rides for children from 1 July
12 named as finalists in the Otago Inspirational Woman Awards
Budding entrepreneurs to receive a head start with Startup NZ education scholarships
New kerbside collection update - getting the show on the road
Protecting Central Otago's galaxiids from ‘slide into extinction’
Building cultural awareness a strategic priority for MAC
National Volunteer Week - shining a light on volunteers across Aotearoa
Winter festival lighting up Central Otago
Queenstown-Lakes on "Wishlist" as pet holidays surge this winter
Queenstown athlete all set for 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships
Community pool may benefit from proposed funding reallocation
RCCNZ assists helicopter with engine failure
Winter 2023 Otago and Southland: Simple tips to stay safe
Local ski fields extend foundation initiative to benefit adaptive skiers
International violin competition returns this King's Birthday Weekend
WAI Wānaka receives $20,000 funding boost
Boost for Queenstown’s women in business with new support network
Whakatipu Community Hub Trust appoints Hamish Wilton as interim chair
Gibbston Valley Winery summer concert coincides with Waitangi
Greg Durand wins 2023 Central Otago Young Grower Of The Year
Police seek witnesses to Central Otago assault
Council invites expressions of interest for Climate Reference Group Chair
Social and emergency services the focus of first CLT grants round
Central Otago street art celebrates diversity
32 groups funded $536k for environmental projects
Moving Day: the annual dairy cow migration
Community gives Council high marks on service requests
Queenstown regular bus service resumes 1 June
Connecting Communities fund seeks winter mental wellbeing initiatives
Tap turning on new water supply just weeks away
NASA balloon captures colliding Antennae Galaxies
Aspiring Gymsports to celebrate 21st with keys to new home
New mental wellbeing navigator appointed for Central Lakes region
Wānaka to be immortalised in Monopoly board game
Names of winter road trucks revealed
Cromwell driver wins 2023 International Rally Of Whangārei
ORC launches comprehensive Earthworks Guide for developers
Wānaka Airport businesses generate $69.6 million, launch new website
Otago Community Hospice opens hub in Cromwell
Cold outbreak to ease by the weekend
Otago Community Hospice found in every corner of Otago
Amazing science imagery from Wānaka's NASA balloon
Red Bridge to close for maintenance
'LUMAbility' makes event accessible to everyone
Cracking season on the cards as Opening Weekend looms
Second mobile classroom purchased by local education charity
Cromwell College student selected in NZ Secondary Schools team
From pioneering mountaineer to award-winning author
‘Southern Way’ to inspire visitation across eight southern regions
Everyone welcome at tree planting to commemorate coronation of His Majesty King Charles III
Wānaka based indie production company finds its new vibe
Chance to name grit and CMA trucks kicks off winter road safety campaign
Central Otago community steps up to support Vanuatu
Newcomer Leadership Scholarship recipients announced
Otago builders back with another gold from international gin awards
Five diverse environmental reports tabled
Report reveals high risk of extinction to Otago reptiles
Matariki Arrowtown Lights returns for second year
Number of poor air quality instances in 2022 almost halves
Consultation countdown for community plans - close 1 May 2023
Public ownership of land on Mount Iron nears completion
Finalists named for local sports awards
2023 ANZAC Day services throughout the district
​Additional water sampling costs built into future planning
Wānaka A&P Show donates $30,000 to cyclone relief
The 2023 Wao Film Festival: Regeneration for Generations
Open Day for Albert Town Lagoon – a chance to discover the part you play
Funding available to support community driven waste minimisation initiatives
Top talent to appear at Lake Wānaka Centre
First female pro driver appointed for racing circuits
Young performers take to the sky to entertain in Wānaka
NASA set to fly two giant balloons from Wānaka
Discussions with communities on land and water plan flow well
'Trail lovers' campaign for Queenstown Trails
Queenstown and Auckland in tour in the USA
The new cargo eBike making travel in the Wakatipu free and easy
Native tree planting day at Whitechapel Reserve
Entries now open for the Monster Children Film Awards
Trust sets $9.45 million grants budget for new financial year
Community asked to share an idea for the future
Council funding available for local events to boost their ‘wow factor’
Central Lakes mental health crisis support service launches
Nominations open for Central Otago Sports Awards
International and local speakers set to wow festival audiences
Catchment groups’ report reflects community collaboration
Arrowtown autumn planting days
Free community events to fill Wānaka CBD
The countdown is on for the Arrowtown Autumn Festival
Early bird entry discount for Merino Muster cross country ski race
Air quality monitoring upgrades at six sites
Medals for local cheesemaker at NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2023
Have your say in Council's service request survey
Farmers workshops for intensive winter grazing
Four new laptops for Otago Community Hospice team
Local duo hit the road, Pork Pie style
Whakatipu Reforestation Trust Celebrates 2022 Achievements
Lake Hāwea Community prepares for the worst
Young Wānaka cyclist hits high note at Le Race
Town Centre street upgrades tell local stories
Frankton Fire Brigade marks 50th with open day
Ironman athlete Jamie Smith “blown away” by support
A new community space for Wānaka youth takes shape
Fantastic free counselling offer
Preschool gala to raise funds for North Island kids
Two leadership scholarships on offer to newcomers
What local groups are doing to help native wildlife and flora flourish
QLDC to consider draft Annual Plan 2023-24
Public feedback sought on fee increases
ECO grants provide the opportunity to enhance environment
$50k boost for autumn mental wellbeing initiatives across the Southern Lakes
Fire restrictions for Otago Lakes until further notice
Improvements on the way for Hawthorne Drive
Colourful new mural for Queenstown Events Centre
South Island Secondary School Rowing Regatta
Headlight and Mountain Club collaborate to support business mental health
Get Hip Hop Fit in Queenstown
Local food charity seeks two board members
QLDC asking for ratepayer input from late March
Expo set to attract model train enthusiasts
Local business offering free guided hiking
Food for Love supporting cyclone volunteers
Trail riders, Wānaka schools need you!
Wānaka cyclists on Milford Mountain Classic podium
Massive mahi at McNulty Inlet
Wānaka teens set sail for RS Feva Champs
View Cromwell’s new hall through VR goggles
Water restrictions in Arthurs Point, Lake Hāwea and Luggate lifted
REFASHION - a fashion show cut differently
Free digital help drop-in sessions at Queenstown Library
Warning for Hāwea and Clutha River users
Celebrate International Women's Day and embrace equity
Nominations close this week for Arrowtown-Kawarau Ward by-election
Local instructors needed for NZ’s first youth Mental Health First Aid Aotearoa programme
Lots happening around the district for Parks Week 2023
New group guides warm welcome for Upper Clutha newcomers
Community dog walks to set tails wagging in Queenstown and Wānaka
Local students and teachers thriving in college's new $33.5m learning spaces
ANZ keeping Central Otago netballers on the court
Wānaka schools to pool active travel route underway
Police drills taking place on Ladies Mile
Relay For Life set for March
Local councils 'adopt' cyclone-hit communities to help
Subsidised counselling on hold due to funding uncertainty
Fundraising Event for communities impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle
New trustees hit the ground running approving 21 grants
Top local student attends national science and technology forum
Volunteers vital for restoring native biodiversity of Whakatipu Basin
Multiple tree removal requests open for public feedback
All New Zealanders encouraged to participate in 2023 Census
Wānaka A&P Show supporting farming communities in need
Helping the helpers for good mental health for seniors
Champion effort from Wānaka cyclists at Nationals
Iconic local business supports grassroot sporting talent
Libraries to host speed dating for book lovers
Big fundraising garage sale a first for Arrowtown
Seminars assist incorporated societies navigate significant changes
Council removes barrier to progress Arrowtown affordable housing
Connecting Communities funding opens for autumn wellbeing initiatives
Local art on display as new creative space celebrated
Manage guilt and keep a passion for fashion
Q'town Friendship Drives wants help getting people out and about
New multicultural mural for Central Otago
QLDC lifts district‐wide water restrictions
Challenge Wānaka 2023 set to feature over 70 elite athletes
Community board invites locals to drop-in talk sessions
Epic mountain bike race returns bigger than ever
Blue Stories Project comes to Wānaka
Dr Compost clinics in Queenstown and Wānaka
Onsite electrical repair day at Wastebusters
Rave at The Cave to celebrate new youth centre
Aotearoa's first ever Fluker Post comes to Wānaka
Water users urged to use resource more efficiently
Double threat: A real estate agency to watch out for
Funding boost for local age friendly projects
Twilight Opera returns with a spectacular new venue
Successful weekend for dedicated Wānaka rowers
Central's speedway hits the high notes
Screenwriters’ residency returns to boost district’s film sector
Wānaka Festival of Colour announces top acts coming to town
Wānaka's water guardians need new board member
Money up for grabs to get young people moving
Theatre comes to Queenstown Gardens
Wānaka teen cyclist takes top spot at national event
Young local riders headed for Morocco
Easily identify all NZ plants, animals and fungi with new app
Central Otago battle of Sprintcar youth vs experience
New CEO for Central Lakes Trust
Informed locals sought to join climate reference group
Young local Māori leaders sought for national programme
Wānaka and Queenstown host Teddy Bears Picnics this weekend
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott takes career first win at LAAX Open Slopestyle World Cup
Lace up! Refreshed Wānaka Tracks App launched
Kids aged 2-6 invited to take part in mini triathlon events
Central Lakes mental health crisis support service launch delayed
Vintage fire truck returned to Cromwell by volunteer fire brigade, Highlands
Excitement builds ahead of the 107th Lake Hayes Show
Where to find mental health support this holiday season
Rhythm and Alps party-goers give back to community fund
Top 10 Tips for Cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail this Summer
Career best results for Wānaka teens at Halfpipe World Cup
Kingpin's got everything sorted for fun this summer - including locals' pricing
New two-lane Beaumont Bridge on track for 2023 opening
Red Frogs top 10 tips for New Years in Central
Mt Iron's almost Wānaka's, but public must keep to tracks
Expressions of interest invited for new Wanaka Airport Liaison Committee Chair
Wānaka teen cyclist on road to success
Upper Clutha Sports Community Trust winds up
Wānaka alpine skier on the podium in St Moritz
Local libraries: don't ditch reading these holidays
Old for new at lifejacket swaps for locals
Check, clean, dry: Lake users asked to play part
App helps keep trampers safe in Otago backcountry
Hāwea songwriter performs new Kiwi Christmas anthem
Airport reopens park and ride as terminal parks fill up
Helicopters help with Aspiring Hut's major upgrade
The Pacific comes to Central for early Christmas lunch
Efforts to control lakeweed underway in Central Otago
Shelve your library fines this Christmas
Glendhu Bluffs permanent fire restrictions in force
Kids' bike park gets a major makeover
Will talent-loaded field return South Island Champion title to Cromwell?
Cromwell rallies to help sick and struggling whānau
Makarora opens doors on first fire station
$52k boost for Southern Lakes mental wellbeing initiatives this summer
America's cup chaser turns rescue vessel for Wānaka
Ray White Wānaka needs help to spread Christmas cheer
Whakatipu teen takes out top award at military camp
Cromwell revs up for first truck show
Wānaka women doing good honoured in inaugural awards
Inspiring champion triathlete coming to Wānaka for inclusive event
Business profile: Pivoting towards new ways of business
Central Lakes Trust invests in region's youth in latest funding round
National GO Week encourages adventures in big, beautiful backyard
Stay clear - toxic Cyanobacteria in Butchers Dam
Ziptrek Locals’ Day fundraises $7,225 for Sustainable Queenstown
Cromwell serves up tasty fare as Eat.Taste.Central winners confirmed
The 'Super Bowl' of the mountain biking world back this summer
Bike Glendhu Jump Jam kicks off this weekend
New art gallery opens in Cromwell
ANZ removes barriers to cricket for Queenstown 10 year old
One week left to nominate your community champions for $4,000
Young Queenstown tennis star wins place at ASB Classic
Wānaka teens challenged to think global, act local
Rainbow Run kicks off Summerdaze
A butcher and the birth of speedway
Film showcases poetry tour on two wheels
Now's the time to join the repair revolution
Mystery judges choose Central food finalists
Wānaka meeting to cover the concerns of modern parents
New local mental health crisis support service to launch
Crux – big growth and a big change. Win $4,000!
Social media 'inspirer' Ethically Kate in Queenstown for writers festival
Boots and all for mental health at Cromwell speedway
Pop-up libraries and outdoor games to kickstart Summerdaze
$148,000 to help connect elderly to care and community
Biggest ever field at the OSM Challenge Wānaka Multi
Wellbeing support to help reconnect Upper Clutha seniors
Squeamish clean-up jobs suit Cromwell's Tania Renfree
Queenstown duck race benefits local air rescue trust
Central Otago Wine and Food showcase returns to Wānaka
Exam success for young Queenstown performers
Cromwell teachers play matchmaker for pupils and businesses seeking staff
Queenstown Diwali Night is back after two years
Ziptrek invites locals to zip for charity
Young leaders explore where the past meets the present
The wheels are turning on Biketober
Business profile: Gaurav Kumar, problem solver
Pain-free bike travel a winner for Arrowtown e-bike festival organiser
Queenstown Writers Festival to give back by sharing books with Happiness House
People power needed to cloak Cromwell hill in natives
Local petrolhead smokes the competition at Cromwell burnout contest
Upper Clutha's first public transport trial ready to roll
Queenstown's migrants set to share stories of struggle and dreams for the future
'Borrow' a human to hear their story at Wānaka Library
Kingston Flyer back on track after decade's break
Woolshed to showcase film by 11 year old set in 1930s Otago
Queenstown backcountry helps young Kiwis channel spirit of polar exploration
Remarkable Theatre's 'Gone to Seed' is one to see
Four years for the Kate Moetaua Foundation
Half marathon a sell-out as Queenstown Marathon returns
Detours return as work continues on Cromwell roundabouts, underpass
Cromwell actor turns playwright for 'dark Kiwi comedy'
Chorus lets local artists bring colour to public utility
Big-name Kiwi writers secured for Queenstown festival
Cromwell's James Dicey honoured at Central Otago wine awards
Young artists invited to get people voting with poster competition
Jive and Thrive to get people dancing for good cause
Gibbston concert back with ZZ Top to headline
WAI Wānaka receives share of $8m project funding
Lifeguards wanted as pools forced to reduce hours
Cromwell 8-year-old at it again with epic ski challenge for charity
Hāwea's environmental superhero launches new music video
Thousands gather to light up winter
Wao festival programme launched: focus on small changes, collective impact
Cromwell to Light Up Winter this weekend
Kerbside collection of organic waste set for Central Otago
ITM Southern Lakes steps in to support Wānaka Community Workshop
Funds available for local winter wellbeing initiatives
International cricket to return to Queenstown this year
Kids as cargo: New e-bike trial scheme for Q'town whānau
Photo of the Day winner: Photos help families make memories
Māori Film Festival confirmed for Arrowtown's Matariki celebration
Homophobia, social media, and being bored: Wānaka teens tell all
Hunting, hospo and trades - hearing loss preventable, expert says
Voting begins for May's Photo of the Day
The 'bookseller at the end of the world' to speak at Q'town festival
Wānaka teens to lead community kōrero at library
Cafes to play host to free wellbeing workshops for small businesses
Builders' boost helps community volunteers turn waste around
Global environmental moves filter down to Queenstown dealership
Photo of the Day winner: 'The light was just magical'
Crux Photo of the Day is Live!
School concerts and master classes bring music to life
New workshop to help dads-to-be get mentally fit
Third time’s the charm for community gala, hopefully
Glasses or contact lenses? Sweet as. Hearing aids? Yeah, nah
Funds needed so whānau can access help for learning challenges
Start nominating for Central Otago Sports Awards
Give skateboarding a go at free drop-in sessions
Thursday: 10 deaths, 1220 new southern Covid cases
$120,000 available from QLDC’s Waste Fund
Trust to be guardians of Central's dark skies
SDHB seeks volunteers to help healthcare workers
Long-distance backcountry bike loop ready to open
Wānaka builder to scale nine Everests for mental health
A record month for Crux - and we launch Photo of the Day!
Local Tongan community calls for donations
ORC: $470,000 available for community projects
QLDC: $3.6m budget for Ladies Mile community hub
Cromwell real estate agent beats big guns to win award
Christchurch Airport gifts $20,000 to Tarras School
Millbrook stages event to support pro golfers
Wānaka wine festival goes virtual
New girls football programme for Wānaka
Crux launches new community service
Winning screenwriters to showcase district to world
Challenge Wānaka events cancelled for 2022
More Gold for Wānaka snow sports stars
Cromwell orchard donates cherries to charity
Lake Hayes A&P show cancelled for January 2022
$2 million sports club revamp for Cromwell
New principal picked for Cromwell Primary
The Earnslaw may go electric