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Living in La La Land is a landmark Crux mini-documentary series looking at how new social and economic forces are re-shaping the Southern Lakes of New Zealand. Produced for Crux by Storyworks with funding from NZ On Air.
There's room for cautious optimism for the future of Lake Hayes
Is it too late for the Southern Lakes to respond to climate change?
We know we have a serious problem when hard working families, with multiple jobs, have to leave because Q'town is unaffordable.
Our Living in La La Land follow up to "Where did the snow go?"
Could our local ski industry be gone in 10 years? NZ Ski say they can make snow even when it's 25 degrees.
Lakeview is doomed to soon disappear - is it positive progress or the tragic loss of a special place?
How do we start to escape the social and economic risks of a tourism mono-culture?
Midwives and doctors claim the closure of the Lumsden Maternity Centre will cost lives
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you – there’s a flying boat on Lakes Whakatipu a…
Police have arrested two people, who sought to evade them after a stolen ve…
This is a shortened version of a feature article by Queenstown writer Peta …
A bay at Lowburn that’s home to a gigantic floating water park during summe…
Budget 2022 - At A Glance
Cost of living: $1b package
$814m for a $350 per…
Check out the latest episodes of Southern Lens, our award winning documentary series featuring the very best stories from around our region.
Produced in partnership with Two Bearded Men using funding from NZ on Air.