Southern Lens

Southern Lens is the latest Crux mini-documentary series featuring topical and important stories from Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell. Produced by Crux in partnership with Two Bearded Men made possible by funding from NZ On Air.

Southern Lens Archive

Cromwell Cares - A Love Story

There was a chain reaction in Cromwell when one person decided to help another during the Covid lockdown.

Project Phoenix - Meet the Winners

From over 100 entries, three category winners have been selected

A shattered dream - Queenstown's migrant workers

Do we have a responsibility to look after our redundant migrant workers? We ask the Mayor, the Chamber of Commerce - and the workers themselves.

Southern Lens - The importance of tourism staff

Our future tourism industry depends on good staff and good wages

Southern Lens - Happiness House

There's a place in Queenstown where it is Christmas every Friday.

Southern Lens - Baskets of Blessing

It's one of Queenstown's fastest growing charities, supplying food, gifts and love to anyone who needs it - right to their front door!

Wakaama - Queenstown's Cultural Bridge

Queenstown lacks cultural diversity, but one amazing woman, Frances Piacun is providing a bridge between Maori and European cultures.

Jules Tapper to the Rescue

He's an aviation pioneer with 59 years at the controls - and he keeps our local rescue choppers in the air.

1 2 3