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12/02/2016

100% pure tourism crisis

Hotel alley: But Queenstown needs many more

Large tourist groups are snubbing New Zealand because of a Queenstown hotel shortage. The boss of an inbound tour company reveals groups unable to book accommodation at the resort are bypassing the country altogether. The senior manager, who asked not to be named, says: "I believe it will »»

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Rutting deers oust bikers

Rutting deers oust bikers

Horny stags have changed the route of the South Island's biggest cycle event - but another will run in its place. Queenstown's Tour de Wakatipu »»

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Drinks surge overwhelms winery

Drinks surge overwhelms winery

A Queenstown winery boss believes hour-long booze queues for Sunday's Fat Freddy's Drop gig weren't ideal but didn't detract from the "lovely »»

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Queenstown Business

Onwards and upwards at airport

Onwards and upwards at airport

Queenstown's balmy summer has helped keep the airport's costly infrastructure upgrade on schedule. The fast-growing airport is »»

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Queenstown Local Life

Lighting lanterns 'like throwing matches'

Lighting lanterns 'like throwing matches'

Using Chinese lanterns is like throwing live matches around and hoping nothing catches fire, the Otago Rural Fire Authority says. »»

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Queenstown Crime

Air bags crash driver banned

Air bags crash driver banned

A French woman who continued to drive after air bags deployed in a crash near Arrowtown last month has been banned from driving »»

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New cricket champs crowned

Queenstown's got a new Twenty/20 cricket champion - the first in six years.Arrowtown Massive have won five titles on the trot, but they were knocked out in the semis of this »»

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Winding up for champs challenge

Seventy disc golf Davids hope to conquer one Goliath in Queenstown this weekend.The New Zealand Disc Golf Championships begins at the par-61 Tucker Beach course tomorrow.And the par-five »»

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Coming Up EventsMovies

Country boy goes unplugged

Cam Scott’s latest single is Prayin’ Rain, but he’ll be hoping for good weather ahead of his outdoor Queenstown gig.In true farmer fashion he’s going to jump on the »»

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Bard in the Gardens

Bard in the Gardens

It’s Shakespeare – but not as you know it. Macbeth as a waiter with big aspirations, As You Like It, involving »»

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Most of the fish caught in our lakes and sea can be smoked. Whether they be blue cod and king fish from the sea, or rainbow trout and quinnat salmon from the lakes, all are great choices that can be used in this recipe. The tea, star anise ... »»