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29/04/2016

Costs force family out

Struggling: Single-wage family can't cope in resort

Surviving in Queenstown on one wage has become impossible for a young couple and their 10-month-old baby.In an attempt to make ends meet Liam and Mikaela (not their real names) and their baby have moved 45 minutes out of town - to Garston.Since their son was born they have been living off »»

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Fast builds bring risks

Fast builds bring risks

A housing watchdog says the pace of development in Queenstown is leaving homes at risk of shoddy workmanship.Home Owners and Buyers Association »»

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Ghetto fears over worker accommodation

Ghetto fears over worker accommodation

A business heavyweight is pooh-poohing a potential apartment-building rush under proposed fast-tracked zoning close to central Queenstown.And »»

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Queenstown Business

Quake-fix for housing

Quake-fix for housing

Shipping containers should be brought in to temporarily house Queenstown workers, a veteran local hotelier says. Goldridge Resort »»

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Queenstown Local Life

Mountain Scene's #PleaToKey

Mountain Scene's #PleaToKey

Dear John Key, Thanks for arranging that deal last week to get 10,000 Chinese to visit us in 2018. That's a great incentive for »»

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Queenstown Crime

Tourist's spit-vom-swing 'shocker'

Tourist's spit-vom-swing 'shocker'

A United States tourist who spat blood, vomit and phlegm at cops in the Queenstown police station had taken prescription »»

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Bulls primed for mighty Maggots

Bulls primed for mighty Maggots

Arrowtown Premiers rugby coach Richie Anderson quips that his team's looking forward to playing 'Team Hore' at the »»

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Welsh whippet whips record

Welsh whippet whips record

Queenstowner Hywel Dinnick didn't go into the Routeburn Classic endurance race with a plan.His strategy worked.The »»

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Coming Up EventsMovies

A'Court brings A-game

A'Court brings A-game

Michele A'Court thinks it's “wrong” to have expectations of her stand-up comedy show Stuff I Forgot to Tell »»

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Bright lights for opening night

Bright lights for opening night

Outrageous Fortune star Shane Cortese is joining WinterFest's opening party line-up.Cortese and the 8-Track band will crank »»

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