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Shotover Primary getting ahead of the curve

Work's begun on the third and final stage of Queenstown's Shotover Primary School. Brosnan Construction has started on the earthworks for a 1428 square metre...

Alice’s ‘breakthrough’ win

Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson's sensational second World Cup win last weekend was a "breakthrough", a top coach says. Alice, 18, won the women's giant...

Resort catches coronavirus

A Queenstown businessman says he started the year believing the summer of 2020 would be the best ever for his business. Now he's having second...

Brazil comes to resort

It's carnival time! In February, a ripple of party fever spreads throughout Brazil for Queenstown, and its big Brazilian community, estimated at more than 2000,...

Dance school shock

In what one parent calls "a real bombshell", Queenstown's largest and longest-standing dance school shut shop this week. Anna Stuart, whose Queenstown School of Dance...

Long-distance ride in memory of sister

A Kingston man is gearing up to hop on his bike and ride the length of New Zealand in memory of his sister. Daniel Batchelor,...

Resort’s sketchy social stats

Just about everyone in Queenstown has heard a story about someone living in a car or in a tent, or someone quitting town entirely...

Hotel consortium’s property play

A New Zealand hotel consortium's bought a 2125 square metre development site in central Queenstown's Thompson Street. It's spending just over $4 million for three...

Sculptor hitting his straps at 85

At 85, award-winning sculptor Morgan Jones reckons he's getting better with age as he strives for elegance and balance in his monumental steel works. Guy Williams...

High-profile highway hotel

Work's started on the 120-room Sudima Queenstown hotel on a landmark site at the entrance to Frankton's Five Mile shopping centre, off State Highway 6. Designed...

New stamp on resort brand

Queenstown's tourism promotion organisation's repositioning the resort as 'the home of adventure'. In a rebranding exercise culminating with a free event on Coronet Peak next...

Lauder’s Wayfare farewell

Queenstown's biggest tourism company needs a new boss. Wayfare Group chief executive Richard Lauder - one of the most enduring faces in southern tourism -...
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