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McHugh book cooks up a storm

If there’s anyone you couldn’t accuse of being ‘PC’, it’s Margaret McHugh. Even if it might offend some sensitive souls, the one-time local deputy mayor...

Revealing Q’town’s Covid plan

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Planning's well advanced for positive Covid patients to isolate at home in Queenstown, and WellSouth is urging people not to panic over...

New Year’s Eve plans on hold

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Plans for Queenstown’s traditional New Year’s Eve party are in a ‘‘holding pattern’’. While the government’s signalled New Zealand will move to the...

Bunker’s challenging “facelift”

By TRACEY ROXBURGH One of Queenstown’s most iconic restaurants reopened late last week after a six-month, $1.5 million revamp, which has future-proofed it for the...

Connecting for a record

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A Queenstown immigration business and primary school have made the history books. Luv Immigration managing director Kay Luv says while it’s not an...

Top nosh

By TRACEY ROXBURGH White + Wong's Queenstown was on Tuesday night named New Zealand’s best restaurant at the Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence. The Good Group-owned...

Cheap deer visits for charity

Locals can enjoy a heavily-discounted visit to Queenstown’s Deer Park Heights this weekend to help provide Christmas presents to families and individuals in need. The...

GY farmer faces huge claim

By PHILIP CHANDLER An Auckland company’s suing an 83-year-old for $1.5 million in default interest over the blocked purchase of his farm near Glenorchy. In March...

Stonewood Homes settlement revealed

By RILEY KENNEDY Queenstown's mayor and another director of the failed Stonewood Homes Ltd settled legal action with a $3.5 million payment to its liquidators. Stonewood...

Pack rafter dies on river

By GUY WILLIAMS The friends of a Queenstown man who died in a rafting incident on the Caples River on Monday raised the alarm by...

“It’s inhumane”

By PHILIP CHANDLER A TERMINALLY-ill Queenstown chef can’t get an emergency visa home from Australia despite needing to return for urgent medical attention — a...

In Quest of a bounceback

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Another hotel’s just opened at Remarkables Park. Quest Queenstown, featuring 40 apartments, opened this month following a two-year build. Its franchise director Mark Williams says...
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