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Bean counters discipline thief

A Queenstown accountant who stole more than $12,000 from two bowling organisations has been suspended by his professional body. Eric Lee was suspended on an...

Peregrine signs US deal

Central Otago wine maker Peregrine Wines is on the verge of a significant distribution deal which will mean its wines being distributed throughout the...

Agency to build flagship HQ

Queenstown's largest real estate agency is getting into the property business. BayleysLocations has lodged a resource consent application to build a $5.5 million, two-level "flagship"...

For Hayes a jolly good fellow

Queenstown Rotary has handed out a prestigious award to the stalwart of a rival service club. Local Lions Club member and former president Simon Hayes...

Buyers weigh Lake Hayes’ Graze

Lake Hayes Estate's sole bar and restaurant is on the market. Graze was opened by Hamish and Jana MacPherson in December 2014 after the couple moved...

Book fells myths on pine ‘pests’

Surely everyone accepts that wilding pines are a pest that need exterminated at almost any cost? Try telling that to ex-Queenstowner Jim Childerstone. He discusses his newly-released book,...

Life’s a Feast: Pho Ga – fragrant chicken soup

The weather is cooling, but most of us are still clinging to what's left of summer. I have therefore created a recipe to bridge the...

Fun day’s serious aim

Queenstown Primary School fundraiser will help pay for specialist teachers. This Sunday's annual fair will be used for a literacy and numeracy programme, buying devices...

Parking ban on way

Work to install barriers and no-stopping signs on Queenstown's Kawarau Road could get cracking before winter. But it all depends on how well the council's...

Rising from the rubble

A new five-star designer hotel in central Queenstown is expected to be completed in October. Construction is well underway on QT Queenstown – part of...

Kennedys jet off

Leading Queenstown tourism personality David Kennedy and his family are leaving town. The former Destination Queenstown boss is Ngai Tahu Tourism's southern regional head honcho...

Billionaire’s $24m buy

New Zealand's richest man has splashed about $24 million on a Queenstown holiday home - the resort's first eight-figure residential property deal. Mountain Scene understands...
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