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Cunning plan for beer cannery

By MATTHEW MCKEW A Queenstowner's poised to launch the first Otago-based mobile beer canning service. Canadian-born local Wesley McAllister’s launching Loose Moose Canning Co, a subsidiary...

Resort hoteliers feel the pain

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown hotel owners took a bath last year, with occupancy and revenue plunging as the closed borders ravaged the sector. The latest Tourism...

Derailed trails back on track

By PHILIP CHANDLER Department of Conservation’s put a spoke in the wheels of planned Queenstown walking/cycle trail extensions — however, steps are underway to solve...

Lime’s two-year squeeze

By GUY WILLIAMS Downtown construction work means a six-month trial of Lime scooters in Queenstown could be two years away. A year after entering into a...

Arsenic alarm

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown rural landowners are on high alert over arsenic poisoning in their drinking water. Regional medical officer of health Susan Jack last month...

Going out with a bang

By MATTHEW MCKEW The year no one wants to remember — but we’ll never forget — will be sent out with a bang tonight in...

Secret entry wins film award

By MATTHEW MCKEW When a letter was handed to a Wakatipu High schooler in the pouring rain at Branches Camp he had no idea what...

Covid-born Q’town social enterprise stumps up

By GUY WILLIAMS A social enterprise born out of the Covid lockdown made its first charitable donation last Wednesday. Less than two months after it launched,...

Brews and BBQ

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Coronet Peak’s bringing together one of the best combos during a Kiwi summer — beer and barbecue — for a new event...

Local party pill peddler busted

By GUY WILLIAMS An Irishman’s looking at jail time after police found more than 2400 ecstasy pills at his Arthurs Point home. Keith Singleton, 30, was...

Croque monsieur with leftover Christmas ham

Christmas has been and gone and no doubt many of you will be stuck with a fridge-load of Christmas ham! I understand your predicament,...

Shaping up to Covid around the gardens

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown architect’s proposing a unique piece of temporary public art to mark Covid-19’s dramatic impact on the resort. Phillip Tytler’s ‘Covid-19 Pavilion’...
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