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Extra 150 carparks for park and ride

Queenstown Airport's new park and ride will have an extra 150 carpark spaces to ease traffic woes. The airport company – majority-owned by the local...

Council consents under the gun

Building consent processing times in Queenstown are going backwards again. Queenstown's building department has come under scrutiny in recent years for slow consent processing. It faced...

Emotions flow over Kingston Flyer sale

News of the Kingston Flyer’s sale has sparked tears and applause in the local community yesterday. There was a round of applause at long-time Flyer...

Trump book slapped with ad ban

Sales of a novel based on an attempted assassination on Donald Trump have been hamstrung by an Amazon ad ban, a newbie Queenstown author...

Fare go: Council makes bid for $2 bus fares

Two dollar bus fares could be on the way for the Wakatipu. Queenstown's council, the regional council and NZ Transport Agency are working on a...

Flyer back on track

A Wakatipu tourism icon that's been off the rails for four years is finally back on track. The vintage Kingston Flyer steam train has this...

‘Strong leads’ on pervert: cops

Cops are warning of a serial masturbator in Queenstown. Sergeant Steve Watt says the man has been seen by residents and tourists performing an "indecent act"...

‘Tourist’ driver footage goes viral

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Shocking footage of a driver repeatedly crossing the centre line on the country’s highest main road has been posted online. The dashcam footage was shot...

NZ trumps as a global lifeboat

An American convinced that New Zealand land is an attractive "apocalyptic hedge" for his rich countryfolk is putting his money where his mouth is. Retired...

Skifields’ $6m summer touch-up

Queenstown's skifields are getting a $6 million upgrade. NZSki, which operates The Remarkables and Coronet Peak in the resort, is forking out for a host...

A high-flyer who dared to dream

Queenstown's been built by entrepreneurs. One of the most colourful was Jock Freemantle, who died recently. Despite only living here for 17 years, till...

Life’s a Feast: Shredded chicken soba noodles with miso and chilli dressing

Adding shredded chicken to salads, soups, wraps and pasta can turn a light dish into a more substantial meal. Poaching chicken may evoke thoughts...
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