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By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown brother and sister are agents for a new digital currency they believe local businesses can only benefit from. Qoin, which started in Australia early last year, allows buyers and sellers to interact without any fees. For businesses...
LAST week I moved to Fernhill, and the walk from Mountain Scene HQ to my new home’s been a perfect reminder of why I left London. Long gone are the smelly, hot days of the tube and now, thankfully, so...

Fleet of cabs goes high-tech

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown cab company’s taken advantage of the Covid-19 lockdown to bring its technology right up to the minute. The resort’s Corporate Cabs franchisee Ian Paterson says the company’s national owners originally planned to roll out new systems throughout...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH An Arrowtown pastor’s set himself a target of being back on the slopes at 100% next season after a ‘‘freak accident’’ at Coronet Peak on July 25 left him with two large metal rods in his hip...
By PHILIP CHANDLER The same week the government's introduced a Covid-19 digital diary, "world-first" contact tracing technology is about to be rolled out in Arrowtown. Three Queenstown software entrepreneurs are behind tech startup 'presence', which detects when someone's close to any premises,...
Three mates are on a mission to get bums on seats in Queenstown pubs and eating spots during quiet times, while giving punters bargain deals on food and drinks in return. Queenstowners Rich Deane, Danny Sykes and James Apicella dreamed...
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