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Fingers crossed

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is rumoured to be making an imminent announcement regarding working holiday and supplementary seasonal employer (SSE) visas. While details are scant, Mountain Scene understands INZ may announce SSE visa holders can move to working holiday visas,...

Quail Rise fracas

By PHILIP CHANDLER Sparks are flying over how a section got split into two in Queenstown’s Quail Rise when subdivision’s not allowed in the suburb. Caught in the crossfire are Queenstown’s council, for allowing the subdivision, and developer David Broomfield, who...

Council loses Wanaka case

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The High Court’s upheld an application to judicially review Queenstown’s council’s decision to grant a long-term lease of Wanaka Airport to Queenstown Airport Corporation. The lease was challenged by the Wanaka Stakeholders Group, which applied to the High...

City Hall’s promise

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's council says demolition of the Queenstown Memorial Centre won’t happen until an alternative venue is secured. City Hall’s applied to the government for resource consent and a notice of requirement for its arterials project under the Covid-19...

Sanctuary’s blow

By GUY WILLIAMS The consortium behind a $30 million plan to eradicate or intensively control predators across a vast swathe of the Queenstown Lakes district is back to square one after a series of funding setbacks. The Southern Lakes Sanctuary, unveiled in...

First sailing scholar named

By MATTHEW MCKEW The voyage of a lifetime awaits a Wakatipu High School student thanks to a Queenstown construction firm. Zoe Crawford’s been selected for a Spirit of Adventure 10-day development trip, which will see her join up with 39 other...
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