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By MATTHEW MCKEW There's a new experience in Queenstown and it’s a ‘wunderkammer’, or wonder chamber, for observing the natural world. Church Street’s Flora Fauna’s a new gallery/store featuring everything from floristry to taxidermy. Owner Meredith Parkin, a former art teacher, has...
The economic benefits of tourism are often celebrated and the tourist sector regularly pats itself on the back for being a mainstay of the economy. But for some time now Queenstown’s been obsessed with growth, totally forgetting to ask who...

Bid to close biodiversity loop

By GUY WILLIAMS The Glenorchy Community Association’s hoping to nab $700,000 in Jobs for Nature funding for a project designed to address the township’s wellbeing issues as well as its biodiversity goals. If the application’s successful, the ‘Glenorchy Eastern Biodiversity Corridor’...

Greenies’ talkfest cancelled

By GUY WILLIAMS The Whakatipu Conservation Celebration planned for tonight at the Kiwi Birdlife Park has been knocked on the head because of the elevated Covid alert level earlier this week. But one of the speakers lined up for the event,...
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