Blue Kanu

Boycott appeal

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown restaurateur’s urging industry colleagues to boycott controversial American-owned food delivery giant, Uber Eats. The app-based company on Wednesday announced it’s launching in Queenstown, along with New Plymouth and Nelson, in early October, to extend its New Zealand...

Heroes hailed

By PHILIP CHANDLER Restaurant staff and a holidaying nurse are being praised for stepping up to the plate to revive a heart attack victim in Queenstown this week. An Aucklander in her mid-50s had been dining at Blue Kanu with her...

Artful shredders

By MATTHEW MCKEW Old snowboards are being given a new lease of life as canvases for artists to get creative with and raise money for charity. For a third year running, NZ Shred has teamed up with the Queenstown Arts Centre...
If business wasn't tough enough for Queenstown's hospo outlets before the Covid-19 closedown, it'll be far more on a knife-edge once lockdown ends even if there's less competition, with some operators not reopening. PHILIP CHANDLER talks to four long-time operators about how they'll...

Rent holidays called for

By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-time Queenstown restaurateur believes businesses like his that've been forced to close due to Covid-19 deserve a rent holiday "because our turnover is zero". Blue Kanu co-owner Grant Hattaway's suggesting they pay no rent for three months then,...
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