border closure

Remy making tracks

By PHILIP CHANDLER A top freeride mountain biker’s peddling Queenstown as the world’s best destination for his sport. Australian-raised 22-year-old Remy Morton — currently starring in Destination Queenstown’s ‘Flatten The Hill’ campaign — moved to the resort six summers ago and,...

Park climbs off the canvas

By GUY WILLIAMS The long-term survival of Queenstown’s only wildlife park looks more assured after a financial lifeline from the government. The Kiwi Birdlife Park on Brecon Street is one of 28 similar facilities around the country that’ll get a slice...

Language school mothballed

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's longest-running language school will go into hibernation next month after its last few students graduate. Language Schools New Zealand owner Guy Hughes says he had about 90 students before the Covid lockdown in March, another 30 students...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Even local business leaders aren't immune to job losses in this Covid-19-induced tourism crisis. Skyline Queenstown commercial manager Craig Douglas is among the 50 per cent-plus of Skyline Enterprises' 1200 or so staff made redundant across its New Zealand...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown mayor Jim Boult's delivered another warning about mental health issues arising from the Covid-19 crisis. Speaking at a function last Friday, marking the start of construction of Queenstown's first surgical hospital, he specifically addressed his remarks to Southern...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A test of a Queenstowner's mettle is pushing her into a new venture - masterclasses in wire sculpting. Lee van der Geest worked as a tourist guide with her husband Lee prior to the Covid-19 crisis, but she's...
Queenstown’s world famous for its adventure attractions.  Think Shotover Jet, bungy, rafting, skydiving ... the list goes on.  However, because the current Covid-19 pandemic's likely to mean New Zealand's borders don't reopen for a long time, this sector's in...
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement