Brecon Street

By MATTHEW MCKEW Live sport’s getting a full-time home in Queenstown once things kick off at a new bar boasting 15 TV screens. Every kick, grunt and gear shift will be heard at The Locker Room Sports Bar, with co-owner Romain...

Muskets holding its fire

By PHILIP CHANDLER The owner of Queenstown’s Muskets and Moonshine restaurant/bar is hibernating his business to stop losing money. Chris Buckley, who also owns the resort’s still-thriving Pub on Wharf, says ‘‘we don’t want to put ourselves in a position, while...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown fireys are chuffed to bits with their newly-refurbished $4 million station on Isle Street. The vollies have been holed up in temporary accommodation in the back yard since September last year, with scaffolding and awnings covering the...

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...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Construction of a 61-room five-star Queenstown hotel, on the corner of Man and Brecon Streets, has been deferred due to the Covid-19-induced tourism slowdown. Lead developer, NZX-listed Augusta Capital, announced the deferral in a statement last week. The luxury...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Mini Golf's reopening for one last week, at reduced rates, with all admission money helping those affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Owner Nola Pratt had been going to pull the pin last month, after 27 years in...

Goodbye to an icon

After almost 35 years as an iconic steak and seafood restaurant in Queenstown Mall, Britannia is changing course. Operator Future Bars, which also owns Rhino's Ski Shack below, is closing it at the end of this month then turning it...
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