buses

THERE’S a bloody big elephant stampeding through the streets of Queenstown and no one, it seems, can see it. And if someone doesn’t do something soon, that bloody big elephant is going to smash our streets to smithereens. Our elephant, the...
In a milestone that flew under the radar, Queenstown’s NZONE Skydive — currently in a tailspin due to border closures — recently turned 30. Original co-owner and general manager Robynne Williams and current gm Clark ‘Scotty’ Scott reflect on...

Iconic attraction’s back

By TRACEY ROXBURGH After 11 long years, the gates to Queenstown’s Deer Park Heights will lift again for the public from next week. The iconic Peninsula Hill, at Kelvin Heights, has been in the Mee family since the 1960s and, till 2009,...

Tree-mendous day planned

By PHILIP CHANDLER If we’re back to Alert Level 1 by September 21, Jardine Park will host one of Queenstown’s biggest ever community planting days. Under the ‘Stars programme’, introduced to Wakatipu High this year, more than 350 students from Years...
At 13 years old, I watched with excitement as the AJ Hackett crew tested their bungees outside our house on Thompson Street. They tied cables to a power pole and a ute, and accelerated. I remember getting weighed in a creaky...

New bus stops for CBD

Three new bus stops are planned for Queenstown's Stanley Street, as moves to create a new bus hub pick up pace. Fluent Solutions, a consultancy firm representing NZ Transport Agency, has revealed details of the new hub in a letter...
Queenstown's downtown boss is blasting the council for turning Camp Street into a bus station to accommodate the new $2 buses. "It is going to be chaos," DowntownQT general manager Steve Wilde says. With the much-anticipated $2 buses hitting the streets...
Some years ago I watched a famous American actress being interviewed on American television. She was asked about bus travel and, in an animated American accent, responded: "Honey, as far as I'm concerned, if a man has to travel on...
A distraught Queenstowner's at her wits' end over noise from idling buses – and fears the extended $2 service will worsen matters. A bus stop just six metres from Krista Baker's bedrooms is the terminus for the Fernhill service. She says...

Jim Boult: Buses a first step

OPINION: The saying goes that "all good things come to those who wait", and I am pleased to share with you that we have a commitment from the Otago Regional Council (ORC) to start the new $2 bus service...
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