business owners

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Shattered windows, lost stock, closed footpaths and near-constant noise. Two months after the start of Queenstown’s CBD upgrade beginning, the length of Beach Street, some business owners are already tearing their hair out. While all spoken to by Mountain...

It’s closing time

By GUY WILLIAMS Three long-time downtown Queenstown business owners say the next six months will determine the fate of many like them. One’s closing his restaurant for good, another says he’s staring at a ‘‘bloody long autumn’’, while the third predicts...

Ahoy there, Coastguard

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's taken 11 years and a few battles, but Coastguard Queenstown is finally ready to open its new base. The official opening for the Coastguard Queenstown Marine Rescue Centre’s planned for tonight — organisers were busy last week...
There's a reason Parting Shots aren’t a weekly occurrence. We kinda feel it’s best to wait till you get itchy fingers (aka blind rage) before you put phalanges to keyboard. And by jingos am I there. For nigh on 12 months I’ve...
Darren Lovell’s ‘Your Word’ piece (MS, Nov 26) sure created a stir. Darren raised a valid concern about the future of our town, and indeed the wider district, if we don’t get any international visitors back soon. Some of the responses...

Hospo warning

By MATTHEW MCKEW A looming disaster faces Queenstown as working holiday visas expire and the government pushes the remaining foreign workers into the fields, with golden ticket extensions for horticulture. Unemployment may have leapt up in the resort, but bars and restaurant owners...
Anna Mickell is the CEO of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, co-owner of The Health Media and a lover of literary legends, like Shakespeare and Dr Seuss March 26 (Day 1, Level 4). I was asked by Mountain Scene to write...
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