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Kiwibank's chief economist says conditions are ripe to splash out on Queenstown infrastructure. But Jarrod Kerr, in town last week to give a keynote speech at the three-day New Zealand Society of Actuaries conference, says it's up to locals whether expansion...

Restaurant changes course

New owners have breathed new life into one of Arrowtown's oldest restaurants. Following a $150,000 refurbishment during winter, The Stables was re-rated by Queenstown's council last Wednesday. It formerly had an 'adequate'-only 'C' rating, as noted by Mountain Scene last week,...

Kmart opens its doors

Queenstown's highly anticipated Kmart store's finally opened, after weeks of delays and building blunders. Hundreds of bargain hunters were on site to get their fix from 8am today, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store, part of the $100 million first stage...
Shoppers eagerly awaiting the delayed opening of Queenstown's new Kmart store will be allowed to fill their trolleys tomorrow, according to the retail chain. The store, which is part of the $100 million first stage of the Queenstown Central retail development...

Legal name change

A resort lawyer's changing his firm's name to the simplest name for a Queenstown law firm – Queenstown Law. Russell Mawhinney, who's practised in town since 2002, started his property and business firm, Mawhinney & Co, four years ago, but...

Queenstown Inc rallies round

Local businesses and individuals have "spoiled rotten" a cancer-stricken five-year-old and her Northland family holidaying in Queenstown. Charlie Powell is fighting a rare grade 4 brain cancer and has already endured three surgeries and radiation treatment in less than two...
There was a moment when I wondered if it was wise to eat before taking on iFLY. I'm not a skydiving virgin – I leapt out of a plane to celebrate my 21st birthday – but I wasn't expecting the...

Booze licence lost

Queenstown's Church Street Night 'n Day (below) can't sell booze after October 5. The council's district licensing committee refused the store's new owner an off-licence last September, ruling it needed to be a grocery store to sell takeaway liquor but...

Strike a pose

QUEENSTOWN entrepreneur Tuki Huck is giving snow-lovers the chance to 'freeze time' in 3-D with his company's new invention. FREEZETiME boss Huck launched the company's new panoramic photo booth at Coronet Peak skifield base building last week. It uses 20 digital...

Five years of scares

Queenstown's house of horrors is celebrating five years of scares by getting ready to terrify a new town. Shotover Street business Fear Factory recently notched up half a decade of scaring the bejesus out of people. The people behind the frights...
Dave Marsh's picture frames grace walls around the world. The Queenstowner tells Philip Chandler how he eventually found his calling and how he stays at the top of his game framing artworks. In his early 20s, Dave Marsh was "bored...
Aucklanders now hold all but one of the seats on the Queenstown Airport Corporation board. The board will be led by the sole remaining Queenstown-based member, lawyer Prue Flacks. Queenstown's mayor Jim Boult announced the changes yesterday. Flacks replaces John Gilks,...
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