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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,...

Beer plans crafted

Queenstown beer lovers are in for a treat. Local company Altitude Brewing has got a theoretical thumbs up from council to house a boutique brewery at Sugar Lane, Frankton. Tourism giant Real Journeys has applied to build a small brewhouse at...
Resort bosses are in a full-blown slugfest for staff as the housing crunch continues to bite. Queenstown Chamber of Commerce's biennial labour and accommodation survey reveals a quarter of businesses expect to pay 50 per cent above the going-rate. And a...
German Arrowtowner Joerg Henkenhaf launched Broken Heart Spirits five years ago to honour the memory of a close friend. Henkenhaf and fellow German Bernd Schnabel spent many long evenings together drinking and discussing the grand art of distilling. The passionate distillers...
Queenstown's fast-growing airport has launched a pre-emptive strike on nearby housing growth. The resort is grappling with surging population growth and where to put future houses and businesses. But the airport wants the kibosh put on 30-odd requests for more intensive...

Lakeview sale looms

Despite facing a mounting housing crisis, Queenstown's council looks set to sell a prime piece of land near the resort's CBD. In a report to tomorrow's full council meeting, the council's strategic projects boss Paul Speedy recommends the council agree to...
A new Queenstown restaurant is serving up grub with a nod to northern China. Tao, on Athol Street, opened last week after a pricey kit-out. Boss Phillip Wei has been eyeing up the resort for a while but says finding the...
Bill Shaw, who died recently, aged 70, was small in stature and innately modest, but was also a larger-than-life character who had a huge influence on New Zealand's luxury tourism industry. Philip Chandler examines the Queenstowner's legacy Queenstown's lost a pioneer in luxury tourism, as...
At 81 years old, Albert de Koning has nearly come to terms with retiring. The Superior Firewood owner is liquidating his company because he can't find a suitable new location. He admits he may have done his dash – having owned...
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