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By GUY WILLIAMS The family behind Queenstown’s newest cafe, Hustl, has deep roots in the resort’s hospo scene. Siblings Mati and Leah Gourlay, who opened Hustl’s doors for the first time at Queenstown Central last Friday, have spent years working at...

Iconic cafe changes hands

By PHILIP CHANDLER The founders of Queenstown’s award-winning Vudu cafe have sold, but the new owners aren’t changing the winning recipe. Locals Michelle Freeman, Chris Vile and Rae Ellis have sold their Rees Street business to Christchurch-based entrepreneur Kevin Yan and...
By GUY WILLIAMS Be Local New Zealand director Raymond Key (right) shows Wakatipu Reforestation Trust’s Karen O’Donahoo the inner workings of a beehive near Lake Hayes last week. Key’s just given $1000 to the trust from honey sales the company makes...

‘Beating heart’ underway

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a major milestone for Queenstown’s first retirement village, mayoress Karen Boult this week turned the first sod on a grand $12 million clubhouse. Queenstown Country Club (QCC) owner Arvida — which bought the Ladies Mile ‘community’, as...
By GUY WILLIAMS One of the Wakatipu's oldest buildings is looking worse for wear, but will soon get a new lease on life, its owner says. Bridesdale Farm's McBride Cottage, also known as the Red Cottage, was built about 1872 by...
By PHILIP CHANDLER With Queenstown open only for domestic tourism in the short term, at least one accommodation venue's proving it could still pay off. For Queen's Birthday weekend the occupancy level for Arrowtown's high-end Millbrook Resort is already 40 per cent. July...
By MATTHEW MCKEW An incredible response to a pop-up bar in Queenstown's Arthurs Point has seen Cargo Brewery commit to opening its pub in the historic Gantley's building full-time. Cargo first threw open the doors to customers in the subdivision at...
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