Camp Street

By GUY WILLIAMS After three years of planning and nearly a year of deconstruction and reconstruction, work on the O’Connells building in central Queenstown is starting to sprint to the finish-line. The steelwork for the mountain range-shaped canopies wrapping around its...

‘I’ve lost everything’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A long, deep scar runs along the right side of Sapumal Wijenayake’s skull. Beneath it, four titanium plates have been screwed in. A less obvious scar, concealed by his hair, runs along the left side of his head. They serve...
By GUY WILLIAMS A pissed Brit's sucker-punch left a man lying unconscious on a Camp Street footpath with blood streaming from his ear. Queenstown electrician Daniel Joseph O'Rourke then ran away, clutching food he'd just bought from Night 'n Day. It was...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Arguably the Wakatipu's biggest landlord is being praised for his generous support to his 30-plus local tenants. Irish billionaire Eamon Cleary aggregated a large swathe of Queenstown CBD and Arrowtown commercial buildings before his death in 2012. Now, in light...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH McDonald's is forging ahead with a $4 million-plus redevelopment of a Queenstown CBD building, to deliver salivation. The restaurant chain's taken over the lease on the former Salvation Army premises, on Camp Street, right beside KFC, opposite its former...
Queenstown will get the modern, 21st century shopping mall it deserves, owner Skyline Enterprises says. The tourism giant's property manager, Alastair Clifford, says after three years of intensive planning, work's about to start on a $26 million redevelopment that will...

Last post for Camp Street

Queenstown's losing its post office. Loss-making NZ Post is shutting its Camp Street premises from January 28 and relocating its postal services, as it's doing elsewhere in the country. Postal services will be offered instead from the nearby post box lobby,...
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