Cardrona

He’s the bomb

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Bomber by name, the bomb by nature. NZSki ski patroller Brad Saville and his not-quite-two-year-old curly-coated retriever, Bomber, have just become Queenstown’s only operational avalanche search and rescue team. Saville, 39, took Bomber to the closed Mt Hutt skifield on...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Seems if you want your home or business premises to win an award, call an Arrowtown female architect. The only architectural practices to win more than one award for new projects at this year’s New Zealand Institute of...
By GUY WILLIAMS Wayfare boss Ian Jackson has finally broken his silence about a major restructuring at the Queenstown tourism giant, but isn’t saying how many jobs have been cut. The former Qantas senior executive, who took over the chief executive...

Lauder’s Wayfare farewell

Queenstown's biggest tourism company needs a new boss. Wayfare Group chief executive Richard Lauder - one of the most enduring faces in southern tourism - has resigned, and will clear his desk in late May. The 56-year-old's been with Real Journeys,...
How brave is Queenstown teenager Ruby Andrews? The plucky 15-year-old freeskier last week cast aside crutches to finish fifth in the halfpipe at the Winter Youth Olympics in Switzerland. Two days earlier she'd overshot a jump while training for the slopestyle...
He's the chair extraordinaire. Tom Pryde's past or present chairman of more than a dozen community groups. As he prepares to retire from about 50 years' practising law, Philip Chandler tries to find out what makes him tick No one could retire and...
Cardrona Alpine Resort's about to more than double in size. Mountain Scene can exclusively reveal a new partnership between Cardies and Queenstown businessman John Darby has been done. It will result in New Zealand's largest alpine resort, incorporating tourism giant Real...
While most southern skifields surged with visitors yesterday, the Remarkables was struck by its third major power cut in five weeks. Cardrona reported its busiest day yet and Treble Cone its busiest in 22 years. Coronet Peak had to close its...
This year's Westpac Queenstown Business Excellence Awards entries are of an extraordinarily high standard and the largest number of entries on record. The judges noticed the finalists' entries are outstanding and the passion which people showed for their business...
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