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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...

Our foreign language nursery

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It gave new meaning to thinking globally but acting locally. In the normal course of events, language teachers from all over New Zealand would have spent the recent school holidays overseas, being immersed in the various languages they...
Farmer, family man, gold fossicker, hunter, historian, shearer, bugler and, above all, a character. On the eve of his 90th birthday, lifelong Queenstowner Alan ‘Hammy’ Hamilton talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about his life and times One of Queenstown’s longest-lived locals and...

Covid-19 forces DQ cuts

TWO more Destination Queenstown staff have been made redundant. In a statement, DQ interim boss Ann Lockhart says it’s ‘‘with much regret’’ the board’s disestablished the international markets manager roles for both Asia and Western, held, respectively, by Ella Zhang...
A whopping 10,000 Chinese visitors are Queenstown-bound next year. Hilton Queenstown has been given the nod as next year's Amway accommodation provider – the Chinese visitors form part of a business programme announced by former Prime Minister John Key last April. Hilton boss...
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