Chris Buckley

Muskets holding its fire

By PHILIP CHANDLER The owner of Queenstown’s Muskets and Moonshine restaurant/bar is hibernating his business to stop losing money. Chris Buckley, who also owns the resort’s still-thriving Pub on Wharf, says ‘‘we don’t want to put ourselves in a position, while...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Horror stories are starting to emerge in Queenstown as businesses continue to face staff shortages. While the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) this week added more occupations to its ‘‘under-supply’’ list for the Queenstown Lakes — including jobs...

Sucking up a lemon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Six Queenstowners are teaming up for an Auckland car race dubbed ‘‘the cheapest motorsport on the planet’’. 24 Hours of Lemons NZ, starting at 5pm tonight at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, sees contestants race that long in a...

Big bucks upgrade

A Queenstown publican is spending $1 million revamping The Brecon Street Merchant. Chris Buckley, who bought the former The Buffalo Club last year with wife Lauren, has been running it as a 1920s prohibition era-themed bar. He says this was a...
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