City Hall

Red tape has spelled the end of a major fundraiser for an historic Arrowtown building. For the first time in more than 15 years, the Arrowtown Post Office Market was not held at the end of last year. That's because the...
Only one submission's been received in support of Coherent Hotel Ltd's plans for an eight-storey, six-star hotel at Queenstown's Aspen Grove. City Hall received 50 submissions on the controversial $100 million proposal, pegged for land sloping down from Fernhill's Kamana...
Graham Budd is Destination Queenstown's outgoing chief executive who's soon to be heading to the mighty metropolis of Invercargill to head up Southland's economic development agency Great South OPINION: My initial thought about this piece was that it was an...

Council consent cock-up

Queenstown Hill residents have successfully appealed against City Hall consenting view-blocking apartments below them. High Court judge Gerald Nation has ruled council decisions to approve the 24-unit development, and on a non-notified basis so neighbours couldn't object, were "invalid" and...

Lime squeeze

As Queenstowners put the boot into Lime scooters on social media, the resort's chamber of commerce boss warns an "ill-conceived" trial could set back a badly-needed transition to other modes of transport. Anna Mickell says the chamber's not opposed to...
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