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By GUY WILLIAMS About 1000 mountain bikers are expected to take up the chance of a ride on the wild side this Sunday. As they’ve done every year since 2016, the Porter family’s opening up their deer and sheep farm, Queenstown...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A group of software developers is hoping to provide a local service to entrepreneurs looking for a global reach. Former cop turned tech guru Duncan Faulkner and his team of two others had come toward the end of...

Windies bump kid triathletes

By PHILIP CHANDLER A huge Central Otago primary school triathlon’s been bumped from Queenstown Events Centre to accommodate the Windies cricket side. The council-owned centre was booked by triathlon organisers about 14 months ago, but they got the squeeze after the...

Winery gets the munchies

By PHILIP CHANDLER A gourmet deli’s opened in an historic Queenstown woolshed. Greg Hay, owner of Lake Hayes’ Wet Jacket Wines, has installed the deli, near his cellar door, in place of his cheese maturation room. It stocks a wide range of...
By PHILIP CHANDLER While so many Queenstown businesses are retrenching, at least one’s doing the opposite and finding a new niche for its offering. Co-working space company Mountain Club, which set up at Five Mile just over a year ago, lost half its...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-time columnist for Britain's prestigious Financial Times suggests northern hemisphere tech firms, and the like, relocate to New Zealand, and particularly Queenstown, assuming this country becomes a Covid-19 "safe haven". "The country should use the pandemic to...
By MATTHEW MCKEW An incredible response to a pop-up bar in Queenstown's Arthurs Point has seen Cargo Brewery commit to opening its pub in the historic Gantley's building full-time. Cargo first threw open the doors to customers in the subdivision at...
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