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By PHILIP CHANDLER The boss of New Zealand’s biggest home-building company believes red tape’s one of the main reasons for ever-escalating housing costs. ‘‘I don’t think anybody has all the solutions,’’ G.J.Gardner Homes chief executive/co-owner Grant Porteous says. But he believes the...

Cream of the dancing crop

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Two young Queenstown dancers have new silverware for their mantelpieces after recent success at the Central Southland Piping and Dancing Comp, held in Winton. Grace Reid, 9, collected the trophy for the under-14 restricted sword dance, while Ava...

Working remotely, together

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A resort entrepreneur’s used the Covid-19-induced lockdown as inspiration to create, hopefully, short- and long-term benefits for the Wakatipu, and New Zealand. Ziptrek Ecotours founder Trent Yeo’s behind a 12-day festival, being held this November, dubbed ‘RemoteTogetherNZ’. It’ll bring...
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