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The Lady takes a rest

By GUY WILLIAMS The TSS Earnslaw was guided on to the slipway at Queenstown’s Kelvin Heights for the vintage steamship's annual once-over last Tuesday. The Real Journeys-owned, 330-tonne vessel was winched up by a steam engine originally in service on Lake...
By MARK PRICE A ‘‘huge roadblock’’ is holding up a start on the next leg of the $26.3 million Central Otago cycle trail network that would link Queenstown with Cromwell. The Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network Trust will officially open the...

Bring on the party

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's back, baby. Mountain Scene can exclusively reveal Queenstown’s biggest winter party is making a return this year — but it’s not a ‘Winter Festival’ as we know it. Last year’s planned four-day festival got put on ice due...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Shattered windows, lost stock, closed footpaths and near-constant noise. Two months after the start of Queenstown’s CBD upgrade beginning, the length of Beach Street, some business owners are already tearing their hair out. While all spoken to by Mountain...
By GUY WILLIAMS It could be a low-mow no-no, or just a go slow. Mountain Scene’s none the wiser after asking Queenstown’s council for its thoughts on a recent ‘‘low-mow’’ trial in two suburban spots. The trial began last December with its...
Well before lockdown, one after another of Queenstown's most cherished events got wiped from the calendar, while countless weddings and conferences were either postponed or cancelled. PHILIP CHANDLER checks he state of the current industry with four of its practitioners  The events industry was...

‘We will beat this’

We live in a truly amazing community. Covid-19 has brought with it a lockdown of our community and our country, but we will fight to get through this together. Like you, I am in lockdown at my house in Queenstown. Many of...
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