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Former Queenstown tourism leader John MacDonald’s been a prominent councillor for the past four-and-a-half years, and a staunch advocate for better local health services. After announcing his resignation so he can cope better with his Parkinson’s condition, he talks...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A councillor's wanting to trial free parking in Queenstown’s CBD to help the struggling hospo sector. Councillor Val Miller’s suggesting temporarily waiving parking charges from 4.30pm every day — currently, metered parking runs till 9pm. ‘‘We want to encourage...

Game plans for rugby club HQ

By PHILIP CHANDLER The future of Wakatipu Rugby Club’s valuable Queenstown CBD clubrooms, if they’re bowled for an arterial road, was kicked around at its AGM this month. The clubrooms, overlooking the club’s Recreation Ground playing field, would be doomed, along...

Whyte Waters liquidated

By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-time Queenstown tourism marketing and online booking company appears to be a Covid-19 victim. Whyte Waters Group Ltd, along with associated companies Real Time Booking Systems Ltd and Queenstown Visitor Guide Ltd, were liquidated late last month, following an...
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