Dart River

Whakatipu time

By PHILIP CHANDLER Highly-respected Ngai Tahu elder Sir Tipene O’Regan says it’s time Queenstowners put an ‘h’ in ‘Wakatipu’. ‘Whakatipu’ is the undisputed traditional Maori spelling, however ‘Wakatipu’ has been employed since early European days and pops up in everything from...
By MATTHEW MCKEW We've been renamed ‘Greenstown’. Queenstown’s set to go viral Monday night under the new alias when the resort plays host to the Xbox X and S Series console launches. A livestream’s expected to draw millions of views around the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A six-part $7 million crime drama shot in Queenstown over three months late last year premieres on TVNZ 1 next Monday. One Lane Bridge is produced by Great Southern Television, whose local boss and part-owner Philip Smith has...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It took three days to shoot just over three minutes of footage, but in some ways Molly Devine's latest music video's been a lifetime in the making. The born-and-bred Queenstowner hired renowned director Shae Sterling to work with...
As floodwaters continue to swallow up parts of Kinloch Road, calls for a permanent solution get louder. A powerful downpour on March 25 burst the banks of the Dart River, causing the river to change course and the road to...
The husband-and-wife owners of Kinloch Lodge say a cloud of uncertainty over flood-proofing the only road in and out of town is having a detrimental impact on their business. While flooding in the area's nothing new, torrential rain on March...
After 13 years, Nigel Kerr is back in the snow business, heading up Queenstown's iconic Coronet Peak. He discusses his varied career, including owning two dumpling shops, with Philip Chandler No one's looking forward to Saturday's opening of Queenstown's Coronet Peak skifield more than...
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