Erna Spijkerbosch

By PHILIP CHANDLER A seven-metre-deep digital billboard proposed for the side of Queenstown’s Crowne Plaza hotel has some locals seeing red. The 34 square metre billboard would display advertising messages aimed at pedestrians and motorists headed westwards along Shotover Street. Running 24/7,...

A’town home away from home

By PHILIP CHANDLER A community facility/workshop mainly pitched at retired men will be officially opened at the Arrowtown campground tomorrow. Arrowtown Menzshed — a 66 square metre structure off Preston Drive — is part of a national movement of 100-plus Menzsheds. It’s...

To Oz, with love

It's set to be one of the biggest Queenstown parties this summer, but the sentiment behind it's no cause for celebration. This Sunday the free Wakatipu Waiata for Australia's being held on Queenstown's Rec Ground, from 11am till 7pm, raising...
Freedom campers have been snapped sleeping under trees in Queenstown. Local holiday park owner Erna Spijkerbosch, who supplied the photos to Mountain Scene, says the council needs to do more to police the issue. She's suggesting "feral camping" might be a...
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