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Lack-of-parking peril

By PHILIP CHANDLER A major Queenstown landlord claims the council’s threatening the CBD’s viability by not replacing carparking lost in pending major roading projects. Westwood Group Holdings’ Tony Butson says about 364 parks in the greater downtown area — or about...
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...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Cabinet's decision to drop the Alert Level late Wednesday afternoon came just in time to save several events planned for this weekend, including Saturday’s inaugural Craft Beer & BBQ Summit at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak. NZSki comms manager Libby...

Celebration of Waitangi Day

By PHILIP CHANDLER African drummers, an Indonesian performance group and the local Highland pipe band will perform tomorrow during Queenstown’s Waitangi Day celebrations. The City Hall-organised event, running from 11am till 2pm on Earnslaw Park, this year’s focusing on both New...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If anyone knows how hard Queenstown’s retail scene is, not least this year, it’s local couple Judy and John Knight, who this week mark 25 years in business. They’ve had Outside Sports — specialising in ski, hike, bike and...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's council's resisting pleas to institute free parking in the resort's CBD to help businesses suffering from the Covid-19-induced crisis. Restaurateur Graham McCarthy says CBD businesses now need local customers with the tourist trade, which they almost solely relied...
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