Geoff McDonald

By PHILIP CHANDLER With an estimated 4500 Queenstown-Lakes workers losing their jobs due to the Covid-19 crisis, the local Opposition MP’s urging the government meet with the local community, and particularly the decimated tourism sector. ‘‘This is an absolute bloodbath’’, Queenstown-based MP...

China travel ban slammed

A Queenstown tourist operator believes the New Zealand government's coronavirus-induced travel ban on Chinese is an over-reaction that'll damage the resort. The two-week ban, imposed this Monday, is aimed at containing the spread of a deadly, fast-spreading virus that originated...

Making tracks overseas

Queenstown-based Skyline Enterprises stretches its tentacles, or rather, its luges, as far as Quebec, as Philip Chandler found during a recent holiday in Canada. After surviving a luge ride, he checked out how it's tracking It might seem odd that...
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