Gibbston

Kiwi homecoming for Mi-Sex

By MATTHEW MCKEW The title of their 1983 album was Where Do They Go. Now we know the answer. Kiwi new-wave rockers Mi-Sex are set for their first home gig since the Covid-19 outbreak, with their Aussie-based members crossing the Tasman to perform at...
By GUY WILLIAMS The promoters behind the Gibbston Valley summer concert are hoping to stage more than one concert a year at the site, in part to support its more than 160 suppliers nationwide. Greenstone Entertainment has applied to Queenstown’s council...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH If this was any other year, Peta Mathias would be in her home in the south of France, teaching cooking classes and getting ready to go on a week-long culinary tour in the Basque country. Covid’s put paid to that,...
By GUY WILLIAMS Passengers flying into Queenstown on Air New Zealand's turboprop planes will have to put up with weather-related disruptions for a while yet. The airline says it's in the "final stages" of getting Civil Aviation Authority approval for required...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A $3 million-plus Queenstown property deal's gone through in the past week during New Zealand's pandemic-induced lockdown. An expat Kiwi family, based in Singapore, has bought Gibbston's Mt Rosa Lodge, including a pinot noir vineyard, at the Wakatipu's...
By PHILIP CHANDLER After Cromwell’s Northburn 100-miler (161km) race, which Adam Carlson had been yearning to run for the first time was cancelled last weekend due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Queenstowner stepped in with his own alternative. The engineer, who...

Mountains no match for runner

Queenstown ultra-runner James Harcombe's motto could be 'climb every mountain'. In what's thought to be a first, the 54-year-old last month conquered every peak on the ridgelines surrounding the Wakatipu Basin in one stretch. He accomplished his lofty goal in 35-and-a-half...

Winds of change in Gibbston

A new tourism operation wants to set up shop in Gibbston, with a possible 25 helicopter flights in and out of the valley a day. Havoc Farms Limited, owned by bungy pioneer Henry Van Asch and his wife Caroline Hutchison,...
Earthmovers are shaping an adrenaline-packed adventure playground at the gateway to Queenstown. Opening mid-summer at Gibbston's Victoria Flats, Oxbow Adventure Co. will comprise unique jetsprint boats, 4WD off-road buggies, and claybird shooting. Oxbow operated in Wanaka for five years, till 2017,...

Gibbston sells out

Got tickets to the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert? If not, you're too late. All 18,000 tickets for the January 20 show, headlined by Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, have been sold. Greenstone Entertainment boss Amanda Calvert says she's "over the moon"...
World-famous singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette wings in to Queenstown this summer. The 43-year-old Canadian, whose chart-toppers include Ironic, Hand In My Pocket and You Oughta Know, headlines the next annual Summer Concert Tour at Gibbston Valley Winery on January 20. She shares...
"I'm Dave," I say, extending my hand. "Sorry," Xin Wu says, shaking mine. Then I tell him what it was like for me and my son two Sunday mornings ago when our cars crashed head-on. It's not your average restorative justice meeting....
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