Gibbston

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The Central Otago wine harvest will be celebrated at a new event in Gibbston this month. Kinross Winery will host the first annual Kinross Harvest Celebration from this Friday to 16. Kinross GM Christine Erkkila says it’ll include a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A downtown Queenstown hospo operator believes businesses need to work together to survive the downturn. For Perky’s floating bar owner Max Perkins, that means ‘going local’ for his beer and wine. After throwing out a lot of product, 70%...

Doors thrown open

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Exclusive access is being granted to some of the Whakatipu’s most impressive and interesting homes this coming Sunday, fundraising for Shotover Primary School. Organiser Jane Hamilton says the Shotover Primary Friends of the School’s house tour is no ‘‘cookie-cutter’’...
In New Zealand, Denis Marshall’s best known as the Minister of Conservation who resigned after the Cave Creek tragedy. In Queenstown, he’s probably best known as the co-owner of Gibbston’s Hawkshead winery. But, as PHILIP CHANDLER explains, his biggest...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Department of Conservation’s put a spoke in the wheels of planned Queenstown walking/cycle trail extensions — however, steps are underway to solve the problem. Queenstown Trails Trust’s (QTT) proposing a trail network extension from Arrowtown to Arthurs Point...
By PHILIP CHANDLER There's probably not been a local Christmas work do like it. As Arrowtown builder Triple Star Management held its party at Gibbston’s Waitiri Creek last Friday, Registered Master Builders (RMB) was holding its national ‘virtual’ House of the...

Queenstown trailblazer dies

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Gibbston winery stalwart who died last week, aged 74, played a key role in developing the world-class Queenstown Trail. Former American Terry Stevens and his wife-to-be Susan settled in Gibbston in 1999, buying a vineyard block on...

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...
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