Glenda Drive

New BJJ hotshot

By GUY WILLIAMS When Brent and Paula Te Kawa put out the feelers for a Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) instructor for their new Queenstown academy, they got a flood of high-calibre applicants from overseas. So they were surprised when the strongest application...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Closed borders are providing an extra boost for next month’s Twilight Opera, the stage for which is a recently-designated ‘garden of national interest’ at Dalefield. Produced by the Arrowtown Creative Arts Society (ACAS), with Auckland’s Opera Studio, it’ll...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A Queenstowner's poised to launch the first Otago-based mobile beer canning service. Canadian-born local Wesley McAllister’s launching Loose Moose Canning Co, a subsidiary of his beer and wine company Crimson Badger Brewing, which is based in Glenda Drive. McAllister...

Business pickings still ripe

By PHILIP CHANDLER With Covid decimating Queenstown’s high-profile tourism industry, you mightn’t think a local business broker would be going for broke. But for Arrowtowner Kevin Peterson, who’s been Tabak Business Sales’ Otago/Southland broker for the past five years, pickings have...

Couple’s venture sure to rise

By MATTHEW MCKEW Covid's left a sour taste in the mouths of many, but for the European Bakery, lockdown whetted the appetite for expansion. Loved by many for their range of sourdoughs, the husband-and-wife-owned bakery opened their first shop in Frankton...

First sailing scholar named

By MATTHEW MCKEW The voyage of a lifetime awaits a Wakatipu High School student thanks to a Queenstown construction firm. Zoe Crawford’s been selected for a Spirit of Adventure 10-day development trip, which will see her join up with 39 other...
Globetrotting former journalist Emma Hart's come a long way since covering the Ben Smart/Olivia Hope murder trial on TV every night. PHILIP CHANDLER charts her move to Europe and then back again to run cutting-edge stem cell therapy company headquartered in Queenstown's Glenda Drive  A...

New wheeler dealers

By PHILIP CHANDLER Lamenting the lack of local services for motorcycle owners, a Queenstown couple has ridden to the rescue. Rebecca and Michael McKee this month opened Remarkable Motorcycles on Frankton's Glenda Drive, with two-wheeled enthusiasts flocking to check out the new...
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