Glenorchy

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Glenorchy lodge’s multiple income streams is being touted as a major selling point for would-be lessees. Bold Peak Lodge’s business is for sale by negotiation, ‘‘but a buyer should be able to get it for under $500,000,’’ Queenstown-based...
By GUY WILLIAMS A benefit concert at Camp Glenorchy this Friday is aimed at raising the $22,000 the Glenorchy Trails Trust needs to complete the first stage of a Queenstown to Greenstone trail. ‘The Final Mile Fundraiser’ will be headlined by...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Downtown Queenstown’s set to feature more in the second series of TV crime thriller One Lane Bridge, which wrapped up two months’ shooting yesterdat. ‘‘Whilst I’m never going to be grateful for Covid, and nobody in Queenstown will...

Farm deal stalls

By PHILIP CHANDLER An Auckland firm prepared to pay $14 million for a farm near Glenorchy, famous for film shoots, can’t settle due to a legal fish-hook. The Station at Waitiri Ltd committed to buying Jim Veint’s 257-hectare Arcadia Station, at Paradise,...
Cyclist Peter Yarrell, QSM, has turned his love of the sport into a vehicle that’s raised hundreds of thousands for charity. On the eve of his latest Tour of New Zealand, he tells PHILIP CHANDLER why he’s stepping down...

Parking rules needed

By GUY WILLIAMS Councils will have to step up and provide better parking management and public transport options when on-site parking requirements for developers are abolished next year, Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter says. Genter, who spoke at a public...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Former roving TV reporter Ian Sinclair plays flamenco guitar at a Creative Queenstown recital at Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall tonight entitled ‘My Secret Life’. He’s thrilled to be playing in the town as his Arrowtown-born grandmother bought him his...

Earnslaw Burn Insta-famous

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown tramping enthusiast is sounding a note of alarm over the number of walkers he encountered camping at the head of Earnslaw Burn at the weekend. Greg Thompson says he and six fellow members of the Wakatipu...

Lights, camera, more action

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's all go for two high-profile TV shoots in the Whakatipu. Great Southern Television’s second season of crime thriller One Lane Bridge started shooting in the Basin last week. Pictured on location at Glenorchy’s Dart River Bridge on Monday...

Bid to close biodiversity loop

By GUY WILLIAMS The Glenorchy Community Association’s hoping to nab $700,000 in Jobs for Nature funding for a project designed to address the township’s wellbeing issues as well as its biodiversity goals. If the application’s successful, the ‘Glenorchy Eastern Biodiversity Corridor’...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Just over a year after switching from banking to business, Queenstowner Donna Harpur-Swain’s become ABC Business Sale’s new Central Otago business partner. Harpur-Swain made the move from ASB, where she’d been for 25 years — most recently as...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A new exhibition putting the Queenstown Lakes’ early history under the spotlight’s providing a fascinating insight into how early surveyors saw the area developing. ‘Foundations’ is on display at Arrowtown’s Lakes District Museum and features detailed early survey...
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