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Trail on track

By GUY WILLIAMS Tourism workers are getting stuck into building a new mountain bike trail near Lakes Hayes Estate. The 1.2km loop track, the brainchild of Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country Community Association committee members Debbie Townsend and Jenny Carter,...
By GUY WILLIAMS Wayfare boss Ian Jackson has finally broken his silence about a major restructuring at the Queenstown tourism giant, but isn’t saying how many jobs have been cut. The former Qantas senior executive, who took over the chief executive...
By MATTHEW MCKEW TOURISM workers are beavering away on three pilots projects that could be the prelude to a new dawn for Queenstown employment. Workers from AJ Hackett Bungy, Go Orange, Canyon Swing, Ngai Tahu Tourism, Skyline and more have been...
By GUY WILLIAMS Nearly four months after five tourists were injured in a jetboat prang on Queenstown's Kawarau River, the official investigation has yet to be wrapped up. The Go Orange jetboat was carrying 23 passengers when it became beached between...

Lauder’s Wayfare farewell

Queenstown's biggest tourism company needs a new boss. Wayfare Group chief executive Richard Lauder - one of the most enduring faces in southern tourism - has resigned, and will clear his desk in late May. The 56-year-old's been with Real Journeys,...

$90 million road splurge

It was a red-letter day for Queenstown infrastructure yesterday as the government announced a $90 million spend-up on our roads. And Otago Regional Council decided to save the Queenstown Water Ferry at the eleventh hour. The government announced the Wakatipu's funding...

Hives new buzz

Public beehives are the new buzz in the Wakatipu. Thanks to local apiculturist Neal McAloon and various sponsors, bee colonies have popped up in the Queenstown Gardens, Arthurs Point's School House Reserve and Arrow Junction's Whitechapel Road. In each case, McAloon,...
Kelvin Peninsula Community Association's launched a petition urging Otago Regional Council (ORC) to support Queenstown's soon-to-be-scuppered ferry service. Ferry operator Go Orange last month announced the service - aside from water taxis to the Hilton - would end February 20. Despite...
Unimogs will be rolling in to Skippers from spring after Go Orange invested several million dollars on eight of the beasts to transport rafting clients. The company's also signed a 10-year lease on a 7.8-hectare property at Skippers – formerly...
Adventure tourism operator Go Orange has unveiled a new addition to its fleet – 'Frank the Tank'. After months of hard work to make the old combat vehicle road-legal, the company's new 11-tonne toy might make its first public appearance...
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