Government

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown Resort College has joined forces with the resort’s chamber of commerce and the government on a pilot programme to help keep people in tourism jobs, and give them a chance to add more strings to their...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If you’re needing proof Queenstown’s in the middle of a property boom, check out Jack’s Point’s Willow Pond. An 82-property enclave, bordering Hanley’s Farm, it surrounds a natural lake, Willow Pond, that’s being transformed from what was a...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown council aspirant Esther Whitehead has had dealings with the organisation through her various community roles, and advised it in a professional capacity. Now she reckons it’s time to work on the inside. Whitehead, 45, has joined former councillor...
By PHILIP CHANDLER The boss of New Zealand’s biggest home-building company believes red tape’s one of the main reasons for ever-escalating housing costs. ‘‘I don’t think anybody has all the solutions,’’ G.J.Gardner Homes chief executive/co-owner Grant Porteous says. But he believes the...

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 TRACEY ROXBURGH An Aussie professor and tourism expert says the tourism industry needs to change to a ‘‘net benefit model’’. Susanne Becken , Queensland’s Griffith University’s professor of sustainable tourism and Department of Conservation’s principal science investment advisor, spoke the...
There are a few things that are vital to human survival, and access to safe and reliable water is certainly one. Currently government is proposing massive reforms to the regulation of drinking water throughout the entire country. In short, government wants...
By GUY WILLIAMS The backers of a major extension to the Queenstown Trail have finally got a date to argue their case before council-appointed commissioners. The Queenstown Trails Trust’s plan to build cycling routes between Arthurs Point, Tucker Beach and Arrowtown...
He came to Queenstown to open the resort’s first ice rink and now, 55 years later, after other stints in the food business and transport industry, Eion Buckley’s retiring — or just about. He talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's mayor will request a meeting with Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi to try to sort out pending labour issues in the resort. While this week’s announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, that an announcement about the trans-Tasman bubble...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Otago Regional Council’s asked the government to stump up for Queenstown’s share of its public transport business case. ORC recently endorsed the business case in principle, to guide about $200 million worth of investment decisions — the cost of...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH and PHILIP CHANDLER Could a conference centre finally be on the way for Queenstown? Mountain Scene understands the government is at least considering investing in Remarkables Park Ltd’s long-mooted multi-million dollar conference centre at Frankton. RPL director Alastair Porter...
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