Grant Scannell

Cab Wild West

Queenstown has become "the Wild West of the taxi industry" since rules were relaxed in October, New Zealand's taxi boss says. More than 40 cabs have joined local ranks in the past six months and national taxi federation head honcho John...

Cab call on $2 buses

A Queenstown cab firm's making an 11th-hour bid to shake up the $2 bus plan. Queenstown Taxis boss Grant Scannell wants talks with Otago Regional Council and Queenstown's council about cabs covering part of the route. "We see we could offer a...

Airport fees hike

Queenstown Airport is hiking commercial pick-up and drop-off fees - but doesn't want to talk about it. Right now the airport charges $3.45 for a pick-up. But from next Thursday, Mountain Scene understands the airport will charge $8.05 for pick-ups as well...
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