Henry van Asch

Winds of change in Gibbston

A new tourism operation wants to set up shop in Gibbston, with a possible 25 helicopter flights in and out of the valley a day. Havoc Farms Limited, owned by bungy pioneer Henry Van Asch and his wife Caroline Hutchison,...
An equipment hiccup has caused delays for Queenstown's next adrenalin-pumper, the Nevis Thriller, which is being described as a "world first". The extreme experience, part of the AJ Hackett empire, was to open earlier this year. But Hackett co-founder Henry van...

Nevis Thriller set to fly

Queenstown's latest extreme activity is one step closer. A patent application for Nevis Thriller shows plans for a bungy-zip-line experience. Thriller, part of the AJ Hackett empire, got a $500,000 government hand-out to help cover a portion of developments costs. The application,...
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