hospitality

An Asian restaurant in Queenstown's been given the dreaded 'D' grading after an inspection found a raft of issues – including tea towels used to clean both tables and plates. Memories of Hong Kong, located in The Mall, was inspected...

Pouring perfect pints

If you want to know how to pour a good Heineken, ask Queenstown bartender Dianna Pacey. The London's operations manager beat off other Central Otago/Southland bartenders to become one of 16 semi-finalists to compete in the Heineken Star Serve national...
The boss of a couple of Queenstown pubs is hoping people will be feeling a bit glassy – but not in the traditional sense. Both Pub on Wharf and Muskets and Moonshine have been crushing empty glass bottles in a...
Doug Champion served in Queenstown's hospitality industry for more than four decades. Before leaving for Cromwell last week, he shared with Philip Chandler some career highlights and took aim at the direction the town's heading. Forty-five years after arriving, one...
Resort bosses are in a full-blown slugfest for staff as the housing crunch continues to bite. Queenstown Chamber of Commerce's biennial labour and accommodation survey reveals a quarter of businesses expect to pay 50 per cent above the going-rate. And a...
A luxury Queenstown lodge has taken the staff housing crisis under its wing by renting a four-bedroom house. Before coming to town seven months ago, Matakauri Lodge boss Emanuel Grosch says he'd discovered the shortage of affordable, quality staff accommodation...
Queenstown's next vibrant venue will change its focus with the passage of the sun. 'Yonder' is the new cafe, bar and restaurant set to open late next month in the old McNeill's Cottage on Church St. The World Bar collaborators Steve...
It's been an eventful 21 years for The World Bar blokes. They've served up more than one million teapot cocktails, relocated to new premises after a devastating fire, laughed a lot, cried some more, hosted plenty of shindigs and have plans to take on...
He's probably been Queenstown's most well-known tourism personality for almost 20 years. Before leaving for a big job near Christchurch, David Kennedy discusses his reasons for leaving and his Queenstown highlights with Philip Chandler News that Queenstown tourism leader David Kennedy...
A new-concept bar and restaurant with a Mediterranean flavour opens at the bottom of Queenstown Mall today. Attiqa is located above Wilkinsons Pharmacy and below the Sundeck rooftop bar. Sundeck owner Cameron Mitchell, who also owns The Bunker restaurant and bar...
Queenstown heavyweights are pushing the government to consider the resort a special case for skilled foreign workers. The Beehive's bid to slow the numbers of migrants gaining New Zealand residency is expected to crank up pressure on local employers. Hospitality NZ board...
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