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By MATTHEW MCKEW Expensive flights, visa issues and fluctuating lockdowns could offer a new opportunity for Queenstown as the international destination from within for young Kiwis. It’s an idea put forward by St Moritz Hotel manager Jo Finnigan, who wants to find...

Bigger stick solves issue

By MATTHEW MCKEW False alarms that see Queenstown’s volunteer firefighters called out at all hours for burnt toast are falling, in part due to strict rules that can see hotels lose their building warrant of fitness. Fire chiefs used to issue...
By GUY WILLIAMS Accommodation providers are threatening a rates revolt if Queenstown’s council proceeds with an inflation-adjusted rise. Apartment operator and former mayoral candidate Nik Kiddle, who leads the Lakes District Accommodation Sector group, says its 70 members want a rates...
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