Inside Story

Kiwi women led the world

This week people around the country celebrated Suffrage Day. Daisy Hudson talks to two Queenstown councillors about how far we've come, and how far we have to go. It's something many of us likely take for granted, but 125 years...

Saturated wine tour market

It seems every month a new Queenstown wine tour gets cracking. Philip Chandler asks three newish companies how they stand out in one of the resort's most competitive business sectors, and gets winery owner's point of view. You may have...
Four years of planning, appeals, hearings and zone changes have come to fruition for Millbrook Resort. Philip Chandler looks at how the golf course resort is expanding westwards into a neighbouring farm. Millbrook development boss Ben O'Malley quips that golfers...
Alanna Columb's recovery from a life-threatening mountain bike crash has been miraculous and inspirational. The champion Queenstown sportswoman talks to Philip Chandler about her past six months and plans to go riding again Former New Zealand downhill mountain bike champion...
What makes Whistler tick? Mountain Scene's chief news hound Philip Chandler interrupted a recent visit to Canada for a chinwag with the most knowledgeable person on Whistler's growth from the very beginning World-leading mountain resorts Queenstown and Whistler, Canada, took very different...
The Wakatipu's 'Mr Disc Golf' is chucking in Queenstown to live in Nelson. James Smithells discusses the origins of the Gardens course, the benefits of the sport and traffic jam "stress" with Philip Chandler  Talk about a legacy. Queenstown clinical psychologist James Smithells, who leaves...
If you didn't pick the result of the United States presidential race last November, you're in good company. Veteran US political activist and former Gibbston home owner Dick Allen, who worked for presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, talks turkey about Donald Trump with Philip...
Queenstown's been built by entrepreneurs. One of the most colourful was Jock Freemantle, who died recently. Despite only living here for 17 years, till 1986, he made a big impression in the tourism industry and the wider community. Philip...
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