Jeff Staniland

Skyline coy over resignation

The boss at one of Queenstown's tourism giants has quit. Jeff Staniland (pictured), who has headed Skyline Enterprises for seven years, will serve a notice period until the end of this month. He steps down as the company faces one of its...

Heli roll investigation begins

Air crash investigators will today examine the scene of a helicopter incident near Queenstown. The Helicopter Line (THL) machine tipped while landing on snow on Mt Sale, 7km from Arrowtown, just before 3pm yesterday. The scenic flight, in a Squirrel AS350 B2, was carrying three...

Park-and-ride chide

Skyline's refusal to provide customer parking Queenstown's most prominent tourist ride is in the political gun. The tourism giant's gondola operation, which attracted 787,000 people last year, will almost triple in capacity after a proposed $60 million upgrade. Yet it provides...