Jimmy Sygrove

Queenstown Mountain Bike Club is using an economic impact report to try and wangle cash from City Hall. The study, commissioned by the club, shows riders using its trails are spending a whopping $65 million annually. The Tourism Recreation Conservation stats...
OPINION: The government's almost militaristic fast-track for new houses might be guilty of mission creep in Queenstown, writes David Williams. On Monday, Queenstown's council innocuously announced it was re-opening feedback for its Gorge Road special housing area – which allows developers...

Debate sparks up

An electric car advocate says Queenstown's council and hotels are lagging behind in providing charging facilities. Auckland Tesla car owner Sean Dick is on a Leading The Charge around-the-country road trip. It's organised by the Better NZ Trust to promote the...

Parking ban on way

Work to install barriers and no-stopping signs on Queenstown's Kawarau Road could get cracking before winter. But it all depends on how well the council's parking strategy for Frankton is tracking and how the public feels. Cheapskates currently use the stretch...
Unusual items have been blocking Queenstown's sewer systems lately, with a soggy bathmat being the latest. Half a coconut was pulled out last month, Queenstown council's spokesman Jimmy Sygrove says. "I don't know how they get there, but they were in...
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