Kingston

Kingston’s new flyer

A pilot-training organisation banished from Queenstown Airport is set to fly again – in Kingston. The long-established Wakatipu Aero Club has been fighting for its survival since Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) unexpectedly cancelled its lease in 2015 on the grounds...
The Kingston Flyer's former owner has died. Well-known Marlborough winegrower David Bryce died surrounded by family at home on Monday. He was 59. Bryce bought the Flyer in 2011 and spent $1.3 million on restoration before a relaunch in 2012. After...

Council puts hand out

Queenstown's council wants to borrow $56 million from the government to spark the development of at least 3000 new homes. The authority has submitted four bids to the government's $1 billion infrastructure fund. It wants cash for a town centre bypass,...
News of the Kingston Flyer’s sale has sparked tears and applause in the local community yesterday. There was a round of applause at long-time Flyer driver and manager Russell Glendinning’s funeral in Lumsden, while Flyer advocate Karl Barkley, who set...

Flyer back on track

A Wakatipu tourism icon that's been off the rails for four years is finally back on track. The vintage Kingston Flyer steam train has this week been bought by a consortium of local investors. Based full-time in Kingston since 1971, the...
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