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By PHILIP CHANDLER To call Queenstown’s veteran harbourmaster Marty Black a jammy individual is an understatement. Almost four years afterwinning a cool half millondollars in a Lotto draw, two weeks ago he won $333,000 after three players shared the top first...

Iconic attraction’s back

By TRACEY ROXBURGH After 11 long years, the gates to Queenstown’s Deer Park Heights will lift again for the public from next week. The iconic Peninsula Hill, at Kelvin Heights, has been in the Mee family since the 1960s and, till 2009,...

Bailout lifeline

By MATTHEW MCKEW BELEAGUERED tourism wholesale company Website Travel’s got a new boss and a bailout from the Aussies — but Queensland’s government refuses to say how much. The company disappeared down a black hole at the start of the Covid-19...

Cox money trickling back

By MATTHEW MCKEW Unexpected repayments have been gratefully received by Wakatipu businesses caught out by struggling tourism wholesaler Website Travel. But others remain unpaid and it means a burning hole in their pocket with the government wage subsidy expiring from this...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Plans to increase housing in Ladies Mile and Frankton by up to 4000 units rely on Kiwis ditching cars in favour of bus and ferry networks. That’s according to the growing list of consultant-produced and council-commissioned plans for...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A digger spotted dredging Shotover River in Queenstown's Tucker Beach area recently was removing silt to keep KJet boats from being grounded. The work, consented by Otago Regional Council, was carried out by KJet - owner Shaun Kelly...
Government scientists are developing a plan to keep the invasive lake weed lagarosiphon out of Lake Wakatipu. Three sections of the upper Kawarau River have been cordoned off with buoys to restrict lagarosiphon - also known as South African oxygen...

Jetboat war of attrition

Talk about good advertising. A Queenstown jetboat firm co-owner and his teenage son finished second in the 2016 New Zealand Jet Boat Marathon. KJet's Shaun Kelly and navigator son Joseph, 17, raced their 860-horsepower boat against 23 others in the 16-stage event. The...
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