Mark Jessop

By PHILIP CHANDLER With New Zealand's borders likely to remain closed for ages due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a veteran Queenstown hospo operator's in no doubt his sector - currently in lockdown - faces very tough times. "Without the international visitors,...

Rent holidays called for

By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-time Queenstown restaurateur believes businesses like his that've been forced to close due to Covid-19 deserve a rent holiday "because our turnover is zero". Blue Kanu co-owner Grant Hattaway's suggesting they pay no rent for three months then,...
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