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It’s closing time

By GUY WILLIAMS Three long-time downtown Queenstown business owners say the next six months will determine the fate of many like them. One’s closing his restaurant for good, another says he’s staring at a ‘‘bloody long autumn’’, while the third predicts...

Campground a year away

By GUY WILLIAMS A revamped Frankton Campground won’t open till next summer — a year later than planned. Long-winded negotiations with a potential lessee and the impact of Covid-19 appear to be to blame. As recently as May, City Hall was still saying...
By GUY WILLIAMS Accommodation providers are threatening a rates revolt if Queenstown’s council proceeds with an inflation-adjusted rise. Apartment operator and former mayoral candidate Nik Kiddle, who leads the Lakes District Accommodation Sector group, says its 70 members want a rates...
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