opinion

Anna Mickell is the CEO of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, co-owner of The Health Media and a lover of literary legends, like Shakespeare and Dr Seuss March 26 (Day 1, Level 4). I was asked by Mountain Scene to write...

I’m battling for change

OPINION: Queenstown has grown rapidly in the past 10 years, the growth even started before then. Our beautiful piece of paradise became home to many, and as a result the town has expanded more and more on the fringes. Take Shotover...
Mary Jane Walker, who lives in Queenstown, is the author of eight travel books. A Maverick Iranian Way is her most recent book With all the current tension in the Persian Gulf, I'd decided to visit Iran to see what...
David Mayhew is chair of theKelvin Peninsula CommunityAssociation OPINION: So, where are we with the Queenstown council's dealings with the airport which have proved to be troublesome recently. At their meeting on June 27, councillors resolved to hold further discussions with...
Alexa Forbes is a two-term Queenstown Lakes District councillor, who's standing for the Otago Regional Council during this year's local body elections OPINION: Queenstown's council's resource consent application to allow for occasional sewage overflow spills into waterways has rightly raised...
David Jerram is an architect and urban designer, and co-author of a masterplan for redeveloping Queenstown Airport's land for housing The consultants who produced the just-released Draft Frankton Masterplan weren't allowed to consider the possibility of relocating the airport. As a...
OPINION: Queenstown's  council has hypocritically pushed its way on to the overcrowded virtue express train 5 with its recent declaration of a climate emergency. Not only have councillors misinterpreted what an emergency is, they have distracted from urgent local issues...
YOURWORD: John Hilhorst John Hilhorst is a former Wakatipu High School economics and social studies teacher, who's lived in the resort since 1995 A ridiculous notion – relocating the airport would cost way too much! Figures ranging from one to two...
YOURWORD: Brett Duncan Brett Duncan is managing director of Adventure Hostels New Zealand, in Camp Street, Queenstown The idea backpackers don't spend money is a myth. They use budget accommodation so they can spend their savings over months, not weeks like...
YOURWORD- John Cushen John Cushen is a Queenstown tourism adviser and sustainability lecturer When the decision-making department on top of one's shoulder starts to slow down, it is easy to become confused. As I sit in my rocking chair, dressed in cardigan...
Charlotte Mill is director of Property Management Queens-town Ltd, which owns Villa del Lago Queenstown is no ordinary resort, it's a special resort. You've heard it before, as actively marketed by Destination Queenstown, "Queenstown is known as the adventure capital...
Murray Doyle is a businessman and long-time Arrowtown resident OPINION: The visitor levy referendum misses an important point and should have an additional question added: does the community support the projected growth in our region? Recent community surveys have revealed serious...
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