Park Street

Taking a plunge

By PHILIP CHANDLER Organisers believe swimming races they’re organising in Queenstown will be the first to run on Lake Whakatipu. Hardy lake swimmers Lucas Fornes and Richie Lambert, with support from Southern Lakes Swimming Club, are staging The Wakatipu Legend on...

T’s marathon effort for Kate

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstowner Teaukura ‘T’ Moetaua reckons if you’d told him two years ago he’d walk 10km he’d have assumed you’d been ‘‘drinking something serious’’. Yet last Saturday he did it for his late wife, Kate, his daughters Anika, Aya...

Our helping hands

By HUGH COLLINS Local community centres are set to hit the frontline in Queenstown's response to the Covid-19 crisis. Happiness House, Wakatipu's only community drop-in centre, has seen an increase in inquiries in the wake of the outbreak, manager Robyn Francis...
A carparking conglomerate has been issued a 'no parking' ticket by Queenstown's council. The council recently investigated a commercial carpark on a vacant section in Park Street near Queenstown's CBD which parking firm Wilson Parking NZ had been operating since...

Dress-circle property dream

On many fronts, a residential property for sale at the end of Queenstown's Brisbane Street represents a unique proposition. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 27 Brisbane Street, with a two-bedroom rental unit below, is on the lakefront but elevated, for...

Pop-up carpark appals

Ex-Queenstown mayor Warren Cooper and his wife Lorraine say they were astounded recently to wake up to find a commercial carpark smackbang next to them. Wilson Parking NZ, which operates several CBD carparks, had erected a large sign and a...
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