post-Covid

By GUY WILLIAMS The first candidate to put up their hand for Queenstown council’s vacant seat’s been there before. Recently-retired lawyer and long-time resort resident Phil Wilson, who served a term from 1992 to 1995, tells Mountain Scene he’d already been...

Unit ownership never cheaper

By PHILIP CHANDLER Singles or couples can pay as little as $200,000 to secure assisted home ownership in a new Queenstown apartment building. Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust owns 50 of the 78 units in the first building of the Toru...

Choppy: Woman of heart

Writer/business coach Jacqui Thomas first came to Queenstown to work in 1994 and last left here in 2016. In her new book on female business founders ‘doing business with heart’, she features a pioneering heli-tourism operator she met when living...

Target ‘ultra-premium’

By GUY WILLIAMS New tourism minister Stuart Nash says a ban on hiring vans without loos '‘won’t make any difference’’ to visitor numbers to Queenstown when international travel resumes. Nash, who met Queenstown mayor Jim Boult and tourism business owners in...

Businesses defy downturn

By PHILIP CHANDLER WHAT downturn? Despite Covid-19 border closures causing business carnage, five operators - an art gallery, a car dealership and three hospo companies managed to open new outlets between last Friday and Monday. After fashion store World closed in Church...
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