public transport

By MATTHEW MCKEW Plans to increase housing in Ladies Mile and Frankton by up to 4000 units rely on Kiwis ditching cars in favour of bus and ferry networks. That’s according to the growing list of consultant-produced and council-commissioned plans for...

Chamber chief bows out

By Guy Williams There's been no shortage of praise for outgoing Queenstown Chamber of Commerce chief executive Anna Mickell, but the lady herself is keeping mum on her impending departure from the role. Chamber chairman Craig Douglas said in a statement...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown mayor Jim Boult's going to "bust my backside" to help lead the resort, and the district, out of the coronavirus crisis. But, he warns, it will have an impact far bigger than anything most of us will...
Kelvin Peninsula Community Association's launched a petition urging Otago Regional Council (ORC) to support Queenstown's soon-to-be-scuppered ferry service. Ferry operator Go Orange last month announced the service - aside from water taxis to the Hilton - would end February 20. Despite...
Disabled access campaigners were told to be "a bit more understanding of others" – after complaining about a business parking in mobility parks. Wakatipu Access Group (WAG) complained to The Building Hub (THB) about staff repeatedly parking in a mobility...
Queenstown's downtown boss is blasting the council for turning Camp Street into a bus station to accommodate the new $2 buses. "It is going to be chaos," DowntownQT general manager Steve Wilde says. With the much-anticipated $2 buses hitting the streets...

Jim Boult: Buses a first step

OPINION: The saying goes that "all good things come to those who wait", and I am pleased to share with you that we have a commitment from the Otago Regional Council (ORC) to start the new $2 bus service...
Queenstown should get more frequent buses and cheaper fares later this year. But it might take a hike in local parking charges to pay for it. A report to today's Queenstown council meeting says the Otago Regional Council (ORC) is developing...
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