Queenstown Airport

‘Predatory activity’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's mayor’s labelled a move by Christchurch City Council to profit from our patch a ‘‘predatory activity’’ designed, he says, to attack the value of Queenstown Airport. Jim Boult calls the decision by Christchurch International Airport Ltd’s (CIAL)...

Launching ‘Kiwi OE’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH They've decided to take the mountain to Muhammed. Hoping to attract Kiwis to Queenstown for work — even if it’s only for a few weeks at a time — Remarkable Labour bosses Blair McNaughton and Ed Stott have...

Hare to help our kids

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new book aimed at helping address anxiety and identify stress in kids has been a labour of love for its Queenstown author. Commercial illustrator Laura Shallcrass released Hare & Ruru, A Quiet Moment last month with Beatnik...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If anyone knows how hard Queenstown’s retail scene is, not least this year, it’s local couple Judy and John Knight, who this week mark 25 years in business. They’ve had Outside Sports — specialising in ski, hike, bike and...

Mystery Shotover gondola

By MATTHEW MCKEW Another gondola, this one running parallel to Shotover Bridge, and a new hospital, are two new ideas contained in the Frankton Masterplan discussed yesterday by City Hall. Released on Monday, the document details a council spend of $83...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Joni Mitchell sang, ‘‘they paved paradise and put up a parking lot’’. Well, it’s not quite like that, but a three-level parking building’s about to go up on one of Queenstown’s most prominent undeveloped sites. Australian private equity firm The...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown Airport’s got the third-best approach view in Australasia, according to PrivateFly. The Frankton airport’s been named behind Bora Bora (Motu Mute) Airport in French Polynesia and Nadi International Airport, in Fiji, in the 2020 Scenic Airport Poll. In New...
Last week Queenstown Airport celebrated its 85th anniversary. The aerodrome was established in 1935 by a community organisation, the Frankton Aerodrome Board, which over the years reinvented itself several times to become the Queenstown Airport Corporation of today. In preparing to...
By GUY WILLIAMS Passengers flying into Queenstown on Air New Zealand's turboprop planes will have to put up with weather-related disruptions for a while yet. The airline says it's in the "final stages" of getting Civil Aviation Authority approval for required...

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...

Dead on arrival

By GUY WILLIAMS Not all arrivals are welcome at Queenstown Airport. For some, it's terminal. And the next time a rat, stoat, ferret or hedgehog makes a flying visit to the airport, it'll be taking its life in its paws. In an environmental...
A rare rural lifestyle block on the market is a stone's throw from Queenstown's Frankton Flats. The 1.89-hectare block is off an access driveway off the eastern end of Hansen Road, above State Highway 6. It's one of four contiguous blocks...
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