Queenstown Central

By GUY WILLIAMS The family behind Queenstown’s newest cafe, Hustl, has deep roots in the resort’s hospo scene. Siblings Mati and Leah Gourlay, who opened Hustl’s doors for the first time at Queenstown Central last Friday, have spent years working at...

Luma’s shuttle fix

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Punters to this year’s Luma event won’t have to worry about carparking. In a first for Luma, a park-and-ride’s being set up at Queenstown Central, where people can also fill up on meal deals — kids can eat...

It’s closing time

By GUY WILLIAMS Three long-time downtown Queenstown business owners say the next six months will determine the fate of many like them. One’s closing his restaurant for good, another says he’s staring at a ‘‘bloody long autumn’’, while the third predicts...

Fishbone back in business

By GUY WILLIAMS A long-time staple of Queenstown’s dining scene’s about to emerge from a brief hibernation. Seafood restaurant Fishbone’s reopening on Thursday after a Covid-induced pause in trading. Owner Darren Lovell closed the Beach Street eatery last August, opening in its...

Pop-up to replace Fishbone

By TRACEY ROXBURGH As a Queenstown eatery prepares to go up against 11 others, New Zealand-wide, in the 2020 Great NZ Toastie Takeover, it’s also preparing to pop up in the CBD. Love Chicken, which serves free-range, organic Bostock’s chicken, opened...

Fine for Kmart cock-up

By GUY WILLIAMS A former Dominion Constructors employee is facing a $38,000 fine after "taking the rap" for the cutting of steel reinforcing bars during the construction of Queenstown's Kmart building. Jason Buehler, who's now living in Canada, was to have been...
A fun, funky, next-Gen hotel has been announced for Queenstown's newest shopping centre. World-leading hotel operator Marriott International will operate a 176-room hotel under its newest brand, 'Moxy Hotels', at Frankton Flats' Queenstown Central. According to its website, "Moxy Hotels serves...
Some of the most affordable apartments in Queenstown's Frankton hub have come to the market. The next stage of Remarkables Residences comprises 91 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The one-bedders are priced from just $499,000 and the two-bedders from $760,000. An attractive feature...
At the age most people start thinking about saving for retirement, Darren Lovell changed countries and careers. He talked to Tracey Roxburgh ahead of opening his restaurant, which is full of love, at Queenstown Central today.   Twenty years ago Darren...
Dominion Constructors Ltd cut steel reinforcing bars between the concrete panel walls and foundations at the Kmart construction site in Queenstown, Queenstown Lakes District Council has confirmed. The council says this is  of "obvious concern'' and it will not approve...

Kmart opening delayed

Plans to open a Kmart store in Queenstown have been delayed by two weeks after the construction company behind the build was issued with a "Notice to Fix". Nationwide firm Dominion Constructors Ltd was ordered to fix some problems relating...
The builder of a mega-new Queenstown shopping centre has been ordered by the local council to fix some problems. The council's issued a 'Notice to Fix' to nationwide firm Dominion Constructors Ltd. It's building the $100 million first stage of the...
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