Queenstown Chamber of Commerce

Hospo warning

By MATTHEW MCKEW A looming disaster faces Queenstown as working holiday visas expire and the government pushes the remaining foreign workers into the fields, with golden ticket extensions for horticulture. Unemployment may have leapt up in the resort, but bars and restaurant owners...
In light of recent criticism of the government’s support for the tourism industry, and Queenstown businesses in particular, and the frustration of alert level restrictions, I have given more thought to what we should expect from our government leaders. I’ve...

Game on?

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's in the running to host three southern hemisphere powerhouse rugby teams for about two months. And Queenstown’s mayor Jim Boult’s also pushing for a 2020 Rugby Championship game to be played at the Queenstown Events Centre —...

Give us strength

By TRACEY ROXBURGH & MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown's bracing for a second wave of Covid-19 restrictions, with genuine fears about how some businesses will cope, should the worst case eventuate. The resort, and the majority of New Zealand, moved back to Alert Level...

Support for sports

By MATTHEW MCKEW A $151 million overhaul of Queenstown Events Centre - including the resort's first full-size artificial turf pitches  - is set public consultation. The proposal includes an extension to the swimming pool and new buildings, where the existing main...
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...

Chamber lends support

By TRACEY ROXBURGH QUEENSTOWN'S Chamber of Commerce has opened up membership to businesspeople who've been made redundant in the past three months, and owners who've had to close or hibernate their businesses. The free 12-month memberships are being supported by Westpac. 'WeAreCommunity'...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Even local business leaders aren't immune to job losses in this Covid-19-induced tourism crisis. Skyline Queenstown commercial manager Craig Douglas is among the 50 per cent-plus of Skyline Enterprises' 1200 or so staff made redundant across its New Zealand...

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...
Dear Kelvin, I know you're busy and all, but I just had one quick question for you. Where, exactly, have you been? Or, perhaps, more to the point, as Minister of Tourism, what - aside from tasking Tourism New Zealand to come...
Anna Mickell is the CEO of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, co-owner of The Health Media and a lover of literary legends, like Shakespeare and Dr Seuss March 26 (Day 1, Level 4). I was asked by Mountain Scene to write...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Kiwi cricketing legend Sir Richard Hadlee's putting his spin on the 'mind over matter' theme for Queenstown Chamber of Commerce's (COC) annual Banter' forum this Thursday. In the run-up to the event, at Gibbston's The Winehouse, Mountain Scene...
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