Queenstown Lakes District Council

By PHILIP CHANDLER Kelvin Peninsula Community Association's requesting Queenstown's council urgently restrict the narrow, winding Peninsula Track to walkers during the Covid-19-induced lockdown - however, the council's not intending taking that step at this stage. KPCA, according to its Facebook page,...
When we toasted the arrival of 2020, who would have predicted within three months a virus spread to humans, from a bat in a wet-market in provincial China, would bring the world to its knees and wreak havoc on...
By PHILIP CHANDLER While construction's virtually ground to a halt due to the Covid-19-induced lockdown, a developer's continuing with excavation and retaining works for a $22 million, six-star boutique hotel in central Queenstown. Developer Kevin Carlin says he's got Ministry of...
Former Queenstowner Jaime Sands, who worked for the Queenstown Lakes District Council and, latterly, Hilton Queenstown, is now working on a private yacht in the Caribbean - where lockdown has its own challenges, and the consequences of Covid-19 are...
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...
New Zealand’s immigration minister’s going to "urgently enable" three initiatives to help migrants on essential skills work visas. Queenstown mayor Jim Boult video conferenced with Iain Lees-Galloway yesterday — in a statement, Boult says that's resulted in steps which will...
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...
A groundswell of support for a popular Queenstown dance school's given the owner renewed hope a new home might be found. Last month Mountain Scene reported Anna Stuart had to shut the doors to Frankton's Dance Evolution Studios - formerly Queenstown...

TV wrestling to grip viewers

Queenstown's next pro wrestling show will be filmed for TV as the 'sport' increasingly gains a hold on New Zealand. TVNZ Duke will film the sixth edition of 'Queenstown WrestleFest' on March 14, for screening around July. It's a coup for...

Hotel blasted

Residents in an exclusive Queenstown subdivision fear a proposed eight-storey hotel will destroy their neighbourhood. The Aspen Grove residents are up in arms over a resource consent application for a $100 million, six-star hotel sloping down from Fernhill's Kamana Lakehouse...

Land-tag scrap

Resentment's building over Queenstown's council imposing on thousands of property owners. As part of the district plan review, the council's told 2600 Wakatipu landowners, without warning, their land's within a wahi tupuna site of "particular cultural and ancestral significance" to...

Bogs moved after outcry

Portaloos have been causing a stink in Glenorchy. The community at the head of the lake contacted Mountain Scene this week, peed off about where a City Hall contractor plopped the eight toilets - four right in front of the...
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