Queenstown

Queenstown's mayor Jim Boult has announced a non-binding referendum to test community support for a local visitor levy. The money - council wants $25 million to $40m a year - would fund desperately needed infrastructure for New Zealand’s premier tourist...

Glenorchy land for sale

The second stage of a 60-lot Glenorchy subdivision offers some of the Wakatipu's cheapest sections. The seven Shiel Street sections range from $299,995 to $325,000, and in line with Glenorchy township rules they're all at least 800 square metres –...

Making way for Marlon

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood film — an A-list actor goes to watch a gig at a trendy nightspot, sees an up-and-coming young singer, and writes him a part in his latest blockbuster. But that’s exactly what...
A rapidly-growing network is empowering, and supporting, Queenstown women. Queenstown Lakes Women in Business founder Jane Guy talks to Daisy Hudson about changing attitudes and breaking the glass ceiling It started on social media, but now a local women's group...

Lake Hayes’ new race

Arguably Queenstown's most scenic lake will be the setting for a spectacular running race this Easter. Up to 125 runners, including some of New Zealand's best, will line up for the inaugural Lap of Lake Hayes Race on April 20...

Speed limit backlash

The blame game's begun over Queenstown's botched speed limit trials. Police are having to trawl through years of speeding tickets after informing the council several reduced speed limit trials around the district were unenforceable. Any fines found to be invalid will...

Resort’s festive weekend

Queenstowners hoping to get in one last summer festival are spoilt for choice this weekend. Both King Beats and Biophilia are set to return for their fourth events this year. The Black Seeds will headline this year's King Beats, becoming the...

No one’s cop-ped a $250 fine

Queenstown cops issued ZERO fines in the first two months of the resort's controversial booze crackdown. Police were given the power to dish out $250 tickets to anyone caught boozing on the streets after a furore over Crate Day drinking. Cops...

Big price for strategic site

A real estate agent describes a central Queenstown listing as "a little bit of a sleeping giant". The 936 square metre Melbourne Street property (left), occupied by a three-bedroom, 1970-era brick home, is directly opposite the Holiday Inn Express hotel,...
YOURWORD by Tanya Surrey - a Queenstown lawyer with Mactodd Lawyers When you drive past Queenstown District Court on Monday mornings before 9am, you're likely to see a line of people waiting outside the court. Several will be facing a drink-driving...
By law, New Zealand real estate agents now have to carry out checks on all clients they list for. These checks, effective January 1, stem from the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act, which also came into effect...
Queenstown shopping centre Five Mile has joined a group of local companies offering vital sponsorship support to the New Zealand Open golf tournament. The 'Queenstown Four', first formed for the 2017 Open, also comprises Coronet Peak skifield, Eichardt's Hotel and...
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