Queenstown

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...

Return of the Hooligan

Queenstown's home-grown Hooligan is out for revenge. The local pro wrestler, aka Marc Perry, is returning to the ring in front of a home crowd at this year's WrestleFest. The six-bout event, usually held around the same time as Winter Festival,...
Tickets are selling for the fourth annual Biophilia Festival alongside Queenstown's Moke Lake. Billed as "an immersive wellness adventure for all", the festival – from February 22 to 24 – comprises workshops, talks and live performances embracing yoga, mindfulness, dance, parkour,...
Happy New Year! Christmas has been and gone and I'd like to wish you all happy holidays. For those in the Queenstown area for the holidays, welcome, we hope you enjoy our piece of paradise as much as we do. For those...
A Queenstowner who thought he'd move his campervan to avoid getting a $200 freedom camping fine copped an $800 fine for drink-driving instead. Members of the public called police at 12.52am on December 22 when they spotted Andres Alberto Contreras...
A visitor accommodation development is proposed to help fund a reforestation project on Mt Dewar Station. A 55-lot subdivision, including 43 cabins and 11 chalets for residential and visitor accommodation, is planned for the 1773-hectare site by Treespace Queenstown Ltd. There...
A Queenstown hospo professional is the only Kiwi attending a New Zealand-hosted international sommelier summit this month. Go To Collection's Candice Chow, group beverage manager for the chain's Rata, Madam Woo and Hawker & Roll restaurants, joins 17 sommeliers, or...

Feels like summer

There are a few things that make up the quintessential Kiwi summer. Jandals, barbeques, lazy days at the beach and, for many, the laidback tunes of Fat Freddy’s Drop. The boys are bringing those chill summer vibes to Queenstown next Monday...

Last post for Camp Street

Queenstown's losing its post office. Loss-making NZ Post is shutting its Camp Street premises from January 28 and relocating its postal services, as it's doing elsewhere in the country. Postal services will be offered instead from the nearby post box lobby,...
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