Queenstown

By GUY WILLIAMS An organisation dedicated to nourishing Whakatipu residents and their families has massively upscaled its operations after setting up a base in a Frankton warehouse. Speaking at the official opening of food rescue service KiwiHarvest’s Queenstown branch in Glenda...
By GUY WILLIAMS A taste of the big-time has left Queenstown cyclist Reuben Thompson hungry for more. The 20-year-old made his professional debut last month in the Tour of the Alps, in Italy and Austria, with the Equipe Groupama FDJ World...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH The Highlanders are on the hunt for a kid to deliver the most critical element of their upcoming Super game against the Rebels in Queenstown — the first Super game played here since 2011. Mountain Scene, in conjunction with...
By PHILIP CHANDLER The owners of Queenstown’s stunning Remarkables Station, Jillian (left) and Dick Jardine are pictured with Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy (centre) after being made Members of the Order of New Zealand at a ceremony in Wellington last week. The...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Another four months of road closures and temporary removal of carparks, this time along Queenstown’s Camp Street and Earl St, will start next week — but the end is far from sight. Queenstown council contractors will start digging trenches...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's Beach Street closure for the CBD upgrade project has led to rejigged parking in neighbouring Rees St. Till March there were six 15-minute parks and two loading zones on Rees St. Now there are seven loading zones and...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH The Repair Revolution’s coming back to Queenstown today. The programme’s a collaboration between Sustainable Queenstown’s Esther Whitehead and Wanaka Wastebusters, which sees willing and skilled vollies matched with people who have things in need of fixing — from...

Hairless not loss

By MATTHEW MCKEW A bald effort by a quad of Queenstowners to take the fight to cancer has generated almost $8000 already. The locks will be coming off tonight at The Hayes, with Hannah Eade making a positive out of her...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's ice hockey players will finally play for their home fans again when SkyCity Stampede confront the Canterbury Red Devils tonight. After playing for family only during all but one game of last year’s abbreviated comp, it’ll be...
By GUY WILLIAMS A special event in Queenstown this Sunday will serve as a ‘‘big hug’’ for the community, and mark a year since the country emerged from the Covid-19 lockdown, its organiser says. Local iwi charitable trust, Mana Tahuna, is...

Fingers crossed

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is rumoured to be making an imminent announcement regarding working holiday and supplementary seasonal employer (SSE) visas. While details are scant, Mountain Scene understands INZ may announce SSE visa holders can move to working holiday visas,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER People perhaps do a double-take when they find Queenstown’s Frankton Legal also sells real estate. The practice, however, has been lawful in New Zealand since 2006, and indeed the law firm claims it’s saving its real estate vendors...
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