retail

By PHILIP CHANDLER If anyone knows how hard Queenstown’s retail scene is, not least this year, it’s local couple Judy and John Knight, who this week mark 25 years in business. They’ve had Outside Sports — specialising in ski, hike, bike and...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Construction of a 61-room five-star Queenstown hotel, on the corner of Man and Brecon Streets, has been deferred due to the Covid-19-induced tourism slowdown. Lead developer, NZX-listed Augusta Capital, announced the deferral in a statement last week. The luxury...
Queenstown’s world famous for its adventure attractions.  Think Shotover Jet, bungy, rafting, skydiving ... the list goes on.  However, because the current Covid-19 pandemic's likely to mean New Zealand's borders don't reopen for a long time, this sector's in...

$100m luxury hotel plans

An American developer is making a Queenstown comeback, with plans for a $100 million luxury hotel complex near Skyline's gondola. Kevin Carlin – who developed The Waterfront apartments 20 years ago and then the exclusive Lakeside Estates subdivision – lodged...

Bookshop pulls out

In a blow to the Queenstown CBD, major book and stationery store Whitcoulls is shutting shop in Beach Street. The chain's boss Brenda Pennycuick says it's "not a location that is working for us". "We never like to be closing stores...
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