Shotover Street

By GUY WILLIAMS A Shotover Street businessman’s accusing Queenstown’s council of using a CCTV-monitored taxi stand outside his store as a parking trap. Asian Mart owner Tau Su says his customers are getting pinged for parking outside the store after 6pm, when...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Plans to increase housing in Ladies Mile and Frankton by up to 4000 units rely on Kiwis ditching cars in favour of bus and ferry networks. That’s according to the growing list of consultant-produced and council-commissioned plans for...

Charity worker dies

By GUY WILLIAMS A former Queenstown woman who was found dead in her apartment in Cambodia on Monday after a suspected heart attack was dedicated to helping underprivileged children, friends say. Cambodian media reported the body of Anne Copplestone, 48, was discovered...
For a guy who was rejected from hospo jobs in Canada because he was told he "wasn't really a people person", Chris Dickson's done alright for himself. He talks to TRACEY ROXBURGH about his plans to support Queenstown Chris Dickson knows all too...

Fergburger reopens

By MATTHEW MCKEW Fergburger's Queenstown doors will swing open again today. The world famous burger bar's known for its long lines, stretching up the street, but general manager Steve Bradley doesn't expect the normal queue after it opens at 8am. "We are...
Ian Bell's been one of that increasingly rare breed in Queenstown – an independent retailer. Ahead of him shutting shop this week, he tells Philip Chandler about the highs and lows of his business career, and explains how he...

Shotover high life

A Singaporean company plans a 227-room, five-star hotel and retail complex, linked to a new pedestrian precinct, on one of Queenstown CBD's last big undeveloped blocks. Well Smart Investment Holding is lodging a resource consent appli-cation this week for a...
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