Skippers Canyon

By MATTHEW MCKEW Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis will visit Queenstown in the "near future" and understands the resort faces hardships, his office says. It comes on the back of sustained pressure from Mountain Scene, including a column by editor Tracey Roxburgh...
The Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon continues to be a major drawcard, with more than 600 entrants ready to hit the trails tomorrow. Organised by Ben Lomond Station owners the Foster family, the Queenstown event's now in its ninth year, and...

Rare Skippers parcel for sale

A rare property's for sale in spectacular, historic Skippers Canyon. The hilly, 7.8-hectare property, including a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, has been owned for the past 28 years by Jane Scheib. She originally co-owned it with her ex-husband Laurie Scheib, a fourth-generation...
A parapenter was rescued in Skippers Canyon after losing control, hitting a wall and sustaining a fractured femur, cuts and contusions. Lakes District Air Rescue Trust manager Ed Halson says the 21-year-old Australian took off from Coronet Peak at 5am...

Safety mission fail

City Hall has confirmed Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible 6 film crew didn't follow the rulebook when shooting near Queenstown. Despite the "procedural oversight", in forgetting to apply for a traffic management plan, New Zealand film company DWTT Productions escaped punishment. Last...
Safety concerns are being raised about Tom Cruise's film crew shooting a helicopter chase for Mission: Impossible 6 near Queenstown. QT Photo Tours owner Blair Pattinson witnessed manoeuvres by three helicopters over and under the Skippers Canyon Bridge for about...
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