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Tree-mendous day planned

By PHILIP CHANDLER If we’re back to Alert Level 1 by September 21, Jardine Park will host one of Queenstown’s biggest ever community planting days. Under the ‘Stars programme’, introduced to Wakatipu High this year, more than 350 students from Years...
By GUY WILLIAMS Wayfare boss Ian Jackson has finally broken his silence about a major restructuring at the Queenstown tourism giant, but isn’t saying how many jobs have been cut. The former Qantas senior executive, who took over the chief executive...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH McDonald's is forging ahead with a $4 million-plus redevelopment of a Queenstown CBD building, to deliver salivation. The restaurant chain's taken over the lease on the former Salvation Army premises, on Camp Street, right beside KFC, opposite its former...
Queenstown will get the modern, 21st century shopping mall it deserves, owner Skyline Enterprises says. The tourism giant's property manager, Alastair Clifford, says after three years of intensive planning, work's about to start on a $26 million redevelopment that will...

China travel ban slammed

A Queenstown tourist operator believes the New Zealand government's coronavirus-induced travel ban on Chinese is an over-reaction that'll damage the resort. The two-week ban, imposed this Monday, is aimed at containing the spread of a deadly, fast-spreading virus that originated...

Party’s cash payoff

A wildly successful function for long-time Queenstowners has had a big spin-off for a local social service provider. Central Lakes Family Services (CLFS) has received $8516.30 from the proceeds of an inaugural locals' knees-up, held in September, which attracted 575...

From haka to the heavens

A long-running cultural tourist attraction will be replaced by indoor stargazing in a shake-up at Skyline Queenstown. Maori cultural attraction Kiwi Haka's on the hunt for a new home after boss Norman Ruru decided to shift it from Skyline, its...

New CEO’s view from the top

How does someone who's spent most of their working life in pharmaceuticals end up running a Queenstown-based tourism giant? Boss Geoff McDonald discusses his job switch with Philip Chandler on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Skyline Queenstown's...

50 years in numbers

Since it launched back in 1967, Skyline reckons more than 17 million people have ridden its gondola to get a bird's-eye view of Queenstown. The tourism giant celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And ahead of the celebrations, it's crunched the...

Chamber ready for fight

Queenstown's chamber of commerce president says the resort would be "crippled" without foreign workers. Richard Thomas is hopeful the new government will take a regional approach to immigration, despite promising to slash net migration. "They can't take an Auckland-like approach to...

O’Connells mall makeover

Skyline Enterprises plans to pump more than $10 million into a revamp of Queentown's main shopping mall. Skyline chairman Mark Quickfall confirmed a rebuild of O'Connells, on Camp Street and Beach St, was ruled out after the building was declared...
The Environment Court says it hasn't found a reason to decline consent for Skyline Enterprises' $100 million-plus gondola redevelopment in Queenstown. But it still hasn't decided the "ultimate question" of whether the tourism giant should get consent. Judge John Hassan and...
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