Skyline Enterprises

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a Queenstown CBD increasingly riddled with empty premises, that won’t be a problem when the redeveloped O’Connells building opens next year. In a major coup, landlord Skyline Enterprises has leased two retail floors to one tenant. That is...
By GUY WILLIAMS Skyline Enterprises is investigating an incident in which a drill rig toppled over while carrying out stabilisation work on rocky bluffs beneath the Skyline gondola line in Queenstown on March 4. The company’s group health and safety manager...
By GUY WILLIAMS After three years of planning and nearly a year of deconstruction and reconstruction, work on the O’Connells building in central Queenstown is starting to sprint to the finish-line. The steelwork for the mountain range-shaped canopies wrapping around its...

Golfer’s a hardy annual

By PHILIP CHANDLER Talk about consistency. Queenstown-based Skyline Enterprises and local golfer Alan Brown have been forever linked with one of the resort’s oldest sports tournaments, the Skyline Classic. Last weekend, for the 42nd year in a row, Skyline was the naming...

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...
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