Skyline

A major Luma exhibition will light up the night in Auckland, thanks to a funding boost. And SILO's Simon Holden says the new partnership could be the catalyst for Queenstown work to be displayed overseas. Bright Nights, an Auckland-based light festival,...
A well-known local's challenging Skyline Queenstown's $150 million bid to totally redevelop its famous gondola-based tourist facility. It's understood Basil Walker is lodging a High Court appeal against the resource consent, which was granted by the Environment Court in February...
Queenstown tourism giant Skyline's been given the go-ahead for its multi-million dollar redevelopment project. In a statement Skyline announced the Environment Court had granted resource consent approval for the project, which includes an expansion of the upper complex, a new gondola...

Skyline’s chopper bid

A controversial new helipad is in the wind for Queenstown as Skyline Enterprises looks at options. The tourism giant wants the proposed 'Ben Lomond sub-zone' extended to allow for a possible helipad. The sub-zone is mooted as part of the council's...
A Queenstown tourism boss is worried about repercussions of proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act for local operators. Tourism Industry Aotearoa's calling on the government to go back to the drawing board with the Act – changes include scrapping...

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...
No one knows Skyline Queenstown's present-day gondolas better than David Glanfield. When the former Aucklander joined the company as a gondola operator in January, 1987, it was still running the original multi-coloured 'bubble' cabins installed 20 years earlier. In September that year,...

Bigger rooms with a view

A developer has started selling million-dollar central Queenstown apartments off the plans. Kevin Carlin has changed tack on his Queenstown Views project, replacing plans for 130 hotel rooms with 19 'two-key' apartment suites, plus two rooftop penthouses. That's brought the project...

Skyline plans mega carpark

As Queenstowners face a downtown parking squeeze, a local tourist company is planning a mega-carpark nearby. Skyline is proposing a 449-space carpark to service its proposed $100 million gondola complex redevelopment. Behind the rebuilt bottom terminal, the four- or five-level building...
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...

$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...
The big 5-0 is fast approaching for tourist giant Skyline Queenstown. Pitched as New Zealand's most-visited tourist attraction, it's asking locals to get on board to help it celebrate. The birthday bash includes a 50 Years of Fun campaign that will...
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