Steve Wilde

Parking in Queenstown is set to become more expensive from December as the council tries to encourage other forms of transport. Queenstown Lakes District Council adopted the new Queenstown Town Centre Transport Strategy at a full council meeting in Wanaka...

Bookshop pulls out

In a blow to the Queenstown CBD, major book and stationery store Whitcoulls is shutting shop in Beach Street. The chain's boss Brenda Pennycuick says it's "not a location that is working for us". "We never like to be closing stores...
Tourism company Skyline Enterprises' striking new $8 million-plus Queenstown lakefront building is being officially named Eichardt's. The contemporary-looking building's name associates it with its historic neighbour, the five-star Eichardt's Private Hotel. There's also a tenancy connection. The new Eichardt's houses the hotel's...

Booze clampdown call

City Hall faces a two-pronged front to tighten Queenstown's booze laws. Business lobby group DowntownQT and local police have joined forces to push for a 24-hour liquor ban in public areas. The two bodies met mayor Jim Boult last Monday, ahead...
Queenstown Police are floating the idea of a 24-hour ban on public drinking in the wake of last Saturday's Crate Day chaos in the resort. But Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says he hopes a total ban can be avoided...
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