summer

Work visa plea

By TRACEY ROXBURGH While calls are being made for Immigration New Zealand to free up the migrant workforce, and establish region-specific visa extensions, that’s not on the new government’s agenda. Remarkable Labour directors Blair McNaughton and Ed Stott say there are dire times ahead...
It's turbulent times for Queenstown's adventure tourism industry. It's the sector that's put the resort on the international map, but that's of little use when international visitors, because of the Covid-19 crisis, can't get here for the foreseeable future. PHILIP CHANDLER talks to three...
A global pandemic was never going to be kind on a couple whose livelihood revolves around social gatherings. But that doesn’t mean the word ‘optimistic’ has been entirely omitted from the vocabulary of long-time Queenstown musicians Lindsay and Ailsa Woods. The Hanley’s...

Remarks’ summer road toll

Outdoor recreation clubs aren't happy at the prospect of $10 per vehicle to drive up The Remarkables road over summer. The road's owned by NZSki which announced on Tuesday it'll introduce the toll from February 3. New Zealand Alpine Club GM...
Queenstown sweltered under its hottest day in recorded history on Monday – but there could be snow on the mountains by Tuesday. The mercury reached a sizzling 35.2C at the Park Street weather station. That's the hottest since records began in...
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