sustainability

By TRACEY ROXBURGH WHILE RuPaul’s Drag Race gets much of the credit, born-and-bred Queenstowner George Dagg was possibly always destined for his new career path. Dagg works at Life’s a Grind Espresso by day and, more and more often, by night...

US foundation’s funding

By TRACEY ROXBURGH An off-road cycle trail connecting Tucker Beach to Arthurs Point and Arrowtown’s one step closer thanks to a whopping donation by a United States-based foundation. The Morgridge Family Foundation’s given $36,000 to the Queenstown Trails Trust, through the Wakatipu...

Bike club gains white knight

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s about to put its foot down — and it’s got some serious firepower behind it. New Zealand tech entrepreneur and Xero co-founder Rod Drury says he decided a while ago to get back into...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A company about to prefabricate timber buildings using world-leading German technology arose from a chance meeting between neighbours at Queenstown's Jack's Point. About three years ago, Tristan Franklin, who has a management/governance background, found out his new neighbour,...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A Queenstown adventure tourism company's zipping into new territory to support the resort's arts, culture and performance communities. Next weekend Ziptrek Ecotours will hold its first 'Treehouse Sessions', where about 20 local musos will take to the tree...
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...
'In retrospect, all revolutions seem inevitable. Beforehand, all revolutions seem impossible.' – Michael McFauland Think about it, think about women not having the vote, think about slavery, about apartheid. They are wrong, incongruent and archaic. In retrospect, it's utterly unbelievable that people...
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