Sustainable Queenstown

Covid-19 forces DQ cuts

TWO more Destination Queenstown staff have been made redundant. In a statement, DQ interim boss Ann Lockhart says it’s ‘‘with much regret’’ the board’s disestablished the international markets manager roles for both Asia and Western, held, respectively, by Ella Zhang...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Ways to ensure community views are used to shape policies at a local government level will be traversed at the first ‘Reset’ discussion in Queenstown next week, being hosted by Max Rushbrooke. The democracy advocate, academic and author...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH An Arrowtown charity's run off its feet right now - but the Wakatipu community's swung in behind to support it. This month a 20-foot storage container, courtesy of AJ Saville Builders, was dropped off on the St John's...
Sustainability and creative groups are joining forces to encourage Queenstowners to ditch plastic. And you can even take part while enjoying a pint. Smiths Craft Beer House will host the Short Plays and a Pint event tonight. It's a creative collaboration between...

Students set to march

Queenstown students will take to the streets to protest climate change inaction on Friday. The Student March for Climate Action is a nationwide strike, organised by high school students, to raise awareness of the need to tackle climate change. The Queenstown...
Environmental action group Sustainable Queenstown Charitable Trust's made massive strides in cleaning up the resort since forming earlier this year. Joshua Walton gets the lowdown on its goals from its founder and newly-appointed trustees It all started with a vision...
We collectively design the future we want, through the decisions we make today. Nationally, we have inadvertently designed the tourism trends, types and tours that we now see in New Zealand, perhaps through a misguided belief that the clean...
Making moves towards sustainable living is the aim of 'The Women's Summit' in Queenstown next Friday. Organised by Sustainable Queenstown, formerly Anti-Plastic Population, the summit comprises four-minute speeches from 10 local women, a short Q&A session, intermingling and a silent...
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