sustainable tourism

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Fresh from the release of his report on sustainable tourism, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, will speak at a public lecture in Queenstown. Upton’s report, ‘Not 100% — but four steps closer to sustainable tourism’, was...

Eco-education zipping along

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Ziptrek Ecotours has launched a new ‘outdoor classroom’ in Queenstown. The Bob’s Peak-based business is using its treehouses and ziplines to showcase sustainable tourism at work and teaching how businesses can future-proof for environmental, social and financial success. Ziptrek...
By GUY WILLIAMS A social enterprise born out of the Covid lockdown made its first charitable donation last Wednesday. Less than two months after it launched, Kiwi Welcome distributed $250 to the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust. Founder Sam Brough hopes it’s the first...

Turning a new leaf

By MATTHEW MCKEW It didn’t take long for a Queenstown business duo to brew up a new usiness plan when things went temporarily kaput for their travel firm. Sally Miller and Alex Musgrave, of Impact Escapes, specialise in small, off-the-beaten track...
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