taxis

By HUGH COLLINS Despite a four-week national lockdown, many drivers for Queenstown Taxis will be keeping their ranks, so to speak. Given the bulk of the company's drivers are operating as part-owners of the company, or shareholders, most will be taking...
A Queentown cabbie under fire for overcharging admits his fare's a minimum $18 – and suggests rivals are jealous because he wears a suit. Mountain Scene last week reported fears a few independent cabbies – and Luis Kreische, in particular...
Allegations are flying that a few independent Queenstown taxi drivers are ripping off tourists by overcharging. Other cabbies say it's damaging not only their industry, but the resort's reputation. And Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd weighs in: "We need to stamp...
Queenstown passenger service drivers have allegedly been sexually inappropriate and boozed-up before getting behind the wheel. Those are among two dozen complaints upheld against passenger licence drivers in the resort in recent years. A taxi driver, now allegedly still working as...

Airport fees hike

Queenstown Airport is hiking commercial pick-up and drop-off fees - but doesn't want to talk about it. Right now the airport charges $3.45 for a pick-up. But from next Thursday, Mountain Scene understands the airport will charge $8.05 for pick-ups as well...
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