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Council loses Wanaka case

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The High Court’s upheld an application to judicially review Queenstown’s council’s decision to grant a long-term lease of Wanaka Airport to Queenstown Airport Corporation. The lease was challenged by the Wanaka Stakeholders Group, which applied to the High...

It’s closing time

By GUY WILLIAMS Three long-time downtown Queenstown business owners say the next six months will determine the fate of many like them. One’s closing his restaurant for good, another says he’s staring at a ‘‘bloody long autumn’’, while the third predicts...
By GUY WILLIAMS After three years of planning and nearly a year of deconstruction and reconstruction, work on the O’Connells building in central Queenstown is starting to sprint to the finish-line. The steelwork for the mountain range-shaped canopies wrapping around its...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown landlord and his tenants are urging locals to patronise, and help save, the CBD. In recent years, many residents have bypassed central Queenstown in favour of Frankton, citing traffic congestion or lack of parking. Now pharmacy building...
With Queenstown's accommodation industry being hugely hit by the Covid-19 lockdown and border closure, the Airbnb sector which so many locals have got in to, to earn some spare coin virtually disappeared overnight. Many have speculated this sector won't come back, but two Airbnb...

‘Slash rentals’

By PHILIP CHANDLER A health and safety adviser wants Queenstown's landlords to slash rents during this Covid-19-induced lockdown - and he's got support from the local mayor. John Frampton, who advises companies on their health and safety obligations, believes residential and...
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