The Rees Hotel

The survivor of a horrific hit-and-run wants Queenstowners to keep one thought in their minds when considering drink-driving. "I just want to send a message to them – you might hurt someone," Mutsuko Morisue says. "And it's not only them. "It's the...

NZ trumps as a global lifeboat

An American convinced that New Zealand land is an attractive "apocalyptic hedge" for his rich countryfolk is putting his money where his mouth is. Retired lawyer and former sports mag publisher Miles Jaffe has lifted the asking price for his...

Lake snot costs hit hotels

Queenstown hotels are being forced to install expensive filtration systems to prevent lake snot clogging their water systems. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel manager Vincent Macquet says a self-cleaning filter identical to one operating at Dunedin Hospital was installed at the hotel five...
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