The Remarkables

Resort’s generosity

By PHILIP CHANDLER Who said Queenstown doesn’t have a heart? Local woman Stacey McDonald’s blown away at the response when she asked Queenstown businesses to help an Aucklander with stage 4 skin cancer enjoy a trip of a lifetime. She’d put her...

2020 Peak to Peak plug pulled

By GUY WILLIAMS Covid's kiboshed the Peak to Peak. The multisport race’s organisers have cancelled it with ‘‘great regret’’ as a result of the government’s announcement on Monday that Covid alert levels would remain unchanged for another week, media manager Margo Berryman says. Originally...

‘Beating heart’ underway

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a major milestone for Queenstown’s first retirement village, mayoress Karen Boult this week turned the first sod on a grand $12 million clubhouse. Queenstown Country Club (QCC) owner Arvida — which bought the Ladies Mile ‘community’, as...

Young tyro Peak to Peakers

By PHILIP CHANDLER and TRACEY ROXBURGH Meet Arrowtown School’s good sports. For the first time a team from the primary school’s entering Queenstown’s iconic Peak to Peak — running, hopefully, on September 19, Covid-19 restrictions permitting. The Year 8 pupils tackling the multisport...
Queenstown professional freeskier Pete Oswald’s putting his body on the line for a lofty goal of getting thousands of trees planted in Madagascar. He tells GUY WILLIAMS about a fundraising project that’s helping to save the world and a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Seems if you want your home or business premises to win an award, call an Arrowtown female architect. The only architectural practices to win more than one award for new projects at this year’s New Zealand Institute of...

Government handout rejected

By MATTHEW MCKEW NZSki's said ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to the government after being offered just $500,000 of the $2.7 million it asked for. Chief executive Paul Anderson says the company behind Coronet Peak, The Remarks and Mt Hutt’s ‘‘grateful’’ but ‘‘respectfully declined’’...
Last week Queenstown Airport celebrated its 85th anniversary. The aerodrome was established in 1935 by a community organisation, the Frankton Aerodrome Board, which over the years reinvented itself several times to become the Queenstown Airport Corporation of today. In preparing to...

We have lift-off

By MATTHEW MCKEW IT’S finally ready. Two years after NZSki first pitched a multi-million dollar replacement Sugar Bowl chairlift, it’ll be cranking into action this morning. The project at The Remarks was hampered a few times, first when seeking approval from Department...

One more week

By TRACEY ROXBURGH NZSki's decided to keep The Remarkables running for another full week, before opening at weekends only. The skifield turned on the chairlifts for 2020 on July 4, coinciding with school holidays, and initially intended to dial it back...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A bit like the winter multisport race itself, entries are coming in fast and furious for this September's Peak to Peak. Earlybird entries for the long-time Queenstown event - in which competitors can ski or board, cycle, kayak,...
By Hugh Collins NZSki's hopes of opening a new chairlift in time for the 2020 Queenstown ski season are looking more positive than ever. The company's worked with Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker on a government exemption to allow a specialist rope splicer...
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