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Views on billboard split

By GUY WILLIAMS A large digital billboard proposed for the side of Queenstown’s Crowne Plaza hotel has attracted nearly 50 submissions. As revealed in Mountain Scene on March 11, the 34 square metre billboard will display advertising aimed at pedestrians and...
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...

‘Extend wage subsidy’

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown mayor Jim Boult says he’s asking the government to reinstate the wage subsidy for tourism and hospitality ‘‘till we see reasonable levels of business return’’. The wage subsidy, which wound up early this month, played a critical...

Cox money trickling back

By MATTHEW MCKEW Unexpected repayments have been gratefully received by Wakatipu businesses caught out by struggling tourism wholesaler Website Travel. But others remain unpaid and it means a burning hole in their pocket with the government wage subsidy expiring from this...
Queenstown Resort College is rejecting a claim coronavirus is disrupting its industry internship programme. The father of a Diploma in Adventure Tourism Management student tells Mountain Scene only a handful of students in his child's intake have found internship positions,...
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