Tracey Roxburgh

By MATTHEW MCKEW Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis will visit Queenstown in the "near future" and understands the resort faces hardships, his office says. It comes on the back of sustained pressure from Mountain Scene, including a column by editor Tracey Roxburgh...
Tha caused quite the stir, didn't it? Mountain Scene's Parting Shot last week, an open letter to Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis, seems to have captured the zeitgeist of not only Queenstown, but New Zealand's tourism industry. By Wednesday afternoon, Scene editor Tracey...
Dear Kelvin, I know you're busy and all, but I just had one quick question for you. Where, exactly, have you been? Or, perhaps, more to the point, as Minister of Tourism, what - aside from tasking Tourism New Zealand to come...
You know what's bloody amazing? Us. I had a chat with one of our new staffers the other day. He was surprised at the vitriol coming from other parts of New Zealand about the situation Queenstown finds itself in. That others have taken...
Fasten your seatbelts, Queenstown. We're in for a bumpy ride. It's now impossible to have a conversation with anyone that doesn't include 'coronavirus' ... a word I hadn't even heard of until about three months ago. This week the proverbial hit the...

Scene’s new ed

Long-time Allied Press reporter Tracey Roxburgh's been appointed as Mountain Scene's new editor and Otago Daily Times' Queenstown bureau chief. Roxburgh, originally from Invercargill, graduated from Southern Institute of Technology’s Peter Arnett School of Journalism, before starting out at The Southland...
This year’s Queenstown Nines Rugby League Tournament may not be a completely dry event, provided the organising committee obtains a special licence. Yesterday the Queenstown Lakes District Council voted unanimously to adopt a 48-hour temporary alcohol ban, sought by police,...
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult is hoping the launch of a competition between business owners in the district will tidy up the towns and lower crime rates. Mr Boult announced the "Pride in your Premises'' initiative yesterday, which aims to...
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