trans-Tasman bubble

By MATTHEW MCKEW Live sport’s getting a full-time home in Queenstown once things kick off at a new bar boasting 15 TV screens. Every kick, grunt and gear shift will be heard at The Locker Room Sports Bar, with co-owner Romain...
By GUY WILLIAMS One of Queenstown’s finest rugby products, Michael Collins, hopes he’ll get on the pitch when his Highlanders team brings the Super Rugby circus to his hometown at the end of this month. In a scheduling reshuffle enabled by...
Speaking of mayor Jim Boult, his wife Karen says: ‘‘People know who Jim is, most of them don’t know who I am, really.’’ In an attempt to correct that imbalance, PHILIP CHANDLER talks to mayoress Karen Boult about her life...

Nash’s bold call

By PHILIP CHANDLER Tourism Minister Stuart Nash predicts Queenstown could enjoy a record ski season thanks to the trans-Tasman bubble, and hints he’ll announce more measures to help the Covid-ravaged tourism industry next week. In the resort on a family holiday...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown brother and sister are agents for a new digital currency they believe local businesses can only benefit from. Qoin, which started in Australia early last year, allows buyers and sellers to interact without any fees. For businesses...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH National's immigration spokeswoman says she’ll ask Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi in the House when he intends to visit Queenstown. Erica Stanford spent Tuesday in the resort talking to businesses about the issues facing them, hosted by local MP Joseph...

Fourth time lucky?

By PHILIP CHANDLER He's possibly New Zealand’s unluckiest sports event organiser — and you can’t even blame Covid. Queenstowner Evan McWhirter, who’s again organising tomorrow's Routeburn Classic run over the stunning Routeburn Track, has had to cancel the event’s past three...

Money stress help

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is hoping to help resort residents avoid get ting to ‘‘mental health crisis’’ point with a new service. Noticing a nexus between financial stress and hardship and mental health struggles last year, CAB’s...
As a self-professed misfit, I’ve always questioned the status quo. I don’t do this to be contentious, but because I believe that’s the path to creating a better world around us. Last week, when we heard news about the opening of...

Ecstatic but trepidatious

By TRACEY ROXBURGH You could almost hear the sighs of relief at 4pm on Tuesday in Queenstown. After holding the collective breath for more than a year, the resort was finally able to exhale as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Holidaymakers not used to using a travel agent to book a flight across the Tasman are being urged to think again. Would-be travellers taking advantage of the long-awaited trans-Tasman bubble when it opens April 19 are being advised...
By GUY WILLIAMS Covid-19 vaccine jabs will start going into arms in Queenstown today. The milestone comes only a few weeks after the 12-month anniversary of a female Danish tourist becoming the resort’s — and the South Island’s — first confirmed...
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