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Luma’s shuttle fix

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Punters to this year’s Luma event won’t have to worry about carparking. In a first for Luma, a park-and-ride’s being set up at Queenstown Central, where people can also fill up on meal deals — kids can eat...
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...

High-profile units

By GUY WILLIAMS A three-storey apartment building’s being proposed for a high-profile Park Street site opposite the Queenstown Gardens. Park Street Gardens Ltd, a Christchurch-based company with familial links to a property development and construction giant headquartered in Beijing, applied last...

Lack-of-parking peril

By PHILIP CHANDLER A major Queenstown landlord claims the council’s threatening the CBD’s viability by not replacing carparking lost in pending major roading projects. Westwood Group Holdings’ Tony Butson says about 364 parks in the greater downtown area — or about...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown music promoter says it’s costing him thousands of dollars extra to relocate a big-name DJ. Bryce Wrigley had been due to put on Andy C (pictured) — rated the world’s best drum and bass DJ over...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A councillor's wanting to trial free parking in Queenstown’s CBD to help the struggling hospo sector. Councillor Val Miller’s suggesting temporarily waiving parking charges from 4.30pm every day — currently, metered parking runs till 9pm. ‘‘We want to encourage...

$4m-plus resort project

By PHILIP CHANDLER Part of the village centre at Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort is about to be redeveloped. In what’s understood to be a $4 million project, the forecourt entry and golf cart areas will be upgraded. Two new buildings to house carts...
There's a reason Parting Shots aren’t a weekly occurrence. We kinda feel it’s best to wait till you get itchy fingers (aka blind rage) before you put phalanges to keyboard. And by jingos am I there. For nigh on 12 months I’ve...

New party venue

By MATTHEW MCKEW Reggae in the Park’s back for another year to celebrate the legacy of Jamaican music legend Bob Marley — but it’ll be held in a new location. Thousands annually pack in to Queenstown Gardens every February 6 to...
By GUY WILLIAMS After three years of planning and nearly a year of deconstruction and reconstruction, work on the O’Connells building in central Queenstown is starting to sprint to the finish-line. The steelwork for the mountain range-shaped canopies wrapping around its...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's been a three-year ‘‘labour of love’’ but the doors to a new addition in an historic part of Arrowtown finally opened last week. Developers Scott Stevens and John Guthrie started physical work on a new development behind...

Covid-19 forces DQ cuts

TWO more Destination Queenstown staff have been made redundant. In a statement, DQ interim boss Ann Lockhart says it’s ‘‘with much regret’’ the board’s disestablished the international markets manager roles for both Asia and Western, held, respectively, by Ella Zhang...
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