Yonder

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown institution’s survived a devastating fire and a global pandemic. Perhaps it’s only appropriate for World Bar to officially reopen on Black Friday. It’ll be a brave new World Bar that throws opens its doors on November 13...

Reinventing in the resort

By HUGH COLLINS While most of us were hunkering down during lockdown, one Queenstown native was floating about in the Bahamas. But it was no holiday. Born and raised in the Wakatipu, for the past four years Emily Burns has been living...

Artful shredders

By MATTHEW MCKEW Old snowboards are being given a new lease of life as canvases for artists to get creative with and raise money for charity. For a third year running, NZ Shred has teamed up with the Queenstown Arts Centre...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A campaign's been launched in Queenstown to keep the resort buzzing with the sound of music. Yonder prides itself on being the place to be for up-and-coming artists in New Zealand. But, with Covid-19 hitting the purse strings, there's...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A Queenstown adventure tourism company's zipping into new territory to support the resort's arts, culture and performance communities. Next weekend Ziptrek Ecotours will hold its first 'Treehouse Sessions', where about 20 local musos will take to the tree...
By MIRANDA COOK Stand-up comedian Jack Ansett makes a living taking “the piss” out of everyday life, but you might know him more famously from a 2017 KFC ad. Ansett says: "I played Background Nerd Four, and people used to know me...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It took three days to shoot just over three minutes of footage, but in some ways Molly Devine's latest music video's been a lifetime in the making. The born-and-bred Queenstowner hired renowned director Shae Sterling to work with...

Brazil comes to resort

It's carnival time! In February, a ripple of party fever spreads throughout Brazil for Queenstown, and its big Brazilian community, estimated at more than 2000, won't be missing the fun. Tomorrow night, 'Carnaval 2020' at Queenstown Memorial Centre will celebrate Brazil's...

Hives new buzz

Public beehives are the new buzz in the Wakatipu. Thanks to local apiculturist Neal McAloon and various sponsors, bee colonies have popped up in the Queenstown Gardens, Arthurs Point's School House Reserve and Arrow Junction's Whitechapel Road. In each case, McAloon,...

First time on the road

To the relief of hotel owners everywhere, there won't be any TVs being chucked out of the window when Auckland musos Round Buddha hit the road. The five-piece band is getting ready to embark on their first ever tour, which...
Queenstown's next vibrant venue will change its focus with the passage of the sun. 'Yonder' is the new cafe, bar and restaurant set to open late next month in the old McNeill's Cottage on Church St. The World Bar collaborators Steve...
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