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Banishing plastics

By MATTHEW MCKEW A postponed wedding’s been the launchpad for a Queenstown company aimed at banishing plastic waste from grocery shopping. Lauren Redmond resigned from Jack’s Point...

Charity pitch to Aucklanders

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown charity that’s dispensed thousands of meals to out-of-work locals is counting its blessings. Baskets of Blessing is one of three charities...

Tourism boss: ‘Time to get on with new normal’

By GUY WILLIAMS Don't wait and hope. That was the message from Tourism NZ boss Stephen England-Hall to Industry operators at a roadshow event in Queenstown...

Work visa plea

By TRACEY ROXBURGH While calls are being made for Immigration New Zealand to free up the migrant workforce, and establish region-specific visa extensions, that’s not on...

RJ’s Walter Peak farmstay

By GUY WILLIAMS For the first time in its history, Real Journeys plans to offer visitor accommodation at Walter Peak High Country Farm. The company’s applied...

Jacking up early learning centre

By GUY WILLIAMS Jack's Point’s first childcare centre could open next year if Queenstown’s council gives the go-ahead. Remarkable Start Property Ltd has applied for resource...

Kiwi homecoming for Mi-Sex

By MATTHEW MCKEW The title of their 1983 album was Where Do They Go. Now we know the answer. Kiwi new-wave rockers Mi-Sex are set for their...

Crisis coping

By MATTHEW MCKEW If you fell from a plane with no parachute you would have every right to panic — but that doesn’t make you...

Our foreign language nursery

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It gave new meaning to thinking globally but acting locally. In the normal course of events, language teachers from all over New Zealand...

Funding keeps college alive

By GUY WILLIAMS The last English language school operating in Queenstown is delivering a free, full-time course to 70 former migrant workers after securing government...

Upsizing in our ‘scary’ times

By PHILIP CHANDLER Echoing its famous Chico’s heyday, an upstairs Queenstown Mall space has turned into a sports bar and music venue called Crew Room. Owners...

Adventures of a lifelong local

Farmer, family man, gold fossicker, hunter, historian, shearer, bugler and, above all, a character. On the eve of his 90th birthday, lifelong Queenstowner Alan...
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