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Lakeview view

By PHILIP CHANDLER The consortium behind Queenstown’s massive Lakeview precinct project has opened a pop-up gallery in the CBD. Melbourne-based Ninety Four Feet and Auckland investment...

Dux award caps stellar year

By PHILIP CHANDLER Anyone who aspires to be a neurosurgeon’s probably pretty brainy — and in the case of Wakatipu High school leaver Om Alva,...

A big choral concert

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown has hardly seen a choral concert like it. School choirs from four of the Wakatipu’s primary schools — Queenstown Primary, Shotover Primary,...

Lobby group calls for limit on growth of Airbnb

By GUY WILLIAMS An accommodation sector lobby group’s calling for a debate on curbing future growth of the residential visitor accommodation (RVA) market. The Lakes District...

Goldminers’ ‘utopia’ opens

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...

Needs fund tops $1m

By TRACEY ROXBURGH In just over six months more than $1 million has been raised for the Wakatipu Greatest Needs Fund. Established by Queenstown’s fundraising queen...

Target ‘ultra-premium’

By GUY WILLIAMS New tourism minister Stuart Nash says a ban on hiring vans without loos '‘won’t make any difference’’ to visitor numbers to Queenstown...

Windies bump kid triathletes

By PHILIP CHANDLER A huge Central Otago primary school triathlon’s been bumped from Queenstown Events Centre to accommodate the Windies cricket side. The council-owned centre was...

NZ-first school to open in Queenstown next year

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new not-for-profit school, focused on entrepreneurship and leadership, will open in Queenstown next year. In time the Liger Leadership Academy, which is...

Launching ‘Kiwi OE’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH They've decided to take the mountain to Muhammed. Hoping to attract Kiwis to Queenstown for work — even if it’s only for a...

Lift chairs selling

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstowners have a chance to bag themselves a bit of skifield history, simultaneously helping out two local charities. The Remarkables is selling off...

Queenstowner playing at Pike River commemoration

By PHILIP CHANDLER A veteran Queenstown muso’s lending his voice to today’s commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Pike River Mine explosion that killed...
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