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Unleashing biking’s potential

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new report commissioned by a Queenstown tech entrepreneur shows biking could be worth almost $210 million to the resort’s economy by...

Neutral stance

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown mayor Jim Boult says he’s not endorsing any of the people who’ve put their hand up to take his job on. Nominations officially...

Exploring Matariki’s meaning

While New Year’s often thought of as a European institution, a time of fireworks and parties, Maori have been celebrating Te Tau Hou, the...

Homeowner traumatised

By GUY WILLIAMS - PIJF court reporter An ARROWTOWN woman has been left traumatised after a drunk, disorientated man tried to smash his way into her...

Woods’ big mission

By LUCY WORMALD It's a big job, but Destination Queenstown’s (DQ) new CEO’s excited to be part of the resort’s Covid recovery. Although only five days...

Mānawatia a Matariki

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Seventy Arrowtown School kapa haka performers are due to take centre stage in the  village this afternoon. The pupils, all aged between nine...

Leaky costs bite

By PHILIP CHANDLER About a quarter of Queenstown council’s proposed rates increase stems from ‘leaky-building’ claims, for which one bust ex-developer’s largely responsible. Of the proposed...

‘Launch fireworks’ fundraiser

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's pyrotechnic guru’s hunting for someone to push start on next month’s  Welcome to Winter fireworks display, simultaneously raising money for a...

Demand for hostel long-stays

By CASS MARRETT Some Queenstown hostels are bearing the brunt of the rental shortage by acting as temporary accommodation for seasonal workers. But one hostel boss...

It was an unforgetta-bull sale

By CASS MARRETT A Queenstown Angus stud’s achieved a record price for South Island bull sales this year. Kincardine Angus Stud — the district’s only Angus...

Urgent need to home wild cats

By CASS MARRETT Queenstown cat rescue charities are racing against the clock to find homes for more than 100 homeless moggies. Queenstown Community Cats (QCC) trustee...

‘More than just a public holiday’

By LUCY WORMALD Matariki celebrations began over the weekend in Glenorchy with a day of learning matauranga Maori (Maori knowledge) and te reo Maori. Run by local...
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