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Bigger rates burden

By MARK PRICE Queenstown Lakes ratepayers will have to dig a little deeper this year to pay for  maintenance of the Crown Range Road. A big...

Fun with glass pays off

By PHILIP CHANDLER Thanks to showing off what you can do with glass, Queenstown’s Lakeland Glass won ‘best showroom’ at the recent Window & Glass...

Gibbston’s grapes of wrath

The economics of growing grapes in Gibbston has been sniffed, swirled around, savoured and spat out during Environment Court hearings over the last two...

‘Beware the prowling bots’

By MARK PRICE Two Arrowtown jewellers have a warning for the ‘‘owners’’ of internet domain names: beware the prowling bots. Brendon ‘Buzz’ Jaine obtained his bjaine.com...

‘Moving sign’ rejected

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Plans for a digital billboard on the side of Queenstown’s Crowne Plaza hotel have been scuppered by City Hall, on the basis...

New wine crawl

By MARJORIE COOK Cellar doors are on the way to Queenstown’s CBD in a new event which organisers have promised to make annual. The self-guided Queenstown...

‘Q’town should be bulk-funded’

By PHILIP CHANDLER Shadow treasurer Andrew Bayly believes the government should bulk-fund Queenstown through the Covid crisis to ensure the survival of key businesses and...

Literary coup for Arrowtown

By PHILIP CHANDLER The author of the most talked-about book in New Zealand this year talks about her life and her work at a literary...

Global award nod

By MARJORIE COOK Queenstown architecture firm McAuliffe Stevens is in the running for one of the most prestigious awards in the world. Lead architect Preston Stevens...

‘Laughter’s the best medicine right now’

By MARJORIE COOK Comedian Guy Williams is heading to Queenstown’s Kinross Winery for a night of silliness and stand-up. While Penny Ashton popped up as part...

Waste-free parties

By MATTHEW MCKEW From the ashes can rise a phoenix and like so many in these difficult times, three young entrepreneurs are forging a new...

Enhancing public reserves

By MARJORIE COOK City Hall's eyeing up to 45 hectares of Queenstown public reserves for recreational development. Public feedback closed on July 5 for the Lake...
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