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Local cabbies won’t pull rank

By HUGH COLLINS Despite a four-week national lockdown, many drivers for Queenstown Taxis will be keeping their ranks, so to speak. Given the bulk of the...

Lessons not yet locked down

By HUGH COLLINS FOR one Queenstown teacher it's going to take a lot more than a national lockdown to prevent her from sharing her musical...

Kenny’s Queenstown connection

By PHILIP CHANDLER Country-singing superstar Kenny Rogers, who died last month, aged 81, had a special affinity with Queenstown. He first visited the resort in 1973 when...

Royalty visits Lake Hayes

By PHILIP CHANDLER WHETHER related to the Covid-19-imposed human lockdown or not, a rare waterbird's turned up in Queenstown. Local Jane Taylor spotted a distinctive royal spoonbird...

‘This is finite – it will end’

Anna Mickell is the CEO of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, co-owner of The Health Media and a lover of literary legends, like Shakespeare...

Q’town will look after you

By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-time Queenstown realtor believes the local property market will ride out the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed. Harcourts Queenstown principal Kelvin Collins says...

Report from Covid-19 battlefront

Dr Tim Rigg’s a GP at the Queenstown Medical Centre, and one of many on the front line of Covid-19 in Queenstown To say the...

Queenstown firm offers rapid Covid-19 testing

By PHILIP CHANDLER A QUEENSTOWN stem cell company's offering speeded-up testing for the Covid-19 virus spreading the world and locking down New Zealand, and other...

Nick’s hellish year continues

By GUY WILLIAMS Arrowtown's Nicholas Holmes thought he'd had enough drama in 2020, but now finds himself stranded in French Guiana in a coronavirus lockdown. Holmes arrived...

‘Stress eased’ for some migrant workers

New Zealand’s immigration minister’s going to "urgently enable" three initiatives to help migrants on essential skills work visas. Queenstown mayor Jim Boult video conferenced with...

WinterFest 2020 wiped out by virus

By MATTHEW MCKEW and HUGH COLLINS Uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic's forced the Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival 2020 to be cancelled. The festival, in its...

‘Slash rentals’

By PHILIP CHANDLER A health and safety adviser wants Queenstown's landlords to slash rents during this Covid-19-induced lockdown - and he's got support from the...
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