'Sorting it out': New Brecon St entertainment business, Kingpin


Queenstown’s new Kingpin entertainment business has promised disgruntled staff who’ve not been paid while taking Covid leave they’ll all receive their ‘leave scheme’ entitlement.

Mountain Scene reported on March 10 many staff were angry they’d been isolating over past weeks — either because they had Covid or because they were household contacts — but their employer hadn’t provided any financial support, despite government assistance being available.

‘‘Any leave taken between launch of the subsidy and now will be retrospectively corrected in the payroll system so that no one is left short or disadvantaged,’’ staff — addressed as ‘fun kings’ — were told a day or so after Scene’s story was published.