lockdown

By GUY WILLIAMS Police have taken action against 59 people who breached Covid restrictions in Queenstown during the three-week lockdown that ended last month. They include resort property developer Min ‘Homy’ Yang, who this week denied a charge stemming from alleged...

Army digs closing in

By CASS MARRETT About $1 million is still needed to fund Queenstown Salvation Army’s new community and social wellbeing hub in Remarkables Park. The build, which will cost $9.4 million in total, is estimated to take 12 months, likely beginning early...

Lockdown alarm

By GUY WILLIAMS Nearly half of Queenstown accommodation and hospo business owners responding to a recent survey say they expect to go under in the next three to six months if Auckland stays in lockdown. The survey was carried out two weeks...
By CASS MARRETT Queenstown's mayor Jim Boult wants the district to be the first in the South, and New Zealand, to have 95% of the population fully vaccinated against Covid. And with less than 10% of the district’s enrolled population yet...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Local mayoress Karen Boult and her daughter Victoria Boult are pictured after judging a Queenstown Primary School cooking/baking competition recently. ‘Hungry Games 2021’ — named after The Hunger Games novel trilogy — featured three teams of finalists chosen...
By CASS MARRETT Referrals for sexual harm and family violence have skyrocketed in Queenstown over the most recent lockdown. Queenstown Central Lakes Family Services clinical manager Fiona Young says, when compared to last year’s lockdown, numbers have grown by 50% for sexual harm...
By GUY WILLIAMS After two postponements, an Antarctic Heritage Trust expedition to cross a new ski-touring route near Queenstown has been put off until next winter. In May, the trust advertised for five young Kiwis to take part in a five-day journey...

Photo-fest display

By PHILIP CHANDLER Eighteen months in the planning, Queenstown Photography Club’s first exhibition, ‘Wakatipu — through the lens’, opened last Thursday in Arrowtown’s Lakes District Museum gallery, running till November 11. Twenty-two club members have contributed more than 80 images across...

Nesting birdlife threatened

By GUY WILLIAMS Bikers and dog owners are continuing to disregard warning signs at Tucker Beach Wildlife Management Reserve, where small numbers of a rare New Zealand bird are sitting on eggs. Banded dotterels are classified by the Department of Conservation...
HAS Queenstown’s CBD ever been in such a state of flux? The council says its contractors are making up for time lost during Level 4 as they press on with a swag of construction projects around the town centre....

Building headaches

By PHILIP CHANDLER With Queenstown tourism in the doldrums, the resort’s other main industry, construction, is also battling serious headwinds. On top of ongoing price increases for most materials, there are now supply shortages — mostly caused by the Auckland lockdown...
By CASS MARRETT Aucklanders looking to buy Queenstown property show no signs of slowing down, a Whakatipu realtor says. REINZ regional director Gail Hudson says although interest coming from Auckland buyers has been ongoing for a while, it ramped up during...
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