Queenstown Lakes District, Queenstown

26 days ago

What do you think are the big issues for the Queenstown Lakes district mayoral race?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Growing pains for an area that has become the face of New Zealand tourism are the focus of the Queenstown Lakes district mayoral race.

Incumbent Jim Boult believes his willingness to tackle the "big issues" and follow through on a billion-dollar spending plan place him in good stead to … View more
Growing pains for an area that has become the face of New Zealand tourism are the focus of the Queenstown Lakes district mayoral race.

Incumbent Jim Boult believes his willingness to tackle the "big issues" and follow through on a billion-dollar spending plan place him in good stead to battle the area's issues in challenging conditions.

However, the debate surrounding growth and in particular the growth of Queenstown and Wanaka airports has raised questions.

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27 days ago

Skyline's sale of Totally Tourism stopped in Queenstown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Skyline Enterprises' planned sale of Totally Tourism to its former chairman has been canned for now.

The publicly-listed company conditionally sold Totally Tourism – a Queenstown-based company that includes helicopter, flight seeing, whitewater rafting and heli-skiing divisions – to Mark … View more
Skyline Enterprises' planned sale of Totally Tourism to its former chairman has been canned for now.

The publicly-listed company conditionally sold Totally Tourism – a Queenstown-based company that includes helicopter, flight seeing, whitewater rafting and heli-skiing divisions – to Mark Quickfall in July.

Skyline chief executive Geoff McDonald said in a statement this week that despite a time extension, some conditions were not able to be resolved by the completion date.

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27 days ago

Do you know a Kind Neighbour?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We're looking for all the kindness heroes in your neighbourhood and we want to hear all about them. Nominate someone today, to be our weekly AMI Kind Neighbour and your special neighbour could feature in the community newspapers around New Zealand as an inspiration to us all. Plus, if your … View moreWe're looking for all the kindness heroes in your neighbourhood and we want to hear all about them. Nominate someone today, to be our weekly AMI Kind Neighbour and your special neighbour could feature in the community newspapers around New Zealand as an inspiration to us all. Plus, if your nomination is chosen and features in the community newspapers then you'll both receive a $50 Prezzy® card from us!

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28 days ago

NZ House & Garden House Tour - Tickets on sale now!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

Join us for a day of indulgence by stepping inside the pages of one of New Zealand's favourite magazines.

We've hand picked five fabulous locations to showcase a variety of homes, reflecting local design flare and style. The tours are self-driven, and give attendees the opportunity to … View more
Join us for a day of indulgence by stepping inside the pages of one of New Zealand's favourite magazines.

We've hand picked five fabulous locations to showcase a variety of homes, reflecting local design flare and style. The tours are self-driven, and give attendees the opportunity to take in the best scenery the region has to offer, try some quirky cafes or eateries along the way, and also visit our Hub; a one stop shop for all your house tour information and where they can meet the editorial team behind their much-loved magazine.

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28 days ago

WATCH: Inside the Otago's new glamping village

The Team from Play Stuff

Have you seen the Tawanui Farm Glamping village? This has got to be ground-zero of zen; there is nothing to do here but relax.

Play Now: play.stuff.co.nz...

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28 days ago

Poll: How has your Rugby World Cup streaming experience been?

Paul Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours, have you been enjoying the Rugby World Cup - or has your Spark Sport stream let you down?

The rest of Rugby World Cup tournament should stream "perfectly", Spark says, after thousands of rugby fans were let down by streaming of the All Blacks' first match.

To … View more
Hi neighbours, have you been enjoying the Rugby World Cup - or has your Spark Sport stream let you down?

The rest of Rugby World Cup tournament should stream "perfectly", Spark says, after thousands of rugby fans were let down by streaming of the All Blacks' first match.

To read more, click here.

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How has your Rugby World Cup streaming experience been?
  • 35.1% Perfect - I had no issues
    35.1% Complete
  • 31% Not the best
    31% Complete
  • 33.9% Absolutely horrible
    33.9% Complete
507 votes
28 days ago

Poll: Are you supporting the climate change strike this week?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Young people are leading the charge for this Friday's climate strike.

The idea is for as many people as possible to take the day off work to protest for climate action in solidarity with the school strikers. Are you in support of this?

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Are you supporting the climate change strike this week?
  • 27.3% Absolutely
    27.3% Complete
  • 20.4% No - not interested in climate change
    20.4% Complete
  • 23.8% Not sure how the strike will make a difference
    23.8% Complete
  • 28.4% Other - more practical things could be done to raise awareness
    28.4% Complete
907 votes
28 days ago

Enhance your furniture with a simple stencil

The Team from Resene ColorShop Queenstown

Bring a piece of Morocco into your home with this easy pattern DIY. Use it to pretty up a vintage cabinet.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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28 days ago

The right strengths for the trades

BCITO NZ

It takes the right person with the right attitude to succeed in the trades. Someone with grit, determination and endurance. These are the kinds of strengths that women have and that the industry needs.

Like Sofie Graf-Russell from D&R Decorating Ltd in Queenstown who after four years in … View more
It takes the right person with the right attitude to succeed in the trades. Someone with grit, determination and endurance. These are the kinds of strengths that women have and that the industry needs.

Like Sofie Graf-Russell from D&R Decorating Ltd in Queenstown who after four years in hospitality, changed to a career in the trades finally felt “at the place I’m meant to be.”

If you’re a woman interested in the trades, read how local women are doing it or register for The BCITO & Mitre 10 Building Women Night to meet them and employers in person.

Got the right strengths for the trades? Buildingwomen.nz
Find out more

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29 days ago

Join Gen Less

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They all had their defining moments. Climate change is ours.
Join Gen Less, and live more with less energy. #GenLess
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30 days ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing … View more
This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
Find out more

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30 days ago

WATCH: Union

The Team from Play Stuff

Hi Neighbours with the Rugby World Cup kicking off this weekend watch this Play Stuff short doco.

Young Māori Jared James finds himself living in a self-imposed exile from his home in New Zealand. Struggling with cultural isolation in Japan, he tackles the challenges of an unfamiliar city … View more
Hi Neighbours with the Rugby World Cup kicking off this weekend watch this Play Stuff short doco.

Young Māori Jared James finds himself living in a self-imposed exile from his home in New Zealand. Struggling with cultural isolation in Japan, he tackles the challenges of an unfamiliar city using the universal language of rugby.
Watch now

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32 days ago

WATCH: How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

The Team from Play Stuff

Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Watch now

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