53 days ago

Protected land owned by music producer Mutt Lange burned in large blaze near Queenstown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

A massive fire near Queenstown ripped though hundreds of hectares of protected land owned by music producer Mutt Lange.

The 200-hectare fire started on a neighbouring property and spread to Coronet Peak Station, owned by Lange, the former husband of singer Shania Twain.

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2 days ago

Does Queenstown need a public ferry service?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Queenstown Water Ferries will stop operating after failing to get public funding, but the Otago Regional Council says it is still considering providing funds.

What do you think? Does Queenstown need a public ferry service and should it be subsidised by the regional council? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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3 hours ago

No snow, no worries: Ski fields chase summer tourism dollars

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

The threat of climate change is pushing New Zealand ski fields to chase the summer tourism dollar.

A new $25 million Sky Waka chairlift is carrying tourists up Mt Ruapehu this summer while Coronet Peak is opening for the first time in many years and Cardrona is looking to ramp up its offerings.

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11 hours ago

Collect a bag of rubbish - and you could win prizes!

Resene

Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.

This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a walk over the weekend and collect a bag of rubbish in your community - it's simple but with a collective effort can make a big difference.

It's free to participate and there are prizes to be won - including a $200 Resene Gift Card! Simply head to their event page and register your interest.
Sign up here

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