17 days 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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1 hour ago

Poll: Should Lime scooters be allowed in Queenstown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Lime e-scooters could get a six-month trial in Queenstown, despite being withdrawn from Auckland streets amid safety concerns.

District councillors will this week consider a restrictive memorandum of understanding to allow the company to operate in Queenstown on a trial basis.

The scooters would only be allowed to operate between 5am and 10pm and will need to be moved from streets by 11pm.

What do you think of the proposal? Tell us in the comments below.

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Should Lime scooters be allowed in Queenstown
  • 0% Yes
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  • 0% No
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  • 0% I'm not sure/something else (tell us in the comments)
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0 votes
12 hours ago

A time to remember…

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

“A time to reflect and remember that those gone before us, will be with us forever”.

Avenal Park Funeral Home staff invite families and friends to join us at a combined Remembrance Service in the Victoria Rooms at the Civic Theatre - Tay Street, Invercargill on Thursday, 12 December 2019, commencing at 6.00pm.

You can light a candle in remembrance of your loved one and join us afterwards for light refreshments.

This service has been organised by the Southland Loss and Grief Centre (Invercargill) and is supported by local funeral homes; Avenal Park Funeral Home and Macdonald and Weston along with the Invercargill City Council.

Avenal Park Funeral Home also has a remembrance tree available for those who would like to write a message in memory of their loved one.

Please call into our office – Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm at 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.

If you would like us to write a card on your behalf, please phone us on 03 218 9021.
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1 day ago

Poll: Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Another year has nearly passed, and with every new one comes the chance to make new resolutions (or repeat your old ones). Whether it’s starting and sticking by a new fitness plan, saving to travel, or learning a new skill, do you have a New Year’s resolution? How good are you at sticking by it? Vote in the poll below.

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Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
  • 6.5% Yes - I’m excited to implement it
    6.5% Complete
  • 33.3% No - I never stick by them
    33.3% Complete
  • 21.1% I haven’t thought about it yet
    21.1% Complete
  • 39.1% I make goals throughout the year
    39.1% Complete
681 votes