54 days ago

Coronavirus: Queenstown likely to be hardest hit in NZ - mayor

The Team Reporter from Queenstown News

The Queenstown Lakes region will likely cop the biggest economic hit in New Zealand from the coronavirus crisis, the area's mayor says.

Queenstown and Wanaka's economies were almost completely reliant on the tourism industry, mayor Jim Boult told about 350 business people in an online update this week.

"Nobody ever told us that our industry would simply be turned off, but that's what happened a couple of weeks ago," he said.

Read more here.

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

$1.4m boost to help jobless Queenstown migrants find work

The Team Reporter from Queenstown News

A struggling tourist destination brought to its knees by Covid-19 will get a $1.4 million funding boost to help people find jobs.

Queenstown Lakes is receiving the funding as part of a $36.72m Government package to help regions hard hit by coronavirus.

Queenstown Lakes District Council economic development manager Peter Harris said the money would primarily be used for redeploying or retraining people who had lost their jobs or had hours reduced.

1 day ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
Find out more

2 days ago

Reduce your home-office energy bills


With so many of us spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s energy bills are skyrocketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 5 simple, easy to implement ideas and tips for cutting down your domestic power bills to save yourself some cash.
Find out more