36 days ago

Queenstown rates decrease 'not good enough'

The Team Reporter from Queenstown News

A Queenstown mother who has taken a 58 per cent drop in income due to Covid-19 says a planned rates decrease is not enough to help struggling homeowners.

The Queenstown Lakes District Council had planned a 6.76 per cent average rates increase but last week announced it would drop that to 1.72 per cent.

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2 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

10 hours ago

Coronet Peak night skiing: Largest crowd in years as evening skiing opens in Queenstown

The Team Reporter from Queenstown News

Kiwis appear excited about the prospect of having the mountains to themselves, with the largest crowds in years turning up to the launch of Queenstown’s night skiing season.

More than 3500 people packed the slopes of Coronet Peak, bigger than last year’s crowd - when the resort town was full over overseas tourists.

Are you excited for this year's ski season?

1 day ago

Scammers set up fake Summer Concert Tour page

The Team Reporter from Queenstown News

Organisers of the annual Summer Concert Tour are urging people to be vigilant after a scam Facebook page was set up.

Tour organiser, Greenstone Entertainment chief executive Amanda Calvert, said three fake pages had been set up for each of the events in Queenstown, Taupō, and Whitianga.