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Wānaka PR consultancy Scope Media scoops national award

Wānaka PR consultancy Scope Media scoops national award

Wānaka communications consultancy Scope Media has won a top national award at the prestigious Public Relations Institute of New Zealand Awards. The boutique marketing communications and digital PR consultancy won Best Small-to-Medium PR Consultancy of the Year Award in Auckland on Friday night. Scope Media managing director Celia Crosbie says the awards entry process was […]

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Communications tips to protect your brand’s reputation during business hibernation or re-entering the market

Communications tips to protect your brand’s reputation during business hibernation or re-entering the market

This article was first published in QT Business (March 2022 issue). Whether you’re preparing to re-enter the market or faced with business hibernation as Omicron takes hold, there are some important things to remember to protect your brand’s reputation, writes Scope Media managing director Celia Crosbie. The head of Tourism New Zealand is predicting it […]

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Scope Media wins silver at NZ Pressies Awards

Scope Media wins silver at NZ Pressies Awards

Wānaka communications agency Scope Media has won silver at the 2021 national Pressies Awards for its work on a campaign to help diversify the Queenstown Lakes District economy. At the New Zealand Commercial Communications Council’s annual awards for the public relations, experiential and social media industry this week, Scope Media won a Silver Award in […]

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Wānaka A&P Show and Scope Media make finals in national events awards

Wānaka A&P Show and Scope Media make finals in national events awards

The Wānaka A&P Show has made the finals in three major categories at the prestigious NZ Events Association (NZEA) New Zealand Event Awards. Announced today by NZEA, the Show is a finalist in Best Lifestyle Event, Best Community or Not-for-profit Event and Best Event Marketing for the 2021 Show. Wānaka marketing communications agency Scope Media, […]

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Scope Media and Feast Creative agency collaboration delivers district-wide economic diversification campaign

Scope Media and Feast Creative agency collaboration delivers district-wide economic diversification campaign

A creative collaboration between two agencies in Queenstown and Wānaka has resulted in a new nationwide campaign to attract entrepreneurs and team builders to the district. Queenstown strategic advertising and design agency Feast Creative and Wānaka PR and communications agency Scope Media have helped Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Economic Development Unit (EDU) launch its trailblazing new […]

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Ignite Wānaka Chamber of Commerce beefs up events calendar for businesses

Ignite Wānaka Chamber of Commerce beefs up events calendar for businesses

Wānaka and Upper Clutha businesses are set to benefit from a range of educational and networking events launched by Ignite Wānaka Chamber of Commerce today. The Ignite Wānaka board has recently signed off on its events-led strategy, which includes a stronger focus on partnerships, listening, as well as continuing to support the local business community. […]

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Farm 4 Life given supreme honour at KUMA Māori Business Awards

Farm 4 Life given supreme honour at KUMA Māori Business Awards

Trailblazing Kiwi ‘edutainment’ business Farm 4 Life was announced the kaitiaki or guardian of the top 2021 Te Kupeka Umaka Māori ki Araiteuru (KUMA) Māori Business Award last night. Farm 4 Life, an online learning platform that delivers on-demand education for the dairy industry and owned and founded by Māori farming identity Tangaroa Walker, became […]

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South Island expansion of CAPE to help businesses, teachers, and students

South Island expansion of CAPE to help businesses, teachers, and students

The Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) have launched their South Island programmes in Queenstown today, including a new tool to help tourism operators embrace visitors from the Asia-Pacific region. CAPEs are university-led centres of excellence for languages, culture, politics, and trade.  Their aim is to help New Zealanders be better prepared to do business and […]

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Wanaka A&P Show contributes $28.6 million to local economy

Wanaka A&P Show contributes $28.6 million to local economy

The 2021 Wanaka A&P Show brought $28.6 million worth of direct economic benefits to the area, an independent study has found. The report, prepared by Research First, looked at the total expenditure by visitors, trade exhibitors, volunteers, spectators and competitors over the two-day event in March. The amount of total direct spending is up $17.7 […]

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New Queenstown Research & Innovation hub to benefit region and New Zealand

New Queenstown Research & Innovation hub to benefit region and New Zealand

Remarkables Park Limited has welcomed the Government’s strategic support into stage one of a new Research & Innovation Queenstown hub, announced today.  The Government has announced it will lend up to $22.5 million to Research & Innovation Queenstown Ltd (RIQL), a subsidiary of Remarkables Park Limited, to contribute to the development of stage 1 of a $45m […]

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2021 Wanaka A&P Show to continue setting up as planned

2021 Wanaka A&P Show to continue setting up as planned

The Wanaka A&P Show is pleased to announce that it is continuing its setup for the 2021 Show – to be held on March 12-13 – assuming the South Island returns to Alert Level 1 next week. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of a huge percentage of valued trade exhibitors, sponsors and funders who pledged […]

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Judges impressed by technical skill and attention to detail at Wanaka’s Aspiring Art Prize

Judges impressed by technical skill and attention to detail at Wanaka’s Aspiring Art Prize

An abstract oil painting of Dunedin’s Port Chalmers was judged Supreme Winner at the Craigs Aspiring Art Prize in Wanaka tonight. Boat Study (View from Deborah Bay) by Dunedin contemporary artist Philip Maxwell was awarded the Craigs Investment Partners Prize of $10,000 at the opening night of the exhibition at Holy Family Catholic School. The […]

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Scope Media finalists in 2020 Pressies Awards

Scope Media finalists in 2020 Pressies Awards

Wānaka marketing communications agency Scope Media has been named a finalist for the NZ Communications Council Pressies Awards. The agency is a finalist in the Best Use of Media Relations category for its work on launching Wānaka start-up Nautilus Modular in November last year. Scope Media is in the running with the country’s best PR […]

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Wānaka women’s Christmas event set to inspire others

Wānaka women’s Christmas event set to inspire others

Inspirational stories of resilience in business in a Covid world will be shared at the third annual Ignite Wānaka Women in Business Christmas Lunch next month. Ignite Wānaka Chamber of Commerce has secured Laura Douglas and Bridget Legnavsky as keynote speakers at the signature Chamber event, to be held at Corbridge Woolshed on Friday, December […]

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Ripe announces Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas to join festival line-up

Ripe announces Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas to join festival line-up

One of New Zealand’s biggest names in the wine industry, Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas, will appear as a special guest at Wānaka’s newest wine and food festival. Ripe: The Wānaka Wine and Food Festival has secured Douglas, an experienced wine writer, commentator, judge and reviewer, to host a presentation at the inaugural festival, which takes […]

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Ear Health Central Otago expands Alexandra service

Ear Health Central Otago expands Alexandra service

Ear Health Central Otago is responding to a growing need for more ear care services by setting up a new, dedicated clinic in Alexandra. The leading ear care provider, which also operates in Wānaka and Queenstown, will open its purpose-built facility at 86 Centennial Avenue on Thursday, November 5. The Alexandra clinic will be the […]

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Ripe: A new wine and food festival announced for Wānaka

Ripe: A new wine and food festival announced for Wānaka

Central Otago’s acclaimed wine and food will take centre stage in Wānaka next year with the launch of Ripe, a new festival for the region. Established to attract Kiwis to Wānaka, Ripe is designed to celebrate the Central Otago viticulture industry and local culinary scene. The event will be held over Otago Anniversary weekend, on […]

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Crowdfunding campaign launched to give Koha to RenewArt volunteers

Crowdfunding campaign launched to give Koha to RenewArt volunteers

Organisers of the district’s first creative community showcase have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for volunteers involved in the events. The Three Lakes Cultural Trust is running a Boosted campaign ahead of the highly anticipated RenewArt events in Queenstown and Wānaka next month. The Trust has already raised more than $180,000 to stage […]

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Affordable Housing underway at Wānaka subdivision Hikuwai

Affordable Housing underway at Wānaka subdivision Hikuwai

Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust’s ground-breaking assisted ownership model, Secure Home, is coming to Wānaka for the first time – with six houses under construction at Hikuwai. QLCHT is building two 2-bedroom, three 3-bedroom, and one 4-bedroom houses with local building firm, Breen Homes at the popular subdivision. Construction is due for completion April 2021. […]

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Queenstown Salvation Army gets $1 million dollar boost for new facility

Queenstown Salvation Army gets $1 million dollar boost for new facility

Queenstown’s Salvation Army has received a substantial boost to help pay for a brand new purpose built facility, designed to help the community’s most needy. Remarkables Park Limited (RPL) is providing $1 million towards the construction of a new Salvation Army building on Pin Oak Avenue at Remarkables Park, Queenstown. The 900sq m two-storey facility […]

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Back Your Backyard: Is the domestic tourism push working?

Back Your Backyard: Is the domestic tourism push working?

Queenstown – expensive, Southland and Otago – cold. Those are some of the domestic perceptions of key New Zealand destinations as gleaned by insights company Research First, which has a Wānaka office. Research First has put together this fascinating slide on Kiwis’ perceptions around the domestic tourism push. A ‘quick dive’ exercise undertaken early July, […]

By Celia Crosbie

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