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PR for SEO: How to build your brand presence online

PR for SEO: How to build your brand presence online

Get ahead of the digital hustle    Acquiring the attention of your audience is one thing but generating interest from Google and other search engines is another game altogether.   The rise of social media and the way we consume our news and information has disrupted the media landscape and, although the game is fast-paced, it is possible for online-savvy brands to keep up in the digital world.   Your website is your most important tool for communicating to your audience and, […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Queenstown-based tourism operators collaborate during COVID-19

Queenstown-based tourism operators collaborate during COVID-19

Two Queenstown-based tourism operators have joined forces in a bid to ensure the industry will survive COVID-19. Totally Tourism founder Mark Quickfall and Altitude Tours and Black ZQN director Nigel Hobbs are optimistic the region will be reinvigorated in the future and domestic tourism will ramp up as the threat of the coronavirus subsides. New […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Communicating in a crisis

Communicating in a crisis

The majority of New Zealand businesses have suffered some form of disruption due to COVID-19, particularly in the Queenstown Lakes. Although this type of external crisis is unfortunately largely unavoidable, strong communication both within your business and with your audiences is now more important than ever. A crisis can arise through various internal and external […]

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Good communications with colleagues, clients and stakeholders through COVID-19

Good communications with colleagues, clients and stakeholders through COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen New Zealand businesses and staff shift from the comforting normalcy of a shared, collaborative workspace to an isolated home office or kitchen table.  But the change of scenery doesn’t have to equate to a downturn in productivity. This is a practical time to ramp up your company’s communications competency and your own personal relationship and time-management skills. Here’s a step-by-step […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Free fundraising workshops for local artists

Free fundraising workshops for local artists

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THREE LAKES CULTURAL TRUST   Artists and arts organisations of the Queenstown Lakes District can learn how to attract funding via two anticipated workshops this month. Organised by arts advocacy body the Three Lakes Cultural Trust, the workshops will be held in Queenstown on March 24 and Wanaka on March 25 and include […]

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High-profile farmers from AgProud take a stand at Wanaka A&P Show

High-profile farmers from AgProud take a stand at Wanaka A&P Show

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE WANAKA A&P SHOW, WANAKA   Farming advocacy group AgProud hopes to unify the rural and urban communities of the South Island at the Wanaka A&P Show this week. AgProud’s co-founder and chairman, well-known Southland dairy farmer Jon Pemberton, created the charitable trust last year to strengthen relationships between urban and rural New […]

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PERRIAM to open luxury Christchurch boutique

PERRIAM to open luxury Christchurch boutique

MEDIA RELEASE FROM PERRIAM, WANAKA  Heritage merino fashion brand PERRIAM is poised to open its first Christchurch boutique this month.  The store – located in inner-city fashion precinct The Crossing – will be the third bricks-and-mortar store for the high-end brand and follows the success of its flagship store in Wanaka, which opened in 2016, […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Cultural Masterplan for Queenstown Lakes District unveiled by Three Lakes Cultural Trust

Cultural Masterplan for Queenstown Lakes District unveiled by Three Lakes Cultural Trust

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THREE LAKES CULTURAL TRUST   A masterplan intended to invigorate the Queenstown Lakes’ arts scene was unveiled at the official launch of the Three Lakes Cultural Trust tonight. Established in 2019 to help support and encourage the growth of arts and culture in the Queenstown Lakes District, the Three Lakes Cultural Trust is […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Queenstown Lakes communities rally to uplift the arts

Queenstown Lakes communities rally to uplift the arts

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THREE LAKES CULTURAL TRUST 18 February, 2020. For immediate release Community members of the Queenstown Lakes District have shaped the formation of a Cultural Masterplan aimed at improving arts and culture in the region. The Three Lakes Cultural Trust commissioned London and New York-based global consultancy firm AEA Consulting to produce the district’s first independent […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Top acts confirmed for Wanaka A&P Show

Top acts confirmed for Wanaka A&P Show

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE WANAKA A&P SHOW, WANAKA January 27, 2019. For immediate release  The Wanaka A&P Show has today announced a jam-packed entertainment lineup for this year’s anticipated event. Kiwi kids’ entertainer and 2019 Dancing With The Stars favourite Suzy Cato, Magic Guy Wayne McEwan, the New Zealand Army Band, singing sisters Jenny and Nicola […]

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New Nautilus Modular tech builds homes in under a week

New Nautilus Modular tech builds homes in under a week

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NAUTILUS MODULAR, WANAKA November 12, 2019. For immediate release Homes and buildings can be constructed in under one week with the introduction of a new building system launched today. Wanaka-based company Nautilus Modular produces interchangeable modules that are easily assembled to form high-quality, liveable and functional buildings faster and more efficiently than other construction […]

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Wanaka A&P Show puts the spotlight on farming diversity  

Wanaka A&P Show puts the spotlight on farming diversity  

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE WANAKA A&P SHOW, WANAKA 23 July, 2019. For immediate release The Wanaka A&P Show is calling for diverse local agricultural businesses to star in its new marketing campaign. The Show – which attracts more than 40,000 people each year – is the South Island’s premier lifestyle event. Next year’s Show will […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Bike Glendhu: A new mountain bike park for Wanaka

Bike Glendhu: A new mountain bike park for Wanaka

MEDIA RELEASE FROM BIKE GLENDHU, WANAKA March 12, 2019. For immediate release         A new mountain bike adventure park is set to open near Wanaka later this year. The park – called Bike Glendhu – will eventually encompass 50km of awe-inspiring trails at Glendhu Bay, a 13-minute drive from Wanaka’s CBD. Located on one of […]

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Nelson CBD apartments underway

Nelson CBD apartments underway

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY  February 21, 2019. For immediate release  Demolition work will begin next week to make way for a new luxury apartment complex in Nelson’s CBD. The premium Malthouse Lane apartments on Malthouse Lane, off Collingwood Street, are being developed by well-known local couple Mark A’Court and Veronica Hippolite-A’Court, […]

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Skyline Queenstown gets the go-ahead for extensive redevelopment

Skyline Queenstown gets the go-ahead for extensive redevelopment

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN, QUEENSTOWN 20 February 2019. For immediate release Skyline Queenstown has received the green light to proceed with a monumental, multi-million-dollar redevelopment project. The Environment Court has granted resource consent approval for Skyline’s ambitious project, which includes an expansion of the upper complex, a new state-of-the-art gondola system and new lower […]

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Smashing stage lineup for Wanaka Show

Smashing stage lineup for Wanaka Show

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE WANAKA A&P SHOW, WANAKA February 4, 2019. For immediate release The Wanaka A&P Show is gearing up for another successful year with the announcement of a spectacular entertainment lineup. Wanaka-based ‘Queen of Country’ pop singer Jody Direen, captivating Kiwi magician Jonathan Usher and New Zealand’s favourite covers group The BeatGirls will […]

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Colossal crowd for South Island music festival Rhythm & Alps

Colossal crowd for South Island music festival Rhythm & Alps

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA January 1, 2019. For immediate release. About 10,000 revellers welcomed 2019 at the South Island’s biggest New Year’s party, Rhythm & Alps (R&A), last night. The globally renowned music festival, now in its eighth year, wrapped this morning after three days of incredible live music at Robrosa Station in […]

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New chairman and board for Wanaka A&P Show

New chairman and board for Wanaka A&P Show

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE WANAKA A&P SHOW, WANAKA December 11, 2018. For immediate release Well-known Wanaka local Grant Ruddenklau has been elected as chairman of the new Upper Clutha A&P Society board The Upper Clutha A&P Society owns and organises the annual Wanaka A&P Show, one of New Zealand’s largest agricultural and pastoral events. Ruddenklau […]

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Central Otago’s historic Lombardy Cottage up for sale

Central Otago’s historic Lombardy Cottage up for sale

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY December 6, 2018. For immediate release A 154-year-old cottage in the heart of Central Otago is on the market for the first time in more than a decade. The beautifully restored two-bedroom, two-bathroom stone cottage sits on a 1.6ha property near St Bathan’s and has a Category […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Southern Lakes to host celebrated Fashion for a Cure event

Southern Lakes to host celebrated Fashion for a Cure event

MEDIA RELEASE FROM BREAST CANCER CURE, AUCKLAND 21 September 2018. For immediate release Queenstown and Wanaka will host the acclaimed fashion and breast cancer research fundraising event Fashion for a Cure in November. This is the first time the exclusive annual event – which showcases the latest collections from New Zealand’s top fashion designers to […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Sold-out Rhythm and Alps a huge success

Sold-out Rhythm and Alps a huge success

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM AND ALPS, WANAKA January 1, 2018. For immediate release Ten thousand partygoers rung in the New Year at Wanaka’s record-smashing Rhythm and Alps (R&A) music festival last night. The festival welcomed the biggest crowd in its seven-year history with 5,500 campers and 4,500 day-pass holders converging at Cardrona’s Robrosa Station to […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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