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Stage one of Cromwell’s new Wooing Tree Estate development released

The developers behind Cromwell’s highly anticipated new neighbourhood, Wooing Tree Estate, have just released the first sections to the public.   Offering sites in a prime location over a 25.4ha site, Wooing Tree Estate is being developed alongside the iconic Wooing Tree Vineyard. Vineyard owners Steve and Thea Farquharson are retaining their award-winning winery in amongst the mixed […]

By Celia Crosbie

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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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Tourism businesses pivot into nationwide personal shopping service

Necessity really is the mother of invention for New Zealand’s latest start-up company, which takes one problem caused by the coronavirus lockdown and uses it to solve another. ToMyDoor is a personal shopping service for Kiwis who want their shopping delivered to their front door. In the current environment it is for people in lockdown, […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Another successful Wanaka A&P Show wraps up

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE WANAKA A&P SHOW, WANAKA  The 83rd annual Wanaka A&P Show has wrapped up with bumper crowds, stunning weather and a huge variety of entertainment for rural and urban communities alike. The iconic Show, held at the Wanaka Showgrounds over two days from March 13-14, is one of New Zealand’s largest agricultural and […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Ignite Wanaka board chair resigns to focus on ski fields role

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WANAKA Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce board chair Bridget Legnavsky has today announced that she has resigned from the voluntary position to focus on her expanded responsibilities at Cardrona and Treble Cone. Legnavsky, who has been chair of the board since December 2017 and an elected member […]

By Celia Crosbie

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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 […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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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 […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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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

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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New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty opens in Manawatū as regional growth soars

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY February 19, 2020. For immediate release With a district economy now worth $1 billion dollars and a confident real estate sector to match, Manawatū has been chosen as the latest location for a New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) office. The leading global real estate agency has […]

By Celia Crosbie

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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

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 […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Wanaka mountain bike heaven ready for riders

MEDIA RELEASE FROM BIKE GLENDHU, WANAKAJanuary 20, 2020. For immediate release Bike Glendhu, the South Island’s newest mountain biking adventure park opens this Thursday, set against the stunning backdrop of Glendhu Bay in Wanaka. Bike Glendhu will feature 35km of pedal-powered trails twisting and turning through 1000 hectares of terrain on the beautiful Glendhu Station, […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Innovative and interesting art on display at Wanaka’s Aspiring Art Prize

MEDIA RELEASE FROM HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL, WANAKAJanuary 12, 2020. For immediate release A graphite drawing depicting the frustration of an emerging social class in New Zealand was judged Supreme Winner at the Craigs Aspiring Art Prize in Wanaka on Friday night. Class Precariat, by Wanaka artist P. William (aka Paul McLachlan), was awarded the […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Rhythm & Alps 2019 shaping up

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA  December 13, 2019. For immediate release   Preparations are well underway for the South Island’s biggest annual music festival and New Year’s Party, Rhythm & Alps (R&A) 2019.  Up to 10,000 revellers will descend on Robrosa Station in Wanaka’s Cardrona Valley from December 29 to welcome in a new decade with three days of world–class beats and […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Kiwi real estate agency scoops global award

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY   December 5, 2019. For immediate release    New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has been named best Real Estate Agency in the world at the International Property Awards.  The premium real estate company topped its category as the world’s Best Real Estate Agency (5-20 offices) at a glittering awards ceremony held at The Savoy in London last night. The prestigious International Property Awards […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Pioneering Queenstown tourism operator turns 30

MEDIA RELEASE FROM OFF ROAD ADVENTURES, QUEENSTOWN November 25, 2019. For immediate release  New Zealand’s first off-road tour operator Off Road Adventures is celebrating 30 years in business this month.  The trailblazing Queenstown company has led the NZ tourism scene for three decades with its unique offering of world-class sports buggy, quad, dirt, adventure and road bike adventures and 4×4 off–road sightseeing tours.  Off Road Adventures’ founding director Denis Columb says the birthday is a significant milestone for the company, which has […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Major accolades for Kiwi success story Bookme

MEDIA RELEASE FROM BOOKME, NEW ZEALAND| 18 November 2019. For immediate release  Trail-blazing Kiwi online travel booking company Bookme has been acknowledged on both sides of the Tasman in two separate prestigious awards.  Bookme was last week announced the winner of the Best Online Travel Agent category at the Adventure Tourism Awards in Australia. The Adventure Tourism Awards recognises large and small businesses from Australia and New Zealand for their contribution to […]

By Celia Crosbie

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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 […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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New large-scale tourist attraction for Wanaka, LandEscape, opens

MEDIA RELEASE FROM LANDESCAPE, WANAKA October 25, 2019. For immediate release         New Zealand’s first renewable energy-focused hot tub and electric bike cruise destination has been established in Wanaka. LandEscape Wanaka is set amongst some of the country’s most spectacular scenery on a working farm on Camp Hill Road between Lakes Wanaka and Hawea. The […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Last call to enter Ignite Wanaka Business Awards

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 18 October 2019. For immediate release Local businesses are being reminded to enter the Ignite Wanaka Business Awards as the highly anticipated biennial event draws nearer. Tickets to the Ignite Wanaka Business Awards in partnership with Milford Asset Management go on sale on Monday, October 21 – […]

By Celia Crosbie

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