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

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THREE LAKES CULTURAL TRUST  28 February, 2020. For immediate release   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 […]

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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Trust announces architects for Tewa Banks project in Arrowtown

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN LAKES COMMUNITY HOUSING TRUST October 17, 2019. For immediate release  The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust has today announced they have engaged JTB Architects for its affordable housing project on council-owned land in Arrowtown.   The mixed-tenure development – the Trust’s largest to date on a 3.6ha site in Jopp Street – will also be named ‘Tewa Banks’ in a nod to Arrowtown’s goldmining past.  JTB Architects are award-winning NZIA registered architects, with studios nationwide, including a […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Expressions of interest called for Wanaka housing development

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY   October 3, 2019. For immediate release    A rare opportunity to develop an affordable housing area near central Wanaka has just come to market.  Expressions of interest are being sought for an equity partner or purchaser to develop nearly 12ha of premium residential land less than 1.5km from Wanaka’s town centre.  The proposed residential development – called Bright […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Wanaka Chamber of Commerce calls for community calm

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD, WANAKA 23 September 2019. For immediate release The Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce is calling for calm in the community amid threats of legal action against Queenstown Airport Corporation. Board chair Bridget Legnavsky says seeking a judicial review is premature, costly and counterproductive at this stage […]

By Celia Crosbie

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The Remarkables celebrates the return of kea

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NZSKI, QUEENSTOWN 19 September 2019. For immediate release Conservation Week is off to a flying start for The Remarkables ski field, with the official naming of one of the seven native kea birds that have recently returned to the area. In a major conservation win, seven of the endangered birds have now […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Skyline Queenstown culls single-use cups

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN, QUEENSTOWN   12 September 2019. For immediate release   Skyline Queenstown has culled the use of single-use cups throughout its operation in effort to reduce its environmental footprint.     The initiative will see a potential 160,000 takeaway cups diverted from landfill each year. Guests can no longer purchase a single-use cup and either need to bring their own cup or purchase a reusable glass cup for a discounted price of $8.00.   […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Entries open for the prestigious Ignite Wanaka Business Awards

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 11 September 2019. For immediate release Wanaka’s most anticipated business event returns this year with some exciting new changes and an element of mystery. The countdown to the biennial Ignite Wanaka Business Awards in partnership with Milford Asset Management begins this week, with entries opening at 9am […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Dream team enters Wellington real estate

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY    September 6, 2019. For immediate release     New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has appointed two global property and marketing stars to head its Wellington branch.  Husband-and-wife team Glen and Tiana Jones have recently moved to Wellington from London to take on new roles at NZSIR’s Wellington office; Glen as general manager and Tiana […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Top gong no pie in the sky for Wanaka bakery

MEDIA RELEASE FROM KAI PAI  BAKERY, WANAKA   31 July, 2019. For immediate release  Wanaka-based business Kai Pai Bakery (NZ) had its eyes on the pies this week, taking out a swathe of awards at New Zealand’s premier Bakels Supreme Pie Awards last night.   After nine-years in the business Kai Pai Bakery (formerly The Bakery Wholesale) has again proved its leadership in the sector, taking home six Top 10 Awards – the most awards won out […]

By Celia Crosbie

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