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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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New Zealand’s unofficial anthem to bring in new year at Rhythm & Alps 2019

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA Friday 26 July 2019. For immediate release The South Island’s biggest New Year’s music festival Rhythm & Alps today releases its first announcement of national of international artists confirmed to play at the 2019 festival. The Cardrona Valley will welcome London artist WILKINSON to headline the premium New […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Skyline Queenstown launches Night Luge experience

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN, QUEENSTOWN 25 July 2019. For immediate release One of Queenstown’s most iconic tourist attractions will soon have an exciting new twist, with the installation of lights at Skyline Queenstown Luge making Night Luging possible. Skyline Queenstown has just installed 225 lights and 5.5km of cabling on its Luge tracks, ready […]

By Celia Crosbie

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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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Author, economist Max Rashbrooke to discuss growth in Wanaka

MEDIA RELEASE FROM LINK UPPER CLUTHA, WANAKA 17 July 2019. For immediate release Respected Kiwi author, journalist and economist Max Rashbrooke is coming to Wanaka to hold a timely talk about community growing pains and how people can positively influence change. LINK Upper Clutha, in partnership with Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce and Scope Media, […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Queenstown ski fields ready for school holidays

MEDIA RELEASE FROM CORONET PEAK AND THE REMARKABLES, QUEENSTOWN 5 July 2019. For immediate release Queenstown ski fields Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are ready to welcome the annual influx of winter school holiday visitors thanks to advanced snowmaking technology. Despite the weather conditions preventing much natural snowfall over the past couple of weeks, temperatures […]

By Celia Crosbie

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All Black Luke Romano launches luxury adventure tourism brand Monarch Pursuits

MEDIA RELEASE FROM MONARCH PURSUITS, CHRISTCHURCH 1 July, 2019. For immediate release All Black and Crusaders lock Luke Romano today launches Monarch Pursuits, New Zealand’s first full-service outdoor adventure and travel company, targeting the premium visitor market. Monarch Pursuits provides bespoke, tailored itineraries incorporating hunting, fishing and heli-skiing experiences in NZ’s Southern Alps. Guests are […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Locals ski for $20 while supporting region’s youth

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NZSKI, QUEENSTOWN 17 June 2019. For immediate release. Queenstown and Wanaka residents have the chance to ski for $20 while supporting local youth at the NZSki Locals’ Day this Saturday (June 22). Coronet Peak and The Remarkables will be welcoming local skiers and snowboarders for their popular annual event, which will this […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Coronet Peak opens with new chairlifts and improved snowmaking

MEDIA RELEASE FROM CORONET PEAK, QUEENSTOWN 15 June 2019. For immediate release Queenstown’s playground just became a little more epic with the opening of Coronet Peak’s ski area today, with upgrades across the mountain focused on improving access for sightseers and snowsports enthusiasts. While the trail access was limited to sledding, the atmosphere was enthusiastic […]

By Celia Crosbie

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 Sons of Zion to headline third Elevate Night Ski Party at Coronet Peak

MEDIA RELEASE FROM CORONET PEAK, QUEENSTOWN 13 June 2019. For immediate release Chart-topping Kiwi roots band Sons of Zion has been confirmed as the headline act for third and final Elevate Night Ski Party at Coronet Peak in August. The home of night skiing, Coronet Peak is this year turning up its night ski parties […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Boots on the ground raises $120,000 for hospital patients

MEDIA RELEASE FROM ULTIMATE HIKES, QUEENSTOWN 13 June 2019. For immediate release A new apartment block for the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust is a step closer to reality, with a vital funding boost of $120,000 thanks to a keen group of hikers tramping the Milford Track. Queenstown-based guiding company Ultimate Hikes this week hands over […]

By Celia Crosbie

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The Remarkables opens with expanded learners’ terrain and upgrades to enhance guest experience

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE REMARKABLES, QUEENSTOWN 8 June 2019. For immediate release The Remarkables ski area opened today with further upgrades across the mountain and a brand new learners’ area that increases novice terrain by 30 per cent. About 1700 skiers and boarders turned out for the opening day, enjoying the groomed trails accessed via […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Record conditions and multi-million-dollar upgrades celebrated at Mt Hutt’s open day

MEDIA RELEASE FROM MT HUTT, CANTERBURY 7 June 2019. For immediate release Canterbury’s best-loved ski area Mt Hutt today celebrated its opening day with new trails and facilities, bumper crowds and the best snow base in 10 years. Defending its four-year title as New Zealand’s best ski resort, Mt Hutt reaped the fruits of a […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Three Lakes Cultural Trust asks for local feedback on the district’s arts scene

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE THREE LAKES CULTURAL TRUST 23 May, 2019. For immediate release The Queenstown Lakes community is being invited to have a say in the future of a cultural plan for the entire district at a series of public drop-in sessions later this month. The recently-formed Three Lakes Cultural Trust is holding the […]

By Celia Crosbie

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