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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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Mt Iron Junction development to help alleviate Wanaka’s accommodation woes

MEDIA RELEASE FROM MT IRON JUNCTION, WANAKA May 22, 2019. For immediate release A proposed new development is a step closer to fruition in Wanaka, in a move that has been enthusiastically welcomed by many locals in the community. Mt Iron Junction Ltd lodged a resource consent application with Queenstown Lakes District Council last November […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Wanaka’s first private guiding business REKO launches at TRENZ

MEDIA RELEASE FROM REKO PRIVATE GUIDES, WANAKA 13 May, 2019. For immediate release A new private guiding business with connections to the original Maori escort for the Southern Lakes’ first European explorer has been established in Wanaka. REKO Private Guides is designed specifically for the premium travel market and is being launched at Tourism Rendezvous […]

By Celia Crosbie

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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 […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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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, […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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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 […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Iconic Central Otago winery Carrick up for sale

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY February 11, 2019. For immediate release One of Central Otago’s most iconic and renowned vineyards, Carrick, is on the market. The award-winning, certified-organic vineyard, winery, cellar door and 70-seat restaurant in Bannockburn is for sale by tender via premium real estate brand New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty. […]

By Celia Crosbie

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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 […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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New Wanaka A&P Show campaign explores what it means to be “local”

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE WANAKA A&P SHOW, WANAKA Embargoed to January 7, 2019. The Wanaka A&P Show today launches a timely campaign about the sense of community and what it means to be a local in Wanaka. The ‘Call Me Local’ campaign is a tongue-in-cheek inquiry into the tricky question of ‘how long does a […]

By Celia Crosbie

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