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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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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 […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Kimbra to play one-off show near Wanaka in January

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA 17 December 2018. For immediate release New Zealand-born, international art pop superstar Kimbra is to play a one-off show near Wanaka on January 5, 2019. The Grammy award-winning songstress is the latest major act to play in the Southern Lakes, brought to the region by Rhythm & Alps. […]

By Celia Crosbie

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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 […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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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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Local bodies seek feedback on Wanaka Airport expansion plans

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND LAKE WANAKA TOURISM, WANAKA November 21, 2018. For immediate release The Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce and Lake Wanaka Tourism have today released a joint survey seeking the opinions of its memberships on the future of Wanaka Airport. The survey has been distributed to 231 Ignite Wanaka and 480 Lake […]

By Celia Crosbie

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World-leading helicopter expert in Southern Lakes trains pilots in vortex ring state recovery

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE HELICOPTER LINE, QUEENSTOWN November 6, 2018. For immediate release An internationally-renowned helicopter expert is in the Southern Lakes this week to train pilots on how to avoid a dangerous natural phenomenon that can occur when flying. Swiss pilot and former flight instructor Claude Vuichard will train 50 people from the region […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Wanaka’s Mt Iron Junction development provides solution to town’s growth issues

MEDIA RELEASE FROM MT IRON JUNCTION, WANAKA November 6, 2018. For immediate release A proposed new development designed to alleviate some of Wanaka’s growth and transport issues has been unveiled today. Mt Iron Junction Ltd has lodged a resource consent application with Queenstown Lakes District Council for a proposed mixed-use development on 6ha of unused […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Skyline seeks feedback on Franz Josef Gondola project

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE ENTERPRISES, QUEENSTOWN October 29, 2018. For immediate release Skyline Enterprises is seeking feedback on its proposal for a gondola to be built at Franz Josef Glacier, as part of public consultation to the draft Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan. The Department of Conservation (DoC) has released its draft management […]

By Celia Crosbie

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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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Skyline Queenstown gets behind marathon volunteers

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN, QUEENSTOWN 14 August 2018. For immediate release   Skyline Queenstown has been named as the official sponsor of the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon volunteer crew. This is the first time a corporate sponsor has supported the 500-plus volunteers who help coordinate the annual event, now in its fifth […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Star-studded line-up confirmed for Rhythm & Alps 2018

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA 8 August 2018. For immediate release. A star-studded first wave of international and national acts have been confirmed for this year’s New Year’s Eve music festival Rhythm & Alps in Wanaka.  US rapper, reality TV star, author and talk show host ACTION BRONSON will play prime time on […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Understanding learning difficulties in the Queenstown Lakes District with OCULA

MEDIA RELEASE FROM OCULA, QUEENSTOWN & WANAKA July 31, 2018. For immediate release

        Queenstown Lakes District parents and educators wanting to find out more about children’s learning difficulties have the opportunity to hear from experts at two events next month. Otago’s first-ever Learning About Learning Difficulties seminars are being held in Queenstown on August […]

By Celia Crosbie

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