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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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Queenstown’s pioneering Secure Home scheme reaches new milestone

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN LAKES COMMUNITY HOUSING TRUST, QUEENSTOWN July 17, 2018. For immediate release The first six homes in a pioneering new scheme designed to offer truly affordable homes in Queenstown are underway. Queenstown Community Housing Trust is building two 2-bedroom and four 3-bedroom homes at Shotover Country as part of its pilot scheme, […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Luxury Fiordland cruise operator launches winter overnight cruise

MEDIA RELEASE FROM FIORDLAND DISCOVERY, MILFORD SOUND July 5, 2018. For immediate release Fiordland’s luxury cruise operator Fiordland Discovery is preparing to launch Milford Sound’s only overnight winter cruise. The boutique cruise operator – which offers unrivalled access to Milford Sound and Fiordland on the Fiordland Jewel – launched in 2016, but this winter marks […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Christchurch family home receives 9 Homestar rating for energy efficiency

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RILEAN CONSTRUCTION CANTERBURY, CHRISTCHURCH June 26, 2018. For immediate release  A Christchurch family home has become the first house in New Zealand to receive a 9 Homestar rating from the NZ Green Building Council (NZGBC). The new home, at 15 Dove Grove, Westmorland Heights – which produces virtually no power bills – […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Queenstown Rotary presents Australasian premiere of Night of the AdEaters

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN ROTARY CLUB, QUEENSTOWN 19 June, 2018. For immediate release Queenstown is set to host the Australasian premiere of Night of the AdEaters – a screening of the world’s most entertaining, innovative and thought-provoking ads. Based on the concept popularised by Jean-Marie Boursicot in France in 1981, Night of the AdEaters is […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Two leading Australian acts confirmed for Rhythm and Alps 2018

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM AND ALPS, WANAKA June 5, 2018. For immediate release Two leading Australian musical acts are the first names to be confirmed for Rhythm and Alps 2018. The South Island’s biggest New Year’s party has revealed Aussie festival favourites MATT CORBY and THE CAT EMPIRE as the first acts of a stellar […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Wanaka and Queenstown Chambers sign agreement for closer ties

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 16 May, 2018. For immediate release Queenstown and Wanaka Chambers of Commerce have signed an agreement to formalise a closer working relationship. Queenstown Chamber chair Craig Douglas and Ignite Wanaka chair Bridget Legnavsky yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding that enables the […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Queenstown and Wanaka unite to address regional issues

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN LAKES DISTRICT COUNCIL, LAKE WANAKA TOURISM, DESTINATION QUEENSTOWN, QUEENSTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE May 3, 2018. For immediate release  Tourism and business leaders from the Queenstown Lakes District have agreed to adopt a unified approach to regional issues during a “ground-breaking” meeting this week. Queenstown Lakes District […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Housing Trust to purchase 50 apartments in Frankton

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN LAKES COMMUNITY HOUSING TRUST, QUEENSTOWN April 2, 2018. For immediate release Affordable housing for 50 Queenstown families has been given the green light, with the local housing trust securing finance to invest in Frankton’s new apartment development. The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust has today confirmed it will purchase 50 apartments […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Hydro Attack strikes again with the first jet ski tours in Queenstown Bay

MEDIA RELEASE FROM JETSKI TOURS QUEENSTOWN February 5, 2018. For immediate release Queenstown adventure tourism company Hydro Attack has launched another innovative experience, with the first jet ski tours in Queenstown Bay. Unlike their famous shark-themed Seabreachers, Jetski Tours Queenstown let customers take the reins and explore Lake Wakatipu from the best vantage point – […]

By Celia Crosbie

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KJet eyes offshore markets with recruitment of international sales manager

MEDIA RELEASE FROM KJET, QUEENSTOWN February 1, 2018. For immediate release Iconic Queenstown Jet boat operator KJet has established a new international sales role as the business eyes expansion into wholesale markets. The company has recently recruited Queenstown local Julie Pine Parker as International Sales Manager. She will focus on growing the South Pacific market […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Wanaka bakery recruits top Kiwi baker as part of expansion plans

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE BAKERY WHOLESALE, WANAKA February 1, 2018. For immediate release Award-winning Wanaka business The Bakery Wholesale has recruited one of New Zealand’s leading bakers as part of major business expansion plans. Brent Hughes, himself an award-winning specialist artisan baker, will join The Bakery Wholesale on February 5 to lead the bread-making department […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust pledges 1000 affordable homes for district by 2028

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN LAKES COMMUNITY HOUSING TRUST, QUEENSTOWN January 9, 2018. For immediate release The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust today announces a commitment to building 1000 affordable homes for local families over the next 10 years. QLCHT celebrated 10 years in operation in 2017, and the start of 2018 marks a new era […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Wakatipu Yacht Club to host national championships

MEDIA RELEASE FROM WAKATIPU YACHT CLUB, QUEENSTOWN January 8, 2017. For immediate release Some of New Zealand and the world’s most talented young sailors will head to Queenstown next week for the O’pen Bic New Zealand Open, hosted by the Wakatipu Yacht Club. The anticipated regatta is set to be Queenstown’s largest sailing event to […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Sold-out Rhythm and Alps a huge success

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM AND ALPS, WANAKA January 1, 2018. For immediate release Ten thousand partygoers rung in the New Year at Wanaka’s record-smashing Rhythm and Alps (R&A) music festival last night. The festival welcomed the biggest crowd in its seven-year history with 5,500 campers and 4,500 day-pass holders converging at Cardrona’s Robrosa Station to […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Skyline Enterprises announces development plans for O’Connell’s Pavilion

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE ENTERPRISES, QUEENSTOWN December 19, 2017. For immediate release Skyline Enterprises has today revealed concept plans of a proposed $26 million redevelopment of Queenstown’s O’Connell’s Pavilion building. Artist’s impressions show a striking new façade for the 29-year-old building on Camp Street in the central business district. The existing building will be strengthened […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Cardrona Alpine Resort takes supreme award at Ignite Wanaka Business Awards

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WANAKA 11 November 2016. For immediate release Wanaka ski area Cardrona Alpine Resort was announced the supreme winner of the 2017 Ignite Wanaka Business Awards last night (November 10). Cardrona – also winners in the Outstanding in Tourism category – won the overall award based on its […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Housemart recognised with two property management industry awards

MEDIA RELEASE FROM HOUSEMART, QUEENSTOWN November 10, 2017. For immediate release Southern Lakes property management specialists Housemart have won two prestigious industry awards at the annual Leading Property Managers New Zealand Awards in Queenstown last night. Housemart won the Excellence in Customer Service Award and property manager Nina Boyes won the Rising Star (Property Management) […]

By Celia Crosbie

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AJ Hackett opens adventure hot spot in Singapore

MEDIA RELEASE FROM AJ HACKETT INTERNATIONAL November 3, 2017. For immediate release World-leading Kiwi adventure tourism pioneer AJ Hackett last night opened a major tourism venture in Singapore’s Sentosa Island. AJ Hackett Sentosa was officially opened by the New Zealand High Commissioner, His Excellency Dr Jonathan Edward Austin, in a formal ceremony. The highly-anticipated $SGD13 […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Skyline Queenstown hosts community celebrations to mark 50th birthday

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN November 1, 2017. For immediate release. Skyline Queenstown has today announced it will be hosting two fantastic community events to celebrate its 50th anniversary this month. New Zealand’s most visited-tourist attraction invites the Queenstown community to an entertaining Kids Go Free morning on November 11, 2017, as well as a special […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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