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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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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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