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New plan to create affordable homes

Members of the Queenstown Lakes Mayoral Housing Affordability Taskforce presenting their recommendations: chairman John ...

Restrictions could be placed on Airbnb-type short-term rentals for visitors.

Tourism industry labour concerns

Queenstown is in line for a big financial windfall if Winston Peters gets traction for his idea of passing GST to the ...

The tourism industry is fairly relaxed about the change of Government, but remains nervous about any cuts in temporary migrant labour and will continue to push for more infrastructure funding.

Migration dips, tourism up

Kiwis took 2.79m overseas trips in the September year, up 10 per cent.

Annual net migration has taken a dip while tourism continues to grow.

Racing boss turns to golf tourism

Owner of Highlands Motorsport Park and Hampton Downs, Tony Quinn.

Highlands Motorsport Park boss Tony Quinn wants to build a golf course and residential development at the back of his racetrack.

Lolly war rages on

Rainbow Confectionery says Mondelez offered crumbs.

Confectionery giant Mondelez says its offer to a New Zealand company to make Jaffas was turned down.

Qtown businesses losses continue

Businesses are making insurance claims for interruptions caused by a burst water main.

Businesses are making insurance claims for ongoing interruptions caused by a burst water main in central Queenstown.

Hi-jinks and pies at Cardrona closing

Richie Johnston demonstrates top pie racing form at Cardrona.

Pies and puddles were the name of the game for Cardrona Alpine Resort's final snow day for 2017.

Cromwell winemaker wins business award

Debra Cruickshank, of Tannacrieff Wines in Cromwell, is a finalist for the Supreme Enterprising Rural Women Award to be ...

Cromwell winemaker Debra Cruickshank is proof women living rurally can have award-winning business success.

Bus drivers needed

$2 buses in Queenstown will start operating on November 20.

Drivers are having to be brought in from other parts of the country to ensure Queenstown's new bus service has enough staff.

$6.5m for Qtown hospital

Lakes District Hospital operational manager Janeen Holmes and Southern DHB deputy commissioner Richard Thomson in ...

Queenstown's hospital will get a new emergency department next year to keep up with "young and stupid" patients.

Council land used for sections

Cromwell Community Board chairman Neil Gillespie.

Cromwell is to get 78 new residential sections through a venture between the community board and a property developer.

Qtown water main burst 'reality check' video

A new pipe was installed in Queenstown Mall on Monday after a water main burst on Wednesday evening.

"Our infrastructure is under enormous pressure," says town business advocate pushing for visitor levy.

Investors win $10 million

Singaporean investors in a  Queenstown development have won in the Supreme Court.

Singaporean investors in a Queenstown development have won a $10 million Supreme Court victory.

Award-winning tourism ambassador courses now offered in Auckland

Fiona Boyer, QRC Ambassador Programme facilitator, in Wanaka.

Story telling creates connections and provides visitors with a better experience, facilitator Fiona Boyer said.

Coping with Queenstown overflow

A discussion on Wanaka aviation issues looms.

Scary numbers of tourists will be flying to Queenstown by 2045. Can Wanaka step up?

Flood disrupts QTown bars

Queenstown Mall is partially fenced off on Thursday.

Queenstown Mall is partially fenced while the council cleans up the mess from from a burst water main.

Firm to pay nurse $31k

A nurse at a Dunedin aged care facility was unjustifiably dismissed, the ERA has found. (File photo)

An experienced nurse felt humiliated after she was sacked from her job at an aged care facility.

100 residences designed for QT

A 120-unit residential development has been designed, with a resource consent yet to be lodged to Queenstown Lake ...

Bridge apartments and a tree house are included in a proposed 100-unit residential development in the middle of a Queenstown suburb.

Multiplex heir buys waterfront land

A property at Walter Peak, Queenstown, has been sold to an overseas buyer who says he plans to become a New Zealand resident.

West Australian magnate and ironman snaps up Queenstown lakeside property for a secret price.

Abbeyfield marks 10 years

Queenstown lawyer Alan Macalister, committee chairwoman Alexa Forbes and former Abbeyfield Wakatipu chairman Simon Hayes.

A birthday cake, a cuppa and club sandwiches marked Abbeyfield Wakatipu's anniversary on Sunday.

Inner city mall a catalyst for change

First Retail NZ managing director Chris Wilkinson and Invercargill City Council city centre coordinator Kari Graber.

The plans for Invercargill's new city centre mall could be the catalyst for investment from some of Australasia's biggest brands.

Onwards and upwards for FI Innovations

FI Innovations director Gareth Dykes, pictured holding the 2017 Westpac Supreme Award, with his team at the Southland ...

Southland's newly-crowned best business is not taking any time to sit on its laurels.

Beating border queues trans-Tasman

With 28 trans-Tasman flights a day, the hunt is on for ways to dramatically cut queues at airports and speed up travel.

Facial recognition technology and integrated domestic and international airport terminals are being touted as a way of slashing the travel time for trans-Tasman air passengers.

17-storey hotel canned

An artist's impression of a five-star hotel in Dunedin, which has been declined.

The Dunedin City Council has declined an application to build a new 17-storey, five-star hotel in the CBD.

Alexandra post office to close

NZ Post's Alexandra post office will close after it finds a franchise partner.

There will be redundancies following NZ Post's decision to close the Alexandra branch it operates with Kiwibank.

Heat on MBIE over visitor spending figures

The tourism industry says visitor spending figures feed into Government accounts so their accuracy is important.

Statistics NZ will review the way international visitor spending figures are gathered after complaints about the accuracy of data for our largest export industry.

'Charity companies' may seek tax breaks

Girl Guide biscuit sales are an example of a social enterprise that uses its commercial profits for community good.

Social enterprises that turn a profit to do good are being heralded as the next big thing at an international conference in Christchurch.

Where you pay 38c more for petrol

Petrol prices in the Southern Lakes average about 23 cents a litre higher than in the North Island.

The fundamental price of petrol is the same across the board, but they'll charge what they can.

China mail brings illegal seeds and bird nests

Love of the Asian delicacy bird nest soup has spawned illegal imports of the edible nests which have been falsely ...

Illegal imports of seeds and edible bird nests are a problem as online shopping feeds the growing flood of mail from China.

Premises needed for Frankton library

There's a "real desire" for a library in Frankton, Queenstown Lakes District Council say.

Expression of interest for a short-term Frankton Library in Queenstown is open.

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