The picturesque quaint village of Cardrona is just 20 minutes from Wānaka or 40 minutes from Queenstown, and is more than just a drive-by. A prime location for all your pre- and post-mountain fun, it’s made up of some fabulous businesses, many of which report a change in the vibe around the seasons.
In the last five years visitation to Cardrona Valley’s Snow Farm has doubled, as the boomers generation head to the hills for some gentler cross-country skiing.
Change remains the one constant for NZSki as the Queenstown skifields operator swings into Winter 2023.
Leading Australian ski package wholesalers say Queenstown Lakes is in for a “record breaker” ski season with the influx of Aussies this winter, with one reporting double the bookings compared with 2019.
Queenstown’s internationally-acclaimed, gold medal-winning Zenkuro Sake is doubling the size of its Gorge Road brewery operation this winter, as part of a move to double production during the next two years.
If I had to describe myself, I would say that I am pretty unremarkable. I don’t possess any particularly ground-breaking or innovative qualities that set me apart from others in the world.
Award-winning Wānaka PR consultancy Scope Media celebrates its 10th birthday this month. Founder and managing director Celia Crosbie talks about getting into business by accident, the pursuit of industry innovation and her tips for anyone starting out in business.
When it comes to making your business more inclusive and your workforce more diverse, a journey of a thousand miles really does begin with a single step.
It’s long been known in Japanese circles that the secret is in the sake, but hidden in the residue from sake production is the best-kept secret of all.
Impact100 Wakatipu proves the old adage that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
We’re Kimberly Whitelaw and Maranda Mitchell, founders of Whitelaw Mitchell – a boutique creative agency specialising in brand design, website development and strategic creative ideas.
Wānaka’s Pembroke Pâtisserie team are still buzzing from being crowned New Zealand’s Best French Bakery in March.
Change your way of thinking When things in life aren’t going to plan, it can take a toll on your mental health.
The soft skill of building relationships underpins the work of new Colliers residential real estate team, Raylene and Vera, with the support of their admin superstar, Sarah.
Elle Pugh, the co-founder of Elle & Riley Cashmere, has revolutionised the cashmere industry alongside her mother, Yolande Ellis.
Penny Clarke’s had a highly-decorated 54-year career in the hotel management game. It’s not been easy, she’s had to fight off stereotypes to rise to the top and forge a path for others.
Launching her new Queenstown business at just 22 during the first pandemic lockdown, QRC graduate Rebecca Freeman has proved hard work, perseverance and personalised service pay off.
Melissa Brook became Queenstown Airport’s newest senior leadership team member when she was appointed General Manager Strategy last year. Melissa is responsible for all local, regional and central government planning activity and also oversees the delivery of key projects to bring the airport’s 10-year Strategic Plan to life. She holds Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Otago.
Queenstown Resort College (QRC) has recently employed a new Programme Development Manager to take their tech teachings to the next level. Ally Kettle has taken the newly-created role off the back of working in the industry in South Korea.
We didn’t set out to become rulers of the travel universe, but it seems like destiny had other plans for us. When we first started xtravel, we focused on creating unforgettable travel experiences for our clients, not on conquering the world.
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