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Posted 20 May, 2024

Eichardts has launched a new luxury 90-minute Mulled Wine Cruise on picturesque Lake Wakatipu. You will find the Pacific Jemm docked at O’Regan’s Wharf ready to set sail twice a day. Included in your cruise is two glasses of locally made mulled wine and hot nibbles.

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Posted 17 May, 2024

A membership organisation for independent electrician and plumber trades, Level Group ANZ, is rolling up its sleeves to lend a hand to a community group in Queenstown this September.

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Posted 17 May, 2024

Police are warning of a significant rise in the use and sale of cocaine in the region, with ongoing dealing and use of synthetic party drugs like MDMA and ketamine.

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Posted 17 May, 2024

The Wao Film Festival is coming to Queenstown after an overwhelmingly successful run in Wānaka. The festival, running in its second year, is dedicated to showcasing films about our wonderful world, that inspire climate thoughtfulness and promote behavioural shifts.

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Posted 16 May, 2024

Police have been dealing with drink driving, crashes due to driver inattention, some late-night aggression and an unusual night-time assault on a female walking home in which the perpetrator used her phone.

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Posted 16 May, 2024

A crisis respite facility providing short term care and support is now available to locals who are struggling with their mental health.

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Posted 16 May, 2024

Tech is the way of a smarter tourism future, but Queenstown tourism development specialist Brad Rowe says that doesn’t mean robots at the helm of our jetboats and delivering meals in our fine dining restaurants.

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Posted 15 May, 2024

Have you ever wondered why that homeless guy is homeless or some people are unemployed long-term? Why some people react to stress with violence, or can’t handle close relationships?

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Posted 15 May, 2024

You could say he was the Crocodile Dundee of the Wakatipu backcountry, spending much of his childhood at Skippers skinning goats and deer for big money, even walking away unscathed when his car careered off a 100-foot (30.4m) bluff into the canyon.

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Posted 15 May, 2024

Queenstown and Central Otago house values appear to be bucking the national trend with house prices still rising and continued demand, especially from Australian and Auckland buyers.

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Posted 14 May, 2024

Showbiz Queenstown is bringing Monty Python’s Spamalot from Broadway to the Memorial Centre stage this week. The show is known as a “musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Opening night for the company’s annual production is this Thursday with nine shows running until Saturday 25 May.

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Posted 14 May, 2024

With Ministry of Education plans to purchase land for a second high school seemingly on hold, Wakatipu High School’s board needs to “get creative” with an anticipated influx of new Year 9s students in 2026 likely to put the current six-year-old school near capacity.

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Posted 13 May, 2024

Innovative Wānaka based outdoor gear brand KEA Outdoors is aiming to raise $500k in growth capital this month via an equity crowdfunding campaign.

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Posted 13 May, 2024

Applications are open for Queenstown Lakes District Council’s (QLDC) Waste Minimisation Community Fund (WMCF). Started in 2018, the initiative supports projects that will help move our community towards zero waste. They’re looking for anything that will complement and enhance existing programmes, address gaps or create opportunities.

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Posted 10 May, 2024

Police and Search and Rescue volunteers are warning of catastrophic outcomes and potentially loss of life after a number of close call rescues on the Brewster Glacier trek near Makarora in the Mt Aspiring National Park, with unprepared visitors lured there by a plethora of sunny day social media posts.

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Posted 10 May, 2024

The Big Bike Film Night celebrates cycling in all its different shapes and forms. The programme aims to inspire, featuring a great mix of short films designed for two-wheel enthusiasts.

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Posted 10 May, 2024

“These are so great! When’s the next one?” “Do you hold these every month? You totally should!” These are common refrains heard by the events team at every Repair Cafe hosted by Sustainable Queenstown as part of their Resourceful Communities program. Our answer, we hold 4 events a year, but it doesn’t have to stop there!

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Posted 9 May, 2024

Bus patronage in Queenstown and Dunedin is at a six-year high.

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Posted 9 May, 2024

Me ha llamado mucho la atención la cantidad de mensajes online que he visto en las últimas semanas sobre gente buscando amigos o compañeros para hacer actividades, de gente que se siente sola y no sabe cómo enfrentar algún problema y acude a las redes sociales en busca de un consejo y de conexión con alguien de la comunidad.

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