Plans to petition the Government to consider a much-discussed
visitor levy in Queenstown are gathering steam, Queenstown
Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley said.
Queenstown may become the new home for the Otago Southland
Karate Championships, after a successful first event on
Construction on the multimillion-dollar Camp Glenorchy will
begin next week.
Glenorchy controversial camping ground looks set to proceed
following the resolution of an appeal in the Environment
Court at Queenstown yesterday.
More than 20 years after the original consent application for
the Five Mile development was lodged, the first businesses
are set to open this week.
Former Queenstown bouncer Jonathan Dixon has been before the
courts longer than the All Blacks have held the Webb Ellis
Cup for the second time.
Australian and Chinese visitors were two of the driving
factors behind increased passenger numbers at Queenstown
Airport during September.
What began as a bright idea over a few beers has quickly
turned into a successful business, providing one Wakatipu
community with ''heart''.
On Thursday, Countdown is due to finally open its Queenstown
doors at the Five Mile retail centre.
A rare opportunity to see one of Queenstown's hidden gems is
on offer for early ticket buyers for the annual Wakatipu
Plunket Garden Tour.
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