The celebratory clink of whisky glasses this week was a sign
of good things to come for Wanaka woman Desiree Reid as she
toasted the news her proposed Cardrona Valley whisky
distillery, perfumery and museum development had been
The loss of the long-established ''log cabin'' from Wanaka's
waterfront would also mean losing the lake's ''de facto
lifeguard'', lawyer Graeme Todd told the draft Wanaka
lakefront reserves management plan hearing yesterday.
Government plans to bring forward construction of a new
bridge at Kawarau Falls is ''sensational news'' which will
help deliver a complete ''world-class experience'' for
visitors, Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd
The inclusion of Snow Farm's Merino Muster cross-country ski
event in a major international race series is expected to
boost the number of big-spending overseas visitors to the
Queenstown Lakes district.