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Stuff.co.nz
The 10 best adventure holiday destinations
Stuff.co.nz
Queenstown's selection of adrenaline activities has since grown to encyclopaedic proportions – from abseiling to zip lining – while the town has also served as a virtual template for an ever-growing breed of towns and places that now exist off ...

 18 Aug 2018 

Otago Daily Times
No backing off from bed tax
Otago Daily Times
For at least 44 years there has been a call for a bed tax in the Queenstown Lakes - a call that is getting louder by the day given each resident in the district is now supporting 95 visitors and its council is facing a $990 million spend over the next ...

 18 Aug 2018 

Otago Daily Times
Economist: progress made in housing area
Otago Daily Times
There is no quick fix for Queenstown's housing affordability problem, but the district's council is heading in the right direction, a high-profile economist says. Shamubeel Eaqub will be a panellist at the Catalyst Trust's affordable housing forum in ...

 18 Aug 2018 

Stuff.co.nz
Why Queenstown is adventure central
Stuff.co.nz
Last week saw the launch of the newest white-knuckle ride in New Zealand - The Nevis Catapult near Queenstown. Willing victims are flung 150 metres out across a ravine at speeds of 100kmh and 3Gs of force. It's the latest from the adrenaline maestro ...

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 17 Aug 2018 

Otago Daily Times
Pilot urges Queenstown Airport to look at alternative sites
Otago Daily Times
''There are several good locations between Cromwell, Queensberry and Tarras that could accommodate an excellent airport and all the associated infrastructure. The land being rural, river terraces is ideal and centrally located between Queenstown ...

 17 Aug 2018 
CCTV to catch dodgy dumpers in Queenstown
New Zealand Herald
Security cameras and signage will be installed in a bid to deter dodgy dumpers at Queenstown's Shotover Delta. Mountain Scene last week revealed the extent of illegal dumping at the site, with burnt-out cars, smashed TVs and piles of household rubbish ...

 17 Aug 2018 

Otago Daily Times
Fresh snow as Remarkables festival launches
Otago Daily Times
The festival, which moved to Queenstown from Cardrona, will end with a fun-filled team race and a prizegiving ceremony at the cafe in the skifield's base building at 2pm on Sunday. About 5cm of fresh snow also landed at Queenstown's Coronet Peak ...

 17 Aug 2018 

Otago Daily Times
Residents' objection to 200 new homes 'struck out'
Otago Daily Times
Members of Tucker Beach Residents Society appeared at a hearings panel meeting last month to oppose the Middleton Family Trust's plans to rezone a large part of its rural land near Queenstown Hill as a low-density residential area. The group's ...

 17 Aug 2018 

Otago Daily Times
Camping 'hubs' condition of Govt funding
Otago Daily Times
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult said freedom camping had lost "some of its social licence" throughout the country because of the behaviour of a minority of irresponsible campers. "Last summer we heard a clear message from our local community that ...

 17 Aug 2018 

Radio New Zealand
Queenstown's mayor taken to court by liquidators
Radio New Zealand
Stonewood Homes went into receivership in early 2016 owing more than $25 million to creditors. Mr Boult, who was elected Queenstown Lakes District Council mayor in October 2016, was a non-shareholding director of the company between August 2014 ...

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 15 Aug 2018 

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