Luxury Fiordland cruise operator launches winter overnight cruise

Luxury Fiordland cruise operator launches winter overnight cruise

MEDIA RELEASE FROM FIORDLAND DISCOVERY, MILFORD SOUND July 5, 2018. For immediate release Fiordland’s luxury cruise operator Fiordland Discovery is preparing to launch Milford Sound’s only overnight winter cruise. The boutique cruise operator – which offers unrivalled access to Milford Sound and Fiordland on the Fiordland Jewel – launched in 2016, but this winter marks […]

Wanaka and Queenstown Chambers sign agreement for closer ties

Wanaka and Queenstown Chambers sign agreement for closer ties

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 16 May, 2018. For immediate release Queenstown and Wanaka Chambers of Commerce have signed an agreement to formalise a closer working relationship. Queenstown Chamber chair Craig Douglas and Ignite Wanaka chair Bridget Legnavsky yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding that enables the […]

Queenstown and Wanaka unite to address regional issues

Queenstown and Wanaka unite to address regional issues

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN LAKES DISTRICT COUNCIL, LAKE WANAKA TOURISM, DESTINATION QUEENSTOWN, QUEENSTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE May 3, 2018. For immediate release  Tourism and business leaders from the Queenstown Lakes District have agreed to adopt a unified approach to regional issues during a “ground-breaking” meeting this week. Queenstown Lakes District […]

Housing Trust to purchase 50 apartments in Frankton

Housing Trust to purchase 50 apartments in Frankton

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN LAKES COMMUNITY HOUSING TRUST, QUEENSTOWN April 2, 2018. For immediate release Affordable housing for 50 Queenstown families has been given the green light, with the local housing trust securing finance to invest in Frankton’s new apartment development. The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust has today confirmed it will purchase 50 apartments […]

Hydro Attack strikes again with the first jet ski tours in Queenstown Bay

Hydro Attack strikes again with the first jet ski tours in Queenstown Bay

MEDIA RELEASE FROM JETSKI TOURS QUEENSTOWN February 5, 2018. For immediate release Queenstown adventure tourism company Hydro Attack has launched another innovative experience, with the first jet ski tours in Queenstown Bay. Unlike their famous shark-themed Seabreachers, Jetski Tours Queenstown let customers take the reins and explore Lake Wakatipu from the best vantage point – […]

KJet eyes offshore markets with recruitment of international sales manager

KJet eyes offshore markets with recruitment of international sales manager

MEDIA RELEASE FROM KJET, QUEENSTOWN February 1, 2018. For immediate release Iconic Queenstown Jet boat operator KJet has established a new international sales role as the business eyes expansion into wholesale markets. The company has recently recruited Queenstown local Julie Pine Parker as International Sales Manager. She will focus on growing the South Pacific market […]

Wanaka bakery recruits top Kiwi baker as part of expansion plans

Wanaka bakery recruits top Kiwi baker as part of expansion plans

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE BAKERY WHOLESALE, WANAKA February 1, 2018. For immediate release Award-winning Wanaka business The Bakery Wholesale has recruited one of New Zealand’s leading bakers as part of major business expansion plans. Brent Hughes, himself an award-winning specialist artisan baker, will join The Bakery Wholesale on February 5 to lead the bread-making department […]

Wakatipu Yacht Club to host national championships

Wakatipu Yacht Club to host national championships

MEDIA RELEASE FROM WAKATIPU YACHT CLUB, QUEENSTOWN January 8, 2017. For immediate release Some of New Zealand and the world’s most talented young sailors will head to Queenstown next week for the O’pen Bic New Zealand Open, hosted by the Wakatipu Yacht Club. The anticipated regatta is set to be Queenstown’s largest sailing event to […]

Skyline Enterprises announces development plans for O’Connell’s Pavilion

Skyline Enterprises announces development plans for O’Connell’s Pavilion

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE ENTERPRISES, QUEENSTOWN December 19, 2017. For immediate release Skyline Enterprises has today revealed concept plans of a proposed $26 million redevelopment of Queenstown’s O’Connell’s Pavilion building. Artist’s impressions show a striking new façade for the 29-year-old building on Camp Street in the central business district. The existing building will be strengthened […]

Housemart recognised with two property management industry awards

Housemart recognised with two property management industry awards

MEDIA RELEASE FROM HOUSEMART, QUEENSTOWN November 10, 2017. For immediate release Southern Lakes property management specialists Housemart have won two prestigious industry awards at the annual Leading Property Managers New Zealand Awards in Queenstown last night. Housemart won the Excellence in Customer Service Award and property manager Nina Boyes won the Rising Star (Property Management) […]

Grace Jones’ Queenstown concert sells out

Grace Jones’ Queenstown concert sells out

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA October 19, 2017. For immediate release Tickets to the first-ever New Zealand show of legendary singer-songwriter and style icon Grace Jones have sold out. The limited-capacity concert at Queenstown Events Centre, which was announced on Tuesday morning, was all but sold out within the first 12 hours, with […]

Ignite Wanaka Business Awards finalists announced

Ignite Wanaka Business Awards finalists announced

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WANAKA 11 October 2017. For immediate release Finalists for the 2017 Ignite Wanaka Business Awards have been announced, with judges impressed by innovation, passion and strong financial performance among entrants. Almost 50 businesses from around Wanaka entered the awards, which is in its second year, and this year […]

Skyline Enterprises advances investigations into Franz Josef Gondola project

Skyline Enterprises advances investigations into Franz Josef Gondola project

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE ENTERPRISES, QUEENSTOWN October 2, 2017. For immediate release Skyline Enterprises is progressing investigations into its Franz Josef Glacier Gondola project with the retreat of the area’s winter snow. The company has been advancing extensive geotechnical surveys to identify the best route for the positioning of gondola towers. Survey work has been […]

Best lineup yet confirmed for Rhythm & Alps 2017

Best lineup yet confirmed for Rhythm & Alps 2017

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA August 22, 2017. For immediate release Rhythm & Alps has today announced New Zealand’s strongest New Year’s lineup for its annual three-day festival in Wanaka. The South Island’s biggest New Year’s party has dropped an immense first lineup of artists, including international superstar TASH SULTANA and Kiwi success […]

Local businesses called to enter 2017 Ignite Wanaka Business Awards

Local businesses called to enter 2017 Ignite Wanaka Business Awards

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WANAKA 16 August 2017. For immediate release Wanaka’s flourishing business community has another opportunity to celebrate success with the launch of this year’s Ignite Wanaka Business Awards. Entries to the Ignite Wanaka Business Awards in partnership with Milford Asset Management open today, alongside the announcement of two […]

Queenstown labour workforce continues to feel the pinch, survey findings reveal

Queenstown labour workforce continues to feel the pinch, survey findings reveal

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, QUEENSTOWN August 11, 2017. For immediate release Queenstown businesses affected by labour and skills shortages are experiencing a greater gap between current and ideal staffing levels, a new report has found. The Queenstown Lakes District Labour and Accommodation Survey Report, commissioned by the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, contains […]