Author, economist Max Rashbrooke to discuss growth in Wanaka

Author, economist Max Rashbrooke to discuss growth in Wanaka

MEDIA RELEASE FROM LINK UPPER CLUTHA, WANAKA 17 July 2019. For immediate release Respected Kiwi author, journalist and economist Max Rashbrooke is coming to Wanaka to hold a timely talk about community growing pains and how people can positively influence change. LINK Upper Clutha, in partnership with Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce and Scope Media, […]

Queenstown ski fields ready for school holidays

Queenstown ski fields ready for school holidays

MEDIA RELEASE FROM CORONET PEAK AND THE REMARKABLES, QUEENSTOWN 5 July 2019. For immediate release Queenstown ski fields Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are ready to welcome the annual influx of winter school holiday visitors thanks to advanced snowmaking technology. Despite the weather conditions preventing much natural snowfall over the past couple of weeks, temperatures […]

All Black Luke Romano launches luxury adventure tourism brand Monarch Pursuits

All Black Luke Romano launches luxury adventure tourism brand Monarch Pursuits

MEDIA RELEASE FROM MONARCH PURSUITS, CHRISTCHURCH 1 July, 2019. For immediate release All Black and Crusaders lock Luke Romano today launches Monarch Pursuits, New Zealand’s first full-service outdoor adventure and travel company, targeting the premium visitor market. Monarch Pursuits provides bespoke, tailored itineraries incorporating hunting, fishing and heli-skiing experiences in NZ’s Southern Alps. Guests are […]

Locals ski for $20 while supporting region’s youth

Locals ski for $20 while supporting region’s youth

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NZSKI, QUEENSTOWN 17 June 2019. For immediate release. Queenstown and Wanaka residents have the chance to ski for $20 while supporting local youth at the NZSki Locals’ Day this Saturday (June 22). Coronet Peak and The Remarkables will be welcoming local skiers and snowboarders for their popular annual event, which will this […]

Coronet Peak opens with new chairlifts and improved snowmaking

Coronet Peak opens with new chairlifts and improved snowmaking

MEDIA RELEASE FROM CORONET PEAK, QUEENSTOWN 15 June 2019. For immediate release Queenstown’s playground just became a little more epic with the opening of Coronet Peak’s ski area today, with upgrades across the mountain focused on improving access for sightseers and snowsports enthusiasts. While the trail access was limited to sledding, the atmosphere was enthusiastic […]

Boots on the ground raises $120,000 for hospital patients

Boots on the ground raises $120,000 for hospital patients

MEDIA RELEASE FROM ULTIMATE HIKES, QUEENSTOWN 13 June 2019. For immediate release A new apartment block for the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust is a step closer to reality, with a vital funding boost of $120,000 thanks to a keen group of hikers tramping the Milford Track. Queenstown-based guiding company Ultimate Hikes this week hands over […]

The Remarkables opens with expanded learners’ terrain and upgrades to enhance guest experience

The Remarkables opens with expanded learners’ terrain and upgrades to enhance guest experience

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE REMARKABLES, QUEENSTOWN 8 June 2019. For immediate release The Remarkables ski area opened today with further upgrades across the mountain and a brand new learners’ area that increases novice terrain by 30 per cent. About 1700 skiers and boarders turned out for the opening day, enjoying the groomed trails accessed via […]

Wanaka’s first private guiding business REKO launches at TRENZ

Wanaka’s first private guiding business REKO launches at TRENZ

MEDIA RELEASE FROM REKO PRIVATE GUIDES, WANAKA 13 May, 2019. For immediate release A new private guiding business with connections to the original Maori escort for the Southern Lakes’ first European explorer has been established in Wanaka. REKO Private Guides is designed specifically for the premium travel market and is being launched at Tourism Rendezvous […]

Iconic Central Otago winery Carrick up for sale

Iconic Central Otago winery Carrick up for sale

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY February 11, 2019. For immediate release One of Central Otago’s most iconic and renowned vineyards, Carrick, is on the market. The award-winning, certified-organic vineyard, winery, cellar door and 70-seat restaurant in Bannockburn is for sale by tender via premium real estate brand New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty. […]

Kimbra to play one-off show near Wanaka in January

Kimbra to play one-off show near Wanaka in January

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA 17 December 2018. For immediate release New Zealand-born, international art pop superstar Kimbra is to play a one-off show near Wanaka on January 5, 2019. The Grammy award-winning songstress is the latest major act to play in the Southern Lakes, brought to the region by Rhythm & Alps. […]

Local bodies seek feedback on Wanaka Airport expansion plans

Local bodies seek feedback on Wanaka Airport expansion plans

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND LAKE WANAKA TOURISM, WANAKA November 21, 2018. For immediate release The Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce and Lake Wanaka Tourism have today released a joint survey seeking the opinions of its memberships on the future of Wanaka Airport. The survey has been distributed to 231 Ignite Wanaka and 480 Lake […]

Scope Media among finalists for national PREScom Awards

Scope Media among finalists for national PREScom Awards

Wanaka and Queenstown communications agency Scope Media is a finalist in the New Zealand PREScom Awards for its campaign that launched Queenstown’s $2 bus brand. The PREScom Awards are run by the Commercial Communications Council and recognise PR, experiential and social media campaigns throughout NZ. Awards categories include Best Use of Media Relations, Best Sponsorship or […]

Mobilising Queenstown to become #BetterByBus

Mobilising Queenstown to become #BetterByBus

Case Study: Orbus Queenstown This hyper-local campaign turned attitudes and got Queenstown on the bus. With just two months from awarding the tender for a new $2 bus service to rubber on the road, the challenge was to shift mindsets from ‘drive everywhere’ to #betterbybus. Scope Media and our client Otago Regional Council, in partnership […]

World-leading helicopter expert in Southern Lakes trains pilots in vortex ring state recovery

World-leading helicopter expert in Southern Lakes trains pilots in vortex ring state recovery

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE HELICOPTER LINE, QUEENSTOWN November 6, 2018. For immediate release An internationally-renowned helicopter expert is in the Southern Lakes this week to train pilots on how to avoid a dangerous natural phenomenon that can occur when flying. Swiss pilot and former flight instructor Claude Vuichard will train 50 people from the region […]

Wanaka’s Mt Iron Junction development provides solution to town’s growth issues

Wanaka’s Mt Iron Junction development provides solution to town’s growth issues

MEDIA RELEASE FROM MT IRON JUNCTION, WANAKA November 6, 2018. For immediate release A proposed new development designed to alleviate some of Wanaka’s growth and transport issues has been unveiled today. Mt Iron Junction Ltd has lodged a resource consent application with Queenstown Lakes District Council for a proposed mixed-use development on 6ha of unused […]