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 […]

Skyline seeks feedback on Franz Josef Gondola project

Skyline seeks feedback on Franz Josef Gondola project

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE ENTERPRISES, QUEENSTOWN October 29, 2018. For immediate release Skyline Enterprises is seeking feedback on its proposal for a gondola to be built at Franz Josef Glacier, as part of public consultation to the draft Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan. The Department of Conservation (DoC) has released its draft management […]

Skyline Queenstown gets behind marathon volunteers

Skyline Queenstown gets behind marathon volunteers

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN, QUEENSTOWN 14 August 2018. For immediate release   Skyline Queenstown has been named as the official sponsor of the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon volunteer crew. This is the first time a corporate sponsor has supported the 500-plus volunteers who help coordinate the annual event, now in its fifth […]

Star-studded line-up confirmed for Rhythm & Alps 2018

Star-studded line-up confirmed for Rhythm & Alps 2018

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA 8 August 2018. For immediate release. A star-studded first wave of international and national acts have been confirmed for this year’s New Year’s Eve music festival Rhythm & Alps in Wanaka.  US rapper, reality TV star, author and talk show host ACTION BRONSON will play prime time on […]

Understanding learning difficulties in the Queenstown Lakes District with OCULA

Understanding learning difficulties in the Queenstown Lakes District with OCULA

MEDIA RELEASE FROM OCULA, QUEENSTOWN & WANAKA July 31, 2018. For immediate release

        Queenstown Lakes District parents and educators wanting to find out more about children’s learning difficulties have the opportunity to hear from experts at two events next month. Otago’s first-ever Learning About Learning Difficulties seminars are being held in Queenstown on August […]

Queenstown’s pioneering Secure Home scheme reaches new milestone

Queenstown’s pioneering Secure Home scheme reaches new milestone

MEDIA RELEASE FROM QUEENSTOWN LAKES COMMUNITY HOUSING TRUST, QUEENSTOWN July 17, 2018. For immediate release The first six homes in a pioneering new scheme designed to offer truly affordable homes in Queenstown are underway. Queenstown Community Housing Trust is building two 2-bedroom and four 3-bedroom homes at Shotover Country as part of its pilot scheme, […]

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 […]