New chairman and board for Wanaka A&P Show

New chairman and board for Wanaka A&P Show

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE WANAKA A&P SHOW, WANAKA December 11, 2018. For immediate release Well-known Wanaka local Grant Ruddenklau has been elected as chairman of the new Upper Clutha A&P Society board The Upper Clutha A&P Society owns and organises the annual Wanaka A&P Show, one of New Zealand’s largest agricultural and pastoral events. Ruddenklau […]

Central Otago’s historic Lombardy Cottage up for sale

Central Otago’s historic Lombardy Cottage up for sale

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY December 6, 2018. For immediate release A 154-year-old cottage in the heart of Central Otago is on the market for the first time in more than a decade. The beautifully restored two-bedroom, two-bathroom stone cottage sits on a 1.6ha property near St Bathan’s and has a Category […]

Southern Lakes to host celebrated Fashion for a Cure event

Southern Lakes to host celebrated Fashion for a Cure event

MEDIA RELEASE FROM BREAST CANCER CURE, AUCKLAND 21 September 2018. For immediate release Queenstown and Wanaka will host the acclaimed fashion and breast cancer research fundraising event Fashion for a Cure in November. This is the first time the exclusive annual event – which showcases the latest collections from New Zealand’s top fashion designers to […]

Sold-out Rhythm and Alps a huge success

Sold-out Rhythm and Alps a huge success

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM AND ALPS, WANAKA January 1, 2018. For immediate release Ten thousand partygoers rung in the New Year at Wanaka’s record-smashing Rhythm and Alps (R&A) music festival last night. The festival welcomed the biggest crowd in its seven-year history with 5,500 campers and 4,500 day-pass holders converging at Cardrona’s Robrosa Station to […]

AJ Hackett opens adventure hot spot in Singapore

AJ Hackett opens adventure hot spot in Singapore

MEDIA RELEASE FROM AJ HACKETT INTERNATIONAL November 3, 2017. For immediate release World-leading Kiwi adventure tourism pioneer AJ Hackett last night opened a major tourism venture in Singapore’s Sentosa Island. AJ Hackett Sentosa was officially opened by the New Zealand High Commissioner, His Excellency Dr Jonathan Edward Austin, in a formal ceremony. The highly-anticipated $SGD13 […]

Skyline Queenstown hosts community celebrations to mark 50th birthday

Skyline Queenstown hosts community celebrations to mark 50th birthday

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN November 1, 2017. For immediate release. Skyline Queenstown has today announced it will be hosting two fantastic community events to celebrate its 50th anniversary this month. New Zealand’s most visited-tourist attraction invites the Queenstown community to an entertaining Kids Go Free morning on November 11, 2017, as well as a special […]

Skyline Queenstown releases staggering stats

Skyline Queenstown releases staggering stats

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN October 27, 2017. For immediate release. Seventeen million gondola rides, 12 million Luge experiences, 850,000 pints of beer, 350,000 rotisserie chickens, 65 tonnes of coffee beans – these staggering statistics have all been enjoyed by Skyline Queenstown’s millions of domestic and international visitors in the last 50 years. New Zealand’s […]

Superstar Grace Jones to perform in Queenstown

Superstar Grace Jones to perform in Queenstown

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA October 17, 2017. For immediate release Legendary singer-songwriter, supermodel, actress and style icon Grace Jones will perform her first-ever New Zealand show in Queenstown next year. One of the original Queens of Disco, Jones has been pushing the boundaries in music, fashion, art and life since the 1970s. […]

Local optometrist launches innovative eye service at OCULA

Local optometrist launches innovative eye service at OCULA

MEDIA RELEASE FROM OCULA, QUEENSTOWN & WANAKA October 17, 2017. For immediate release

        Leading optometry practice OCULA has launched a specialist eye service integrating three disciplines of eye care – the first of its kind in New Zealand. The specialist orthoptic service – offered through OCULA’s Queenstown and Wanaka practices – combines the expertise […]

America’s Cup set to visit the Wanaka Yacht Club

America’s Cup set to visit the Wanaka Yacht Club

MEDIA RELEASE FROM WANAKA YACHT CLUB, WANAKA September 25, 2017. For immediate release The Wanaka Yacht Club is inviting the local community to have lunch with one of the world’s most coveted trophies – the America’s Cup – when it travels to Wanaka next month. The Auld Mug will visit Wanaka for the first time […]

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty welcomes Queenstown’s first female sales team

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty welcomes Queenstown’s first female sales team

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY August 17, 2017. For immediate release. Premium real estate agency New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) welcomes Queenstown’s first female real estate sales team later this year. Sarena Glass and Sarah McBride have collectively more than 35 years’ experience in Queenstown property and bring a wealth of […]

Wanaka’s The Bakery Wholesale secures silver at Supreme Pie Awards

Wanaka’s The Bakery Wholesale secures silver at Supreme Pie Awards

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE BAKERY WHOLESALE, WANAKA August 4, 2017. For immediate release Wanaka-based business The Bakery Wholesale has picked up an outstanding accolade at this year’s NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards. The leading pie-makers have won silver in the coveted Commercial Wholesale category for their mince and cheese pie. Entry into the exclusive category […]

Skyline Queenstown celebrates 50th anniversary

Skyline Queenstown celebrates 50th anniversary

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN June 8, 2017. For immediate release. New Zealand’s most-visited tourist attraction, Skyline Queenstown, today kicks off five months of community-focused celebrations to mark its 50th anniversary. The pioneering NZ-based global tourism company launches ‘50 Years of Fun’ – an exciting campaign that involves and acknowledges the local community as being […]

Record year in New Zealand luxury real estate

Record year in New Zealand luxury real estate

MEDIA RELEASE FROM NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY May 11, 2017. For immediate release Leading luxury real estate agency New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has announced a record-breaking year, with a 65% increase in sales volume on the year prior. The agency’s best-performing licensees have also been named; combined, the top six achieved a […]

Major upgrade planned for Wanaka Yacht Club

Major upgrade planned for Wanaka Yacht Club

MEDIA RELEASE FROM WANAKA YACHT CLUB, WANAKA May 1, 2017. For immediate release The Wanaka Yacht Club has today released plans to significantly upgrade its existing facility on Wanaka’s lakefront. Intended to cater to the club’s rapidly growing membership, the new architecturally-designed clubhouse will redevelop the existing 140sq m building on Lakeside Road at an […]

Rhythm & Alps 2017 announces first headline act

Rhythm & Alps 2017 announces first headline act

MEDIA RELEASE FROM RHYTHM & ALPS, WANAKA April 3, 2017. For immediate release The South Island’s biggest New Year’s party, Rhythm & Alps, has today announced its first headline act for the 2017 festival: Tash Sultana. Widely praised as one of the world’s hottest new artists, Sultana is a one-woman musical powerhouse enjoying incredible success […]

$60m Holiday Inn Express Queenstown proposed

$60m Holiday Inn Express Queenstown proposed

MEDIA RELEASE FROM PRO-INVEST GROUP, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA March 30, 2017. For immediate release  Australian private investment firm and hotel developer Pro-invest Group has today unveiled plans to build its debut New Zealand hotel in Queenstown. Pro-invest intends to establish a Holiday Inn Express® on the corner of Stanley, Sydney and Melbourne streets in central Queenstown, […]

Locals lure crowds to Festival of Colour

Locals lure crowds to Festival of Colour

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SOUTHERN LAKES FESTIVAL OF COLOUR, WANAKA March 27, 2017. For immediate release A record number of Southern Lakes locals will participate in the acclaimed Festival of Colour, which kicks off in Wanaka next week. Known as New Zealand’s ‘best little arts festival’, the seventh biennial event launches on Monday, April 3 with […]

OCULA’s behavioural optometry service benefits Queenstown kids

OCULA’s behavioural optometry service benefits Queenstown kids

MEDIA RELEASE FROM OCULA, QUEENSTOWN March 16, 2017. For immediate release

        OCULA Queenstown optometrist Danielle Ross is working with local primary schools to help children overcome learning and behavioural challenges. As the only registered behavioural optometrist in the lower South Island, Ross is educating teachers on detecting and treating learning and behavioural […]