Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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Swimmers warned away from Queenstown lake

Swimmers have been warned away from Queenstown's popular Lake Hayes after it recorded more than three-and-a-half times the level of E.coli considered safe to swim in.

National: Tourism continues as big earner for Otago

New tourism statistics show how significant the sector is to this region and this country’s economy.

The Hub opens at Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport has opened the doors to its first dedicated operations centre, The Hub.

TSS Earnslaw named one of Otago’s most significant heritage sites

Queenstown’s 105-year-old steamship TSS Earnslaw, was today recognised as one of 12 significant Otago landmark heritage sites.

Tourism sector wins new QLDC funding

Two tourism businesses have been awarded a total of $40,000 of funding from Queenstown Lakes District Council’s new Economic Development Fund.

Millbrook wins planning approval for $45m development

Queenstown’s award-winning Millbrook Resort is celebrating a major milestone - taking the next step towards developing a neighbouring farm into a new golf course interspersed with high-end residential homes.

Jetstar returns to Wellington-Queenstown route

Jetstar will operate between Wellington and Queenstown three times a week from March next year, providing travellers with a choice on the route for the first time since 2013.

All abuzz with bees for The Rees

Neighbours within a 3km radius of award-winning Queenstown property, The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Lakeside Residences will come eye to eye with its new little community ambassadors this summer.

Queenstown clamps down on freedom campers

Queenstown is clamping down on badly behaved freedom campers by doubling patrols and restricting access to the popular Lake Hayes.  

Ex-Tourism NZ country manager to join DQ

Former Tourism New Zealand country manager Kiran Nambiar is joining Destination Queenstown as its new business development director.