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Whilst we’ve long referenced Queenstown as the jewel in the crown of Aotearoa New Zealand, it’s important to remember that, like anything, if you don’t keep up with timely maintenance, things inevitably end up failing. This is no different from a motor vehicle or house.

Starting in earnest in early 2021, the Queenstown CBD street upgrades have been under construction for around 18 months. So it’s understandable that there is a sense of frustration for some around what is, in reality, a really important long-term project for our town.


By and large, the town centre upgrades project has run close to budget and has not veered far from the projected timeframes. This is considering delays through worker sickness and isolation requirements, general staff shortages, late materials deliveries due to global supply issues and identifying and resolving a significant number of issues with historic underground infrastructure both publicly and privately owned. With projects like this it is easy to get caught up in thinking there would have been a better time to do them. The reality is that there is never a ‘right time’. With the return of visitors, Queenstown will just be getting busier and putting off these upgrades would only delay the inevitable and make the process undoubtedly a lot more challenging. The Council seized an opportunity to make the most of the budget available to it and is working to improve the infrastructure and aesthetics of the town so that we are in good shape in all respects going forward, for locals and visitors alike to enjoy for many years to come. I for one am looking forward to the finished result which is imminent. I hope to see many of you there enjoying it too.

The work currently happening in our town centre addresses not only the surface level aesthetics and environment such as new and safer paving, improved lighting, and planting, but also address the essential services underneath which we are finding need major work. This includes services such as our electrics, wastewater, stormwater, and potable water. From time-to-time councils face major expenditure to undertake necessary upgrade projects. This is what we are experiencing here.

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In 2020, when COVID-19 hit, we were the first Council to be successful in obtaining ‘shovel ready’ money to stimulate the economy of areas suffering from the ongoing effects of the global pandemic. We successfully secured $85M ($50M for Arterials & $35M for street upgrades) from Central Government’s Crown Infrastructure Partners. This funding was only available where councils had projects that were going to be carried out within defined and very short timeframes. QLDC was also the first Council to get a shovel ready project off the ground.

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“I just got late and couldn’t make the gate,” she said after race one. “You’ve got to be tactical, the course is very tight, like a GS course, I tried to be clean and fast but it wasn’t the right goal for the course I don’t think.”

Feasey in action

The men’s podium for Race #2 of the ANC Super G from Coronet Peak – L-R - Second place Adam Zampa (SVK), first place Willis Feasey (NZ) and third place Garret Driller (USA). Photo: Ross Mackay / Winter Games NZ

Sunday’s FIS ANC Giant Slalom race at Coronet was postponed until Tuesday, due to poor visibility and soft snow conditions on course.

Top seed and hometown hero Alice Robinson didn’t quite find the form that she would have hoped for from her current world ranking of 17 in the Super G, posting a DNF on run one but making the podium on race two.

It’s the first time the internationals have been back in Queenstown and Wānaka for the games since 2019. The 2020 event was replaced with the Obsidian invitational for Kiwi athletes and was cancelled altogether last year due to lockdown.

He proved that he can still be competitive against strong international World Cup racers like Slovakia’s Adam Zampa who finished second, 0.24s behind Feasey in race one and 0.58s in race two.

The tight, technical course took over The Hurdle black run, with its steep pitch and natural rollers, giving racers every opportunity to put the hammer down and post fast times.

“It feels really good to get that result, a wee bit unexpected,” Feasey said.

Candace Crawford was also pleased to be showing good early season form to take out to wins in the women’s field.

The Games, the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest snow sports event, continue until 11 September, with 16 events across alpine, freeride and park and pipe disciplines. They are the Alpine Super G, Alpine GS, Cardrona FIS ANC Freeski & Snowboard Halfpipe, Cardrona FIS ANC Freeski & Snowboard Slopestyle, The North Face Frontier 2 and The North Face Frontier 4, both at The Remarkables, and the Cardrona STOMP Series. It brings in more than $6 million per year to the Queenstown Lakes economy.

Willis Feasey of NZ after winning the ANC Super G from Coronet Peak, part of the Winter Games 2022. Photo: Neil Kerr / Winter Games NZ

“I’m pretty happy, it’s early in the season for me coming from North America.

Winter Games NZ 2022 got underway at Coronet Peak over the weekend with alpine ski racing. New Zealand’s Willis Feasey and Canada’s Candace Crawford each claimed back-to-back wins in the respective men’s and women’s fields of the FIS Continental Cup Super G races.

“The top section felt really good, I was really happy, there’s a big cranking turn right at the top and I managed to nail that and carry quite a lot of speed into the pitch,” he said after his first race.”

Super Giant Slalom (Super-G) combines the speed of Downhill with the technical characteristics of a Giant Slalom, and contested over a single long “Itrun.was a really fun slope, it’s such a good race hill. Coronet Peak really turned it on,” said Feasey, who spent 10 years training at Coronet as a member of the national team before taking up a building apprenticeship earlier this “It’syear.pretty special to win both races here today.”

That’s the goal for the many of the 450 athletes competing in the games, from 26 nations.

I don’t normally start until October, November so it’s good to get a few races under the belt prior to the Northern Hemisphere season starting to build confidence and figure out a few things. It feels good and I can build on that and get prepared for the World Cup season in December.”

The 2018 Olympian was very pleased to find himself in the top spot, one day shy of his 30th birthday.

Whether it be traffic jams along Ladies Mile and Frankton Road, a fitfor-purpose bus service, viable commuter cycling and walking routes, rental car mayhem, or the battle for downtown parking, everyone has an opinion on what needs to be done.

Neeta Shetty said sustainable development was the way forward, and the council must look at higher density developments around existing district centres, encouraging better land-use planning, while investing in clean vehicles, infrastructure and increasing use of public transportation.

He said the system was designed by men for the purpose of getting men to work, and one of the answers was to get women around the table. There is no sex segregated data on travel.

Solving Queenstown Lakes district’s transport woes will be one of the biggest issues facing the next mayor of Queenstown Lakes.


From left, Al Angus, Olivia Wensley, Glyn Lewers, Neeta Shetty and Jon Mitchel (on the screen).

said she’s working on bringing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) school to the district.

She also pointed to renewable tourism as a way forward, and said the council needs someone who “thinks outside of the box” rather than sticking in another 16 set of traffic lights, as is the current plan.

People need to become less reliant on private cars, but the council must also recognise there will be transition period.

Businesses, schools and homes should be clustered together to reduce the need to travel. And as downtown Queenstown “hasn’t been the central business district for 15 years” in his view, the focus needs to be around Frankton, and around mass public transport.

“The goal is to implement regional scaled transportation and land-use strategies to build wealth and freedom.”

Lewers pointed to Environmental Canterbury’s trail of public transport on demand as one solution, but warned against looking to technology for silver bullet “We’resolutions.notsolving the problem. We’ve got to change our own behaviours but it’s going to take a lot of work and it’s going to take all of us to do it.”

Angus was more old school in his approach, talking about the difficulties about living in Queenstown Lakes without a car, especially for those in rural communities like Glenorchy, or people who wanted to get up the skifields.

“I want us to be the most technologically forward region in the country,” she said. “I see our town and wider region being used as a R&D lab for the Wensleycountry.”

He said he’d seen cars doing laps around downtown looking for carparks, adding to the congestion, and doesn’t believe more traffic control, such as traffic lights, are the solution. He highlighted the Ballarat Street mini roundabout, which had been replaced by traffic lights, as a simple solution that had worked.

Bus driver wages were an issue, Angus said, along with the fact that many buses were running with no passengers in them, which was not sustainable. He promoted bike use for getting around and keeping fit. In the Q&A session he said a bridge crossing between Quail Rise and Glenda Drive was a good idea. “I support anything that’s safe for kids, but think grown-ups should be able to look out for themselves.”

She said public transport must become the “primary way we travel”, with park-and-ride and ideas such as free buses at peak hours coming to the fore.

Her goal is to make all rental cars electric, and she lauded plans to introduce autonomous vehicles running between the airport and CBD, and the potential for electric ferries on the lake.

Neeta Shetty, Glyn Lewers, Olivia Wensley and Al Angus all turned up, while Jon Mitchell video called in from Wellington. Daniel Shand’s name badge was left on the table, though. Mitchell was first up, saying the key was the manage down Queenstown’s expectations around growth.

And the six candidates who’ll contest the October mayoral election were given the chance to tell the public their views last Wednesday, in a debate organised by active travel group The Lightfoot Initiative.

“Otherwise, it’s simply unaffordable, in financial terms, but also unaffordable in social and environmental terms as well.” He said the town would be gridlocked from Lake Hayes to Fernhill and out to Jack’s Point at many times of year otherwise.

Wensley, however, believes technology is the solution both in terms of transport itself, but also in reducing the district’s reliance on tourism by developing its tech economy.

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“But that’s the problem. We’ve positioned your travel as a number and we’ve been a slave to that model since the 1950s.”

Glyn Lewers, a surveyor and engineer by trade, said he could spend his 10 minutes talking through the statistics around solving transport issues.

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Whangarei Ahi’s Ady McKenzie was quickest female to 51, in 12mins 37secs, while Swannanoa VFB’s Assina Dalglish was fastest female up to 60, the 15mins dead.

“I didn’t look at the floor numbers as I was going, I tried to resist that. Then I looked up when I got to level 25 and thought ‘yep, I’m halfway, I can make this’.”

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Browne and Carter say they felt honoured to be able to wear firefighters’ gear.

“It only increases the respect you have for the firefighters who go into buildings wearing all that,” Browne says. “They’re incredible and we were privileged to share the day with them.”

Auckland Airport Rescue Fire’s Ben Smith was the quickest overall up the 51 flights, in 9mins 3secs, while Warkworth VFB’s Simon Manawaiti was quickest up to 60, in 14mins 1sec.

The pair raised more than $15,000 for the charity, while the event as a whole netted more than $1.3 Brownemillion. says: “It was tough going. Nothing really prepares you for the gear, and we weren’t even in the breathing apparatus because we aren’t trained in that.

“I got to around level 20 before the lactic acid started to build up, so the legs felt a bit heavier and I wasn’t moving as freely as before. “But it was still an awesome thing to be part of.”

Over the next six months, a support worker kept in regular contact.

“Putting on the gear, you realise it’s pretty heavy, and then you go down four flights of stairs even to get to the start.

The event was a fundraiser Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand, who helped support Carter and his family while he had chemotherapy in Multi-sporter2019.

“They were great, very good organisation, very proactive, so it’s great to be able to raise some money for them.”

“She was very good the whole way through, especially talking to my family, making sure they were looked after and feeling fairly secure. I had young kids and it was obviously a bit intimidating for them.

Three years after recovering from leukaemia and just a few weeks after contracting Covid-19, Queenstowner Andy Carter was one of more than 900 people who raced up Auckland’s Sky Tower Carter,recently.along with SkyCity Queenstown boss Jono Browne, were part of Squad 51, the corporate team racing alongside firefighters from across New Zealand, in the annual firefighter challenge.

Carter was no slouch up the 51 flights of stairs. He climbed the 1,103 steps, wearing 25kg of firefighter gear, in 14 minutes and 17 Browneseconds.wasjust behind him, completing the lung and leg-buster in 15mins 14secs. “It was a great experience,” Carter says. “I’d done some training up the Tiki Trail [Skyline hill] and the Fernhill Loop, as there aren’t many stairs in “ButQueenstown.thenIgotCovid a few weeks beforehand, so couldn’t do anything, and had to just rely on what I had in the tank.

Carter went into remission after the chemo and now has regular check-ups. Racing up the 328m tower, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, three years later is a landmark for “Thishim. was a real vindicator, three years after my treatment. I’m stoked to have come through it. Cancer is not a pleasant experience for anyone but I feel good about the outcome.”

Andy Carter and Jono Browne with Squad 51, either side of Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan (middle, back), who recently had treatment for prostate cancer

Carter, left, and Browne, before taking on the tower

Carter first came into contact with Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand while he was in hospital, having his first round of chemotherapy.

On average, eight people a day in NZ are diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood condition.

The youngest racer was 16, while the oldest was 80-year-old Jim Snedden, a volunteer firefighter from Waiuku, a rural town in the Auckland region. He was competing for the 16th time. The event has been running for 18 years, and now raises more than $1m each year. Fire crews from NZ, Australia and the USA competed, including members of Frankton VFB. They included Karl Argyle, who raced up to level 51 in 14mins 39secs, and Jamie Harris, who was the quickest local up to level 60, in 27mins 48secs.


“It was hot, you’re in a constricted stairwell, and it’s pretty dusty in there because it’s all concrete.

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“The community does not support the CIAL [Christchurch International Airport Limited] proposal, and understandably this sentiment was stronger in RespondentsTarras.”

The survey questionnaire was designed by Sustainable Tarras Society and reviewed by Melbourne statistician Richard Walton. The results are accurate to +/- 8 percent.

“The project website has been updated, we’ve held some introductory workshops in Central Otago and continued talking with various groups across the region,” CIAL said. Suze said Sustainable Tarras is continuing to gauge the community’s reaction to the proposed Tarras airport with Lake Hāwea residents now being “Wesurveyed.pride ourselves on using an evidence-based approach to addressing the prospect of an international airport being built in Tarras,” Suze said. “We don’t want to be seen to be cherry picking facts or misrepresenting the voice of the community.”

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Survey shows opposition to proposed Tarras airport

Tarras committee member Suze Keith said the results from both surveys “send a strong message”.

The survey of Upper Clutha Valley residents found that 68 percent of respondents are opposed to the establishment of a jet-capable airport at Tarras. A previous survey showed that 84 percent of Tarras residents opposed the Sustainableairport.

Concern for the environment, our way of life, and the local character are behind opposition to a proposed airport at Tarras, a recently released survey shows.

indicated concern for the environment and the impact on roading and traffic congestion, however they were more positive about economic benefits to the region. Suze said Sustainable Tarras, which commissioned the surveys, is made up of a “bunch of locals who really care about the future of Tarras and want to be part of the discussions about what that future looks like”.

CIAL acknowledged the public’s concerns relating to the environmental impact and the impact on roading and travel which it says were raised during community workshops.

The survey results can be read at rpubs.com/rj-labs/TarrasSurveyReport

Meanwhile CIAL said in its August 2022 project update that it is continuing to progress a detailed aeronautical analysis with a goal of identifying a preferred runway alignment by the end of this year.

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Late last year Sustainable Tarras petitioned parliament asking that the airport not go ahead and claimed taxpayers are funding a development of an “unnecessary new international airport” in Tarras. Suze said that the group has not had a response from central government.

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A ground-based operation to reduce the possibility of goats endangering motorists or causing nuisance on properties around Queenstown is underway. Any public walking tracks where work is being carried out will be closed. For more info and locations see www.qldc.govt.nz/goatcontrol

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Work to enhance Marine Parade between the town centre and Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens is underway. Stage 1 will include new lawns and drainage, paths, lakefront furniture, and a four-bay public toilet block. You’ll still be able to walk or cycle safely through the site during the work. Find out more at www.qldc.govt.nz/marine-parade

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Candidate events are a great way to meet and hear from the people looking to represent you for the next three years as Mayor, Councillors and Community Board Members. They’re organised by different groups across the district. You can find a full schedule on our website: www.qldc.govt.nz/your-council/elections#events

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will start a new life in the country next week, moving to Windsor so their children can attend a AUD$35,000-a-year prep school together.

Israel’s Remilk to open ‘world’s largest’ facility for cow-free milk in Denmark Israeli food tech startup Remilk, a developer of cultured milk and dairy, plans to open the “world’s largest” facility for the production of cowfree milk in Denmark. The 69, 677 square meter facility will be built within an eco-industrial park in the city of Kalundborg. Founded in 2019, Remilk produces milk proteins via a yeast-based fermentation process that renders them “chemically identical” to those present in cow-produced milk and dairy products.


The benefit of a mixed school, boasting just 610 boys and girls aged three to 13, is that all three children can attend together, cutting down the need for separate school runs and security teams. And the closeness to their new home will enable Kate and William to continue to do the school runs themselves as much as possible.

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“The end result is 100 percent similar to ‘real’ milk,” but free of lactose, cholesterol, growth hormones, and antibiotics, founder and CEO Aviv Wolff told The Times of Israel.


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Charged Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been charged under antiterrorism laws for threatening a judge and senior police officials in a speech Saturday evening, officials announced last week. Khan accused police of allegedly torturing his aide Shahbaz Gill, who is facing sedition charges, saying he would take action against the officials.

The war games, now known as Ulchi Freedom Shield, are set to run until Sept. 1 and are the largest-scale exercises between Washington and Seoul since 2017. Neither side has released details of the drills, but past versions of the exercise have involved tens of thousands of troops as well as aircraft, tanks and warships.

Prince William and Kate move family to Windsor away from London’s Kensington Palace

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will join Lambrook School near Ascot, Berkshire, next month. It is just a 15-minute drive from their four-bedroom Adelaide Cottage on the Queen’s Home Park estate. Moving from Kensington Palace means they can set down roots just a stone’s throw from the Queen at Windsor Castle.


West Australian US, South Korea launch largest military drills in years amid tensions with North The United States and South Korea kicked off their largest joint military exercise in five years, last Monday, drills that were put on pause during the Trump administration in an attempt to sway North Korea toward nuclear disarmament.

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It may be every little girl’s dream to become a princess when she grows up, but a mayoress? Well, who would’ve thought? Karen Boult certainly didn’t, but, as she says, ‘life’s a journey and it’s all about embracing change’.

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A Ngai Tahu descendant, Karen missed the South Island whanau and the couple moved south again in the early 1980s. “We came to Queenstown a lot to our family holiday house and wanted to do something for ourselves.”

Together they bought the popular Queenstown Mall fashion store Cherry Modes. “We had a large tourist market back then with tour buses stopping right outside,” she says. “Ironically, I had the mayoress of the day, Trish Davies, working for me there.” Multiple business interests followed.


These were still the days of party lines and manned telephone exchanges, but Jim sensed there was more to come. “I gave him a ticket to a (renowned property investor) Bob Jones seminar for his birthday. He came home and said, ‘We’re going to buy the Trading Post building, to which I said, ‘What with?!’” says Karen. Jim convinced her that with no kids yet and a deposit on the credit card it was a safe move. They went on to own a portfolio of Queenstown properties with partners, including Lakeland Hotel, Frankton Arms Tavern, O’Connell’s Hotel, Chateau Regency in Christchurch and the White Heron in Auckland. Later their company, Queenstown Resorts was successfully floated on the stock market.

“Jim was to take a break after that, but within a short time we’d bought Shotover Jet.” Huka Jet in Taupo, Christchurch Tramway, and Rainbow Springs in Rotorua followed. Together, the Boults launched Shotover Jet into Fiji, with Mexico to follow. These were busy times for Karen, who was head of retail and photography which required a lot of travel, often with son James in tow. Karen had a ball managing this very lucrative arm of the business which she profitably grew by bringing the trip photography in-house. This was long before digital technology. “We had runners to get the film to the lab and printed before the trip returned.”

Growing up in Invercargill, Karen had a very happy childhood, the daughter of a car dealer and coach of the Southland Softball Team, she enjoyed gymnastics and played softball and netball.

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Karen relaxing at home at Lake Hayes

Somehow Jim was invited to join Karen and her father on their weekly lunch date. “We’ll never know if we were set up, but Dad dealt with Jim a lot in business and was very fond of him,” says Karen. “Jim rang afterward to ask me out and I thought, ‘Gosh, I don’t know if he’s my cup of tea’.” He was, and they married when Karen was 22. “Jim’s always been exciting with all his challenges, and he had a sports car,” she grins. The car racing was nerve wracking, especially the Wellington Street Race. “I much preferred it when we owned the V8 Motor Racing Team, and Jim wasn’t behind the wheel.”

Karen modelling for the Boult’s fashion store, Cherry Modes , in the 1980s

James would often be collected from primary school in the Shotover Jet courtesy coach and brought to the river. His pirate parties, with the jet boat drivers dressed as pirates, were a winner.

Later, Jim took on a stint assisting on the Christchurch International Airport board which grew to become five years as CEO at an incredibly stressful time. Karen and daughter Victoria remained in Queenstown. “They were building a new terminal when the earthquakes struck. Jim had just flown home the night before the first earthquake in 2010 and within 30 minutes he was heading back by helicopter, flying over the devastation,” says Karen.

Polytech secretarial studies followed high school but Karen soon landed the job she loved as a dental hygienist. That would lead to work in Rotorua after she and Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult moved there in 1980.

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“After the big quake in February 2011, I volunteered to join the help desk at Christchurch Airport to support staff and show I wasn’t frightened, which I was,” recalls Karen. “It was a very humbling experience. Jim has the ability to be really calm in those situations and very supportive.”

However, their two kids are their “greatest achievement”. “They’re incredibly supportive and I’m deeply proud of them. They adore each other so my job is done.”

Karen and Jim on holiday in the North Island during the 1990s

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“The strength of the community here is amazing.” She hasn’t always felt the love though with a “very, very aggressive” 3am call to Jim from someone threatening to destroy him and his family because he was responsible for opening the borders and causing people to die. On a lighter note, Jim has also been called by a Fernhill hotel guest, complaining there was “no Chardonnay in the bar”. “Jim has the patience of a saint,” she says. He’s not bad with a needle and cotton either. The zip on Karen’s evening dress broke while dressing for a black-tie delegation dinner in China. “Jim, the son of a tailor, sewed me back in.”

For 30 years the Boults have been involved with the Child Cancer Foundation with Jim on the national board. Karen arranged the purchase of the foundation’s Arrowtown respite house for families of patients, and assists with running it. She helps with Queenstown’s wishlist trust, organising everything from jetboat and helicopter rides, wheelchair bungy jumps to snow that once fell right on cue in April. “It’s incredibly rewarding and the businesses here always stump up. They’re amazing.”

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From left, Jim, Karen and her mum, Eva Boyer, Victoria and James

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Convincing her Jim should stand for mayor took time, but Karen says she’s thoroughly enjoyed her time as mayoress. Assisting the community through Covid has been the most challenging aspect with so many heart-breaking situations and so many local migrants initially not entitled to assistance.

They’re becoming known as the Wakatipu’s very own, ever expanding von Trapp family, lighting up local events with their own Sound of Music. And while Turn Up The Music School director Emma Wilson doesn’t profess to being Queenstown’s Julie Andrews, she and her growing band of tutors are very passionate about introducing local youngsters to the joys of music. There are already some little starlets emerging and the school has blossomed to more than 180 students in just three years, with 16 teachers now teaching some 15 different instruments.

Board chair Mary Phillips says the team is really trying to make a difference in kids’ lives. “We know what’s been happening in Queenstown for families and we want to support their wellbeing and happiness, offering some optimism and hope,” she says. It’s been so satisfying watching shy young tots hiding behind their mums suddenly forget the world and get lost in music together, she “Wesays.allhave a single purpose - to bring the joy of music to empower children in their everyday lives,” she says.

“It’s not necessarily about being a great musician,” says Emma. “Every child needs their own special thing that’s theirs. Some kids aren’t sporty, but music can be their thing where they feel achievement and grow confidence. It’s not necessarily about being the best.”

While the lessons are very reasonably priced, Turn Up The Music also offers scholarships and subsidies to ensure no child misses out on the wonder of learning a new instrument. The school stumped up about $10,000 last year and $26,000 this year to ensure that Emma’shappens.immensely proud of her new musical charges.

Another exciting new offering at the school is its preschool music programme - Magical Music with Erica for two to five-year-olds. Tickets are $7 and school general manager Tiffany Bindon says they’ve already had great feedback with lots of interest. It’s essential to book as spaces have been filling up, she says. The school’s been able to expand to new instruments because of its amazingly talented teachers, Tiffany says.

It’s been incredibly rewarding to watch the confidence blossoming in some of the students, who’ve not only performed admirably at high profile, local events, but also MC’ed themselves with perfect ease.

There’s no settling into the norm here, either. While recent additions to individual lessons include the saxophone, clarinet and flute, Emma says the school is hoping to offer group lessons for Bucket Drumming – a new global craze using an upturned plastic drum and drum sticks, from next term. This would be available to seven to 13-year-olds and the Turn Up The Music School teacher is hoping to take it to some local primary schools this term to ‘drum’ up interest.

“It’s so great to see these kids doing so well and having their opportunity to shine,” says Emma.

Emma, first started the concept as Lakes Community Music School with Wakatipu High School head of arts Alison Price in 2014 says they’ve recently extended the number of violin teachers to three. She’s been amazed at the success and growth of the school since it expanded to Turn Up The Music with a wonderfully motivated board at the helm. “I’m absolutely blown away by what we’ve achieved and the strength of our team,” she says. SOUND OF MUSIC STARLETS

“It’s absolutely brilliant the sounds you can produce and very empowering to have a group all hitting their buckets at the same time, then, ‘whoa’, silence,” says Emma. It’s all about exploring new musical adventures and bringing kids together, making music accessible to everybody,” she says.


Teacher Natasha Matla with her violin virtuosos, ready to perform Multi-disciplinary starlet Shiloh Percy Bethany Argyle showing great promise on her saxophone

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Alex Yevstifeev, who studied music in New York, teaches saxophone and Finn Bodkin, who’s been in the National Youth Orchestra for the past four years and in the National Youth Brass Band as a timpanist and lead singer, teaches clarinet at the school. Queenstown’s very own Kiwi country singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow, also teaches at the school and Jackie’s sister Katrina Bristow takes over Jackie’s students when Jackie is on tour, as she is currently.


Brian Yang, a trumpet player-turned-impromptu MC, turned out to be a star MC recently, while 11-year-old Shiloh Percy is stand out for her multiple disciplinary accomplishments. “Shiloh is doing particularly well at piano and also plays percussion instruments, including the glockenspiel, and learns violin.” Like Brian, she’s part of the school’s Concert Band, and a dab hand at presenting herself to an audience. At the recent showcase Shiloh performed a duet with her little sister, Bracha Percy, 6, on piano. Emma says teenager Helena H-B is one to watch for – a rising star on the baritone saxophone, also performing in the Wakatipu High School jazz band, Best Served Chilled, alongside another rising talent, Bethany Argyle.

School star, talented saxophone player Eliott Allemand, is now studying at Berklee College of Music in the United States.

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On Saturday WRT will be planting another 1500 native trees & shrubs, further extending the regeneration of this QLDC reserve. Plenty of parking is available and morning tea & hot drinks is provided and the trust will be hosting a lunchtime sausage sizzle. No experience is needed, just a desire to make a difference to this beautiful place we love to call home. Just bring gardening gloves, a sturdy garden shovel (if you have one), closed footwear, water, hat & sunscreen along with your friends, family & kids.

When: Saturday, 3rd September between 11am and 11:30am Where: Queenstown Library, Gorge Road Local politics

The cultivation of compassion; joy; and equanimity ~ is a rich suite of practices that opens the heart to counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepens our relationships with others. Buddhist monk Geshe Sangey Thinley will lead a retreat this weekend. Geshe Sangey Thinley is over 80 and has dedicated his entire life to spiritual practice. He has the skill and ability to open hearts and minds to the possibility of developing these immeasurable qualities in everyone.

A night to hear from the mayoral candidates as they’re quizzed on their big ideas and background. They are asking to lead our council and community. Catalyst Trust’s Mayoral Candidate Forum is an opportunity to ask each, why should they have our vote? All candidates have been invited and each will present their prepared pitch before being grilled by David Williams, former local journalist and editor, now Newsroom’s South Island correspondent. This being a Catalyst Trust event, there will be a particular future focus to the forum. The areas high school students will have workshopped questions looking towards their own futures in the district. And, of course, there will be an opportunity for questions generated by the audience.

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TheSeminarprospect of a mortgage, or needing to refix a mortgage, in 2022 can instill anxiety with interest rates increasing. Many first-home buyers are wondering whether now’s the time to buy or to wait a little longer. Uncertainty can lead to indecision, and indecision leads to lost opportunities.


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Hannah McQueen, founder and director of enable.me, strategic coach is holding a seminar on the 5th of September. She’ll cover the financial impacts of inaction, why you really don’t need to be scared of today’s mortgage rates, and how you can find opportunities to grow wealth, even when your cashflow may be feeling the crunch.

When: Tuesday, 13th September, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Where: Wakatipu High School, 49 Red Oaks Drive Register at Eventbrite

Retreat Kind Heart Retreat with Geshe Sangey Thinley

Across the Great Divide World music in a true folk roots fusion. Acoustic Americana meets Celtic Spirit! Prepare you dancing feet, vocal chords and heart! Across the Great Divide, features traditional, contemporary and original songs and tunes from Celtic and Americana roots. The concert isn’t a quiet affair so strap yourself in for a wild, toe tapping and emotionally laden journey, perfectly held together by their passion for their traditions.

When: Monday, 5th September, 5:30 – 6:30 pm


The first community planting is happening this Saturday the 3rd September from 9am at Whitechapel Reserve in Arrow Junction. Planting days are a great opportunity for the local community to work together to make a difference to our local environment.

A true-blue Kiwi story of friendship, loss, community and growth, Tim Hambleton’s award-winning play Gone to Seed promises to be a sidesplitting night out. The familiar and hilarious characters discover being a member of an ageing gardening club is more risqué than it sounds.

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When: Thursday to Sunday 8th to 11th Sept at 7.30pm and Thursday to Saturday 15th to 17th September at 7:30pm Where: Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, 33 Buckingham St Book at Eventfinda World Music

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A community seed swap is being held at the Queenstown Library next Saturday. Exchange seeds with other growers in the community or view the seed library between 11am and 11.30am.


The weekend of teaching and spiritual guidance will be held at Ora Retreat, 26 Arawata Terrace, Sunshine Bay on Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th September from 7am – 5pm. Call or email Kaari at oraretreat@gmail.com or on 027 2355943

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Gone to Seed by Jessica Allen

“A gardening club meets in a church hall once a month and the reverend has a bit of a vendetta against them and decides that they need to pay exorbitant fees to use the hall. As a fundraising venture, the club decide to sell seeds in small amounts to older people/senior citizens. The reverend sees what’s going on and mistakes their seed sales for drug sales and employs a bumbling detective to take them down,” says Clough. Remarkable Theatre are always looking for new members to get involved with their annual shows. The registered charity put on three productions throughout the year, a garden show in the summer, a pint-sized play night, which is a play-writing competition in May, and their major performance in spring, in addition to social theatre gatherings and acting workshops. Once a month at Te Atamira they hold Remarkable Theatre nights, which are open to anyone, and can involve anything including theatre, sports or play reading. The best way to get involved is to get in Youcontact.canwatch Gone to Seed at Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall from 8-17 September. More information on Remarkable Theatre and tickets for the show are available at remarkabletheatre.org.nz

At first, “Boss” Tui, (all deliveries c/-Queenstown Gardens please), was indignant that, without any meaningful consultation, some enlightened citizens of old Queenstown had announced a First Tui’s Day. However, he calmed down when it was pointed out that it was, in fact, called FIRST THURSDAY and that on Thursday evening this week, all would be welcome at the special late openings of 5 leading Queenstown art galleries. He was also quite trilled when he learned that this portrait of him would be displayed at the excellent Bound Books, and that Jake Hassells, the artist (and well known sugar watercolourist), might be engaging in a small talk.


The major show for Remarkable Theatre will go ahead in September after last year’s postponement due to Covid-19. The upcoming production will be Gone to Seed, a hilarious performance of Tim Hambleton’s award-winning play. The performance is directed by Lisa Clough and will be showing at Arrowtown Athenaeum RemarkableHall.

Theatre is a community group with a focus on performing arts. Annually they put on three shows, and the September performance is the largest. Auditions take place in June of each year, but this year’s cast have had two seasons to perfect their “It’sperformance.beengreat, slightly disappointing because we had to postpone it last year and we lost a couple of our original cast members because they’ve moved out of town. We were about to go into our heavy rehearsal period when we had that second lockdown. We’ve got two new really incredible cast members that have slotted right in. It’s been a really enjoyable experience with a really committed, talented and fun cast,” says director Lisa Clough. Clough has worked in the arts in Queenstown for nearly a decade. She’s passionate about directing and theatre for the youth. She recently directed School of Rock, and has taught drama, music, and performing arts in schools around Queenstown. Gone to Seed is a true-blue Kiwi comedy, a story of friendship, loss, community and growth. It follows familiar characters who discover that being members of an ageing gardening club is more risqué than it sounds. You can expect to be laughing the whole way through.

6.30pm at Bound Books, 3 Church Street: Cartoonist and illustrator Jay Cassells talks about his work and new exhibition.

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First Thursdays Queenstown is a free community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Queenstown. This Thursday 1 September join in for a fun and friendly art crawl where you choose the route and the amount of time you spent at each exhibition. Bringing together Starkwhite, Milford Galleries, Romer, Artbay and Lightworx, First Thursdays seeks to connect people with creativity across our town centre. Based around Earl Street and Marine Parade, the evening event sees five leading art galleries offer exhibitions, talks, and opportunities to meet artists during a special late-night opening from 5–7pm. Maps are available at the participating galleries and on the First Thursdays Queenstown instagram and facebook pages. Make sure to take note of the two talks offered this month, a guest appearance by Bound Books, and enjoy a glass of the region’s best thanks to Akarua SeptemberWinery. brings new exhibitions to Queenstown including the opening of Hawkes Bay based artist Heather Denison at Artbay. This exhibition depicts paintings of deer, tui, and other animals against domestic settings. Milford Galleries has three new exhibitions on offer, a group show and solo exhibitions by Kereama Taepa and Leanne Morrison. Taepa mixes traditional Māori motifs with current technology to create an engaging and unique practice, while Morrison presents a new body of work focusing on the colour blue. Lightworx has new work from Robert Jahnke, Max Patte, and Mark Hill on display.

First Thursdays Talks: 6pm at Starkwhite, 1–7 Earl Street: Starkwhite’s Kelly Carmichael and Te Atamira Arts and Culture Coordinator Louise Garrett talk about the work of Seung Yul Oh in his current exhibition.


Starkwhite’s exhibition of Korean–New Zealand artist Seung Yul Oh examines both aspects of his practice. Oh’s anthropomorphic sculptures explore dynamics of scale and oscillate between adorable and curious, while his minimalist paintings combine elements of East Asian culture with ironic references to Western art history. Romer Gallery has a new landscape on display, a work that has just won gold in the prestigious European Photographic Awards. Heading off the beaten track Stephan Romer captured Wilsons Creek Chasm deep in Westland, replete with sheer moss-covered walls and blue-green pool below. For September we’re also delighted to welcome Bound Books to First Thursdays. Alongside offering a fantastic 10% discount for art lovers on the night, Bound are exhibiting work by local cartoonist and illustrator Jay Cassells who launches his new print Fog Patrol during the event.

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“We’re pleased we can support bus drivers with [Wednesday’s] decision” says Doug Rodgers, Transport “WeManager.recognise that driving buses is a challenging and at times stressful job. We would like to publicly thank our drivers for their effort and hard work during what has been at times a difficult period.”

Pay rise for Queenstown bus drivers by Paul Taylor Queenstown bus drivers will get a pay rise of nearly a dollar per hour to meet 2022 living costs. Otago Regional Council has agreed on the increase for all Orbus drivers, taking their pay from $22.75 to $23.65. The 90c, or 3.95%, rise brings the wage into line with the 2022 Living Wage rate. It previously matched the 2021 Living Wage. The change will cost an estimated $500,000 and takes effect on 1 September.

Now ORC councillors have endorsed the decision, ORC will set aside an extra amount of funding to pay bus operators, so they can top up the bus driver’s wages to the new living wage amount.

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Rodgers said last week the services were 39 drivers That’sshort. in part down to Covid-19 and other winter illnesses but also because the wages are less compared to other local jobs.

Queenstown and Dunedin’s Orbus service has been slashed in recent months due to driver shortages.

ORC’s role has been to fund an increase from the current market wage rates to match the 2021 and now the 2022 living wage.

Waka Kotahi has agreed to co-fund its share to match the 2021 Living Wage and is working on how that is adjusted to match future increases in the Living ItWage.isalso developing processes and templates to enable regional councils to claim a share of an additional $61m funding from central government to further top up bus driver wages. The timeline for accessing this funding is not yet established. Regional councils will also need to provide matching local share.

“We hope this move will contribute to resolving part of this issue,” says Mr ORCRodgers.isseparately investigating options to address the issues of bus driver recruitment and retention and the results will be considered as part of formulating the Draft 2023/34 Annual Plan next year. An interim step of this work was today’s move. Until recently, bus driver wages were set by operators and reflected in their tenders for bus contracts.



“Then, last year, there were so many contingency plans for everything, every different scenario.

“We’d held a smaller festival in 2020, in a level two environment, when everyone thought that might be the new normal and just wanted to get out and travel.

But, other than that, it’s back to organising a big 10-day winter party, although that means working 20 hours a day for King.

King says numbers are good, with several festival events sold out, and more events overall than in 2019, including non-ticketed events, such as the on-mountain events.

Last year, planning for Winter Pride was all about vaccine passports, QR codes and capacity limits.

The festival, which runs from 26 August to 4 September, is funded by ticket sales, and also supported by the Southern Lakes Regional Events Fund and Queenstown Lakes District Council.

King says there’ll still be Covid-19 precautions, with crew wearing masks and hand sanitizer available, and there’ll be messaging around other health issues, including monkey pox.

“I can’t take my foot off the pedal until after the festival, it’s hard going.

“But, I’m still excited that people get to come back together again, see friends they haven’t seen in a long time. I think it will be a little bit extra special this year.”

Now, thankfully for New Zealand’s events sector, after two years of pain, the most disruptive Covid-19 measures appear to be consigned to history.

Then, Auckland was held in a level four lockdown, and the whole, already-scaled back event had to be cancelled at the eleventh hour anyway.

“It’s quite a surreal feeling,” Winter Pride co-owner and organiser Martin King says, “just very weird that none of that is going to happen now.

“It just feels great that none of that is going to be an impediment. It’s a sigh of relief more than anything.”

About 50% of the attendees will come over from Australia.

“We feel really confident they’re going to have an amazing time. We just need some great weather now.”

Pride leads events sector return by Paul Taylor

Email tori@xtravel.co.nz

My heart always swells when Winter Pride rolls into Queenstown, I love seeing the events, the joy and the colour it brings to town, along with creating a safe space for LGBTTQIA+ and Allies to celebrate who we are. The highlight for me is always Roll out the Rainbow. Nothing makes me feel more supported than seeing a number of local businesses proudly flying flags, doing special displays or hosting events to support our community both locally and Queenstownnationally. and the wider region has really embraced this event over the years and it’s great to see it expand and grow. We truly show the world that no matter who you are, you’re welcome here. - Joel Palmer | MediaWorks


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Winter Pride is a staple in the events calendar at Spaceworks Interior Architecture. It is a time for us to celebrate and honour rainbow communities in Aotearoa. ‘Out and Proud’ Lesbian in a male dominated construction sector, CEO Lizzi Whaley uses her understanding of human centred design to create forward-thinking impactful spaces that enhance the wellbeing of all. With a deep passion for diversity & inclusivity, rainbow matters are at the forefront of importance for Spaceworks, their clients and the education that they provide to the Construction sector through the medium of design. In 2021 Spaceworks won 4 awards including Supreme Award at the New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards. We are excited to immerse ourselves in events over Winter Pride, and celebrate who we are with all newcomers and repeat attendees. - Lizzi Whaley | Spaceworks Interior Architecture Proud to support pride and be the Official Winter Pride Travel the whole world should be a safe space for love @xtravelnz 442 9815 or 0800 23 23 20 or niki@xtravel.co.nz Making travel inclusive and safe for everyone!


The hilarious trio of songstresses will delight and entertain with their live band while you enjoy a beautiful brunch in Bazaar. There’ll be bubbles, delicious food, side-splitting entertainment, fabulous queens and even some incredible prizes! Come and experience a drag brunch like no other with Les Femmes at QT Queenstown.Sunday4thSeptember-11amBazaar,QTQueenstownTicketincludesBazaarMarketplace brunch, a glass of Prosecco and a heavenly show. www.winterpride.co.nz PRIDE GUIDE 30th AUG - 4th SEP MOUNTAIN TUESDAY 30TH WEDNESDAY 31ST THURSDAY PRIDE PARTIES [WITH TICKETS AVAILABLE] SNOWCOMMUNITYEVENTSAPRÈSSKI Western AF Winnies - 9pm Out to Lunch Pride in Business (Noon) Rainbow Storytime – Miss Gina Queenstown Library - 10:30am Jingo SkyCity - 7:30pm Ladies Zephyr Rainbow Storytime Frankton Library Pride Tone Workshop Alpine Health & Fitness - 5:45pm Pride Wine Tour Novotel Queenstown - 9:45am - 2:30pm Rooftop at Sundeck Sundeck - 8pm Locker Memorial Centre Pride RPM Cycles Alpine Health & Après Ski Boogie Downhill DayPride Ski Charity Race Onesie Après Ski Après Treble ConeCoronet Peak Cardrona

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“There was a festival in Queenstown called Gay Ski Week and the couple who owned that approached us and asked if we would be willing to take the festival over. My husband and I agreed and once we got it up and running decided to do a rebrand to Winter Pride – I decided to throw myself at it, and off the back of that there were a couple of things that dawned on us; one is that some organisations get involved in pride festivals for the wrong reasons, and most often for a short time and a good time, not for a long time.

Find out more about the Pride Pledge, Rainbow Awareness Training or the Rainbow Inclusion Stocktake at pridepledge.co.nz

“We now have more of an acute understanding of some of the difficulties that some of our travellers will face when they travel overseas or domestically. In terms of different bias and different laws and legislations, we now approach every booking with a sense of tolerance, love and inclusivity.”

The Pride Pledge has celebrated its fourth birthday recently. The pledge is a values-based commitment that organisations and individuals can take to demonstrate their dedication to the safety, visibility and inclusion of the LGBTTQIA+ (rainbow) community and workforce. It covers an array of businesses from bars to ski fields, airports, restaurants, hotels, public sector organisations and beyond.

The initiative started in Queenstown when Martin King, the Director of Winter Pride, wanted to encourage businesses to be rainbow inclusive year-round. He used his experience and connections in his HR management role to research rainbow inclusivity and implement the pledge after he took over Gay Ski Week and rebranded it.

“There was a real demand to build understanding, awareness and empathy within the rainbow inclusion space. So once we started workshops in Queenstown, more and more people showed interest and then organisations started to want them for their staff.”

“Based on my experience in HR and based on these factors, we decided we would launch to our Winter Pride sponsors a requirement for them to commit to being rainbow inclusive all year around, beyond the Winter Pride Festival. It was a way for us to call those organisations to account about their commitment. The vast majority were like ‘absolutely we’re committed, this is important and we love Winter Pride but it is more than that – we want to be rainbow inclusive 365 days a year.’ We did some research, had a look around and spoke to other people that I knew in my HR world, and it dawned on us that there wasn’t a platform, a business or an organisation that people could be part of that could actually support them on their rainbow-inclusion journey other than the rainbow tick,” said King. The rainbow tick is a certification process that is less applicable to smaller or independently-owned businesses such as bars, restaurants, cafes, or tourism operators. Since its inception in Queenstown, the Pride Pledge has had 270 organisations representing thousands of people throughout Aotearoa sign it. It’s now evolved to include Rainbow Awareness Training and a Rainbow Inclusion Stocktake, which is a selfevaluation tool to help organisations assess what they’re doing (and what they’re not) to support rainbow inclusion.

King eventually moved up to Auckland, and that’s when the pledge and training started to reach beyond Queenstown. Now the pledge has been taken by businesses all throughout the country. One of the Queenstown businesses to take the pledge is xtravel, who are the official travel partner of Winter Pride. They took the pledge as they understood that while New Zealand is a very inclusive and safe space, not everywhere in the world is – with different laws, customs and cultures, travel can be difficult to navigate for members of the rainbow community.

“We wanted to make sure that by taking the pledge we were letting people know that we would do everything in our power to ensure that people booking with us had holidays that were inclusive and that were meaningful for them,” said Tori Keating, co-owner of xtravel. Before taking the pledge, xtravel were aware of the difficulties that members of the rainbow community can face when travelling but have since learnt a lot more and now have a better understanding of how to navigate these issues. They want to ensure that everyone is able to travel safely, comfortably, and to be true to themselves.

Discover the mental, spiritual & physical benefits of floating in 450kg of Epsom salt. 53 Gorge Road, Queenstown 0800 FLOATS | 03 442 4194 | info@saltfloatspa.co.nz Tuesday - Saturday 10am – 6pm Republic venues are safe spaces andproudly a iliated with Winter Pride Republic venues are safe spaces andproudly a iliated with Winter Pride Enjoy Winter Pride in Republic venues with the Republic Social Club Enjoy Winter Pride in Republic venues with the Republic Social Club Sign up here: www.republicsocialclub.co.nz You can book via our website: hoponhopoffwinetours.com or call +64 3 573 5508 or if in New Zealand 0800 6937 2273 Whilst celebrating Pride week, jump on one of our Hop on Hop Off buses. To show how excited we are to see the return of Winter Pride this year we have decided to offer a discount. Simply use the discount code ‘Pride’ when booking any of our tours direct with us Pride and Proud Supporters 0800 NZESCAPE 0800 6937 2273 +64 3 573 5508 e§e§JtmK¨“•===NN===NSLMULOMOO===NSWRT

We all know how special it is to live here and it is fabulous that we can share this with others during Winter Pride 2022. This festival is not just parties, skiing, drag shows and DJs, it is so much more. It is the coming together of friends in a safe, inclusive space, it is the celebration of love, visibility, diversity and community and what better place to celebrate this than in little Queenstown. I am looking forward to seeing so many of my friends who because of covid I have not been able to see for 2 years. I also look forward to entertaining you all, look out for Frothy La Frou Frou she will be everywhere. - Frothy La Frou Frou I love skiing, but I also snowboard. I’ve been known to try out the occasional snowball fight and a couple winters ago I tried tobogganing. I’ve even attempted a snowshoe party. I like winter, not the label. That’s what Winter Pride is about, regardless of what you prefer or do, it’s about everyone. My name is Henry, and I am a part of the Administration and Events team at Coronet Peak. We are so excited to host and continuously be part of Pride and the rainbow community, this winter, and all 365 days of the year. When I was younger I never imagined working in such a supportive environment, it’s definitely a dream come true. - Henry Mason | NZSki

Welcome to the visitors and fans of the Winter Pride festival. An exceptional event where our local community and visitors can come together to get loud, get proud and celebrate our diversity. We’re proud to be involved in this year’s event and encourage everyone to pop out to our Show Home in Hanley’s Farm. - Justine Burke | David Reid Homes

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LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 31 CustomerServiceRepresentativeEmailyourCVtocustservice@onsen.co.nzMassageTherapist Funfastpacedenvironment Supportiveteamculture Anexcellentworkethicand initiative. Thisrolewillincludeboth cleaningdutiesandcustomer service Mustbeavailabletowork rosterwithworkdays,evenings &weekends Workinanawardwinning Dayspa Supportiveteamculture Massageexperience essential Mustshowanoutstanding levelofcustomercare Mustbeavailablework days,evenings&weekends. The Frankton Arm Tavern is looking for fun and outgoing team players to join the crew in the Kitchen and FOH. Positions are available for all levels, so whether you could pull pints before you could walk, or never cooked a meal before – we may have the job for you! Benefits include on the job training, career progression, free staff meals, competitive pay rates and discounts on food & drink across 10 venues in Queenstown. To apply please email hr@republicqt.co.nz with a CV, or drop in and see us. We look forward to hearing from you! we’re hiring! foh & kitchen VACANCIESINCLUDE: Wehavemultiplevacanciesavailable,offeringpermanent&casualroles, flexibilitytosuitschoolhours,competitivehourlyrates,andasociable environment.We providefulltrainingandcareer-growthopportunities. MAINTENANCEASSISTANT HOUSEKEEPERS NIGHTAUDITOR HOTEL/TRANSPORTASSISTANT GUESTSERVICEAGENT EMAIL:YourCVtorecruitment@imperiumcollection.com STOPBY:DropoffyourCVandmeetusinperson! FINDOUTMORE:www.imperiumcollection.com ASSISTANTRESTAURANTMANAGER RESTAURANTDUTYMANAGERS RESTAURANTSUPERVISORS FOOD&BEVERAGEATTENDANTS CHEFDEPARTIE SOUSCHEF HEADCHEF BARTENDERS HOTELPOSITIONS F&BPOSITIONS OPERATIONS MANAGER – MILLENNIUM HOTEL EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER – COPTHORNE HOTELS FRONT OFFICE Duty Manager, Receptionist, Night Auditor Porter, Porter, Reservations FOOD & BEVERAGE F&B Attendants, Kitchen Attendants CHEFS Sous, CDP, Commis, Apprentice HOUSEKEEPING & LAUNDRY Room Attendants, Laundry Attendants Shape Your Future With Us We have incredible opportunities in a variety of roles with shifts and hours that will suit whatever you are looking for across our Queenstown properties

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St in Wetown.are hiring for the positions of: •Barista (experience required) itchen sta •Service/Hospitality •Maintenance/CleaningStars Starting rate of $22 to $25 an hour for the above listed full time positions. Flexible working times (around skiing, kids etc). To apply, please send your CV in to: hr.mcds.qtown@gmail.com or scan the QR Code and apply online or come in and see us. Prep & Take Away Cook Lake Hawea •Permanent Full Time Position •Competitive •AccommodationRemunerationandrelocation package negotiable Work at the heart of Lake Hawea's beautiful community hub, just 15minutes drive from Wanaka. The Job Food prep across Cafe and Take Away Menu Leading small kitchen team through service and clean down Operating deep fryer Predominantly evening shifts Varied roster, 40 hours per week Requirements Experience working in a busy kitchen onfident knife skills Sound understanding of Food Safety We offer a relaxed, friendly work environment, and room for future growth as we move into the bustling summer season. Applications to info@haweastoreandkitchen.nz HOUSEKEEPER ARO HA WELLNESS RETREAT As a housekeeper at Aro Ha you will be part of a small team providing high standards of housekeeping during our retreats at Aro Ha Wellness Retreat. Position Responsibilities: • aily housekeeping of guests rooms, all guest facilities and staff areas including spa building •Laundry including guests laundry as required • nowledge and understanding of effective cleaning methods and techniques using eco friendly products •Attention to detail and high standards of cleanliness •Adhere to all Health Safety standards •Other various tasks as assigned •An eye for detail and ability to multi task Roster works around our retreat schedule. Physical Requirements While performing the duties of this job: the employee must be able to work in a physically demanding environment; maneuver on uneven ground; stand for long periods of time; regularly lift and carry bags and bundles of linen, reconfigure guest rooms, lift, bend, carry, load and unload laundry in and out of commercial washing Youequipment.mustbe legally able to work in New Zealand. To apply, please submit to: o ce@aro ha.com attn Claire Meyer by 20 September 2022. •Cover •CurrentletterResume with references Passport size photo copy of drivers license or passport showing valid work permit if required. www.aro ha.com

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The Hills is one of New Zealand’s most exclusive golf clubs. Our members enjoy an unparalleled level of service in a unique environment that incorporates a championship golf course with full practice facilities, the finest clubhouse hospitality, a gym, a luxury lodge and a constantly changing sculpture park. provide a level of personal service and a friendly understated approach that is seldom seen in golf clubs. Our limited membership allows our staff to get to know our members as individuals, enhancing that feeling of escaping to somewhere special every time they come to The Hills. As the successful candidate, you will have… Minimum of two years of experience in a similar role or a relevant chef ualification genuine passion for food and delivering exceptional service. meticulous eye for detail. of appropriate food handling and food safety. Most importantly you must be reliable, have a positive personality, be passionate and enthusiastic about preparing food to a premium

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LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 34 Vehicle Detailer Wanted et an hour with the weekends off eated wash bay We need a new detailer to help keep our vehicles looking their best, you’ll have access to all the best products, buffers and polishers to help you do your ob You’ll be joining a great team at our modern dealership that has fantastic facilities. Get your application in today to Nicholas Collins or call in with your CV. GWD Motor Group Queenstown, 52 Lucas Place, Frankton, Queenstown. Email your application to nicholas.collins@gwd.co.nx REQUIRED NOW!!!!!! Skilled and LabourersUnskilled Looking for casual, temporary or long term work?? Queenstown Personnel and Labour Hire are looking for labourers for a variety of jobs around Queenstown with an immediate start. Contact Sharleen - 027 778 7377 or email sharleen@qtplabour.co.nz Precision Viticulture are looking for vineyard workers in the Gibbston area. ome exibility in working hours. Must be reliable, hard-working and a team player. Transport available from Queenstown Arrowtown. All aspects of vineyard work, immediate start. If you are interested email amanda@precision-viticulture.co.nz Vehicle Groomer TThe ideal candidate must: •Be hardworking and motivated. • Be practically minded and not be afraid to get their hands dirty. •Have a full drivers licence. • Have a good level of written verbal PreviousEnglish.cleaning or basic mechanical experience an advantage. This is a full time position and you will be working weekends. Must be currently holding a valid work visa. To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter marked Vehicle Groomer in subject line to Christine Moore Christine.moore@apexrentals.co.nzFulltimeRetailHospo

great communicator with experience in either ospo or etail or both to fit into our rocery Cafe Deli teams. To apply or discuss further, contact Angela on shopqueenstown@raewardfresh-si.co.nz WALTER PEAK SUMMER HORSE TREKKING GUIDES Both full part-time positions available. Awesome job opportunity for someone that loves both horses the outdoors. • ust have experience with horses, be hard working, energetic with exceptional customer service. • urrent First id ertificate re uired the ability to obtain one. •Prepared to work weekends. Please send a CV to ashleapope@icloud.com Come and join our fun team of cleaning maintenanceandexperts! •Full and part time positions available • reat pay rates • ust be able to work weekends • Fit, fun, fast and effective •Transport provided •Great life work balance •Accredited employer Email slithytoves33@gmail.com ome oin our fun team and work in an exciting airport environment. Perks of working for us: • Discounted accommodation within walking distance • aily staff meals • Competitive wage • Social outings • Flexible roster to spend more time on the snow. • Free coffee all day everyday • Professional career path • Relocating support The following roles are available: CHEFS BAKERS ALL KITCHENLEVELSHAND MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9AM-5PM AVAILABLE $25 P/H DUTY MANAGER FRONT OF BARISTASHOUSE We have full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions available. To apply, email your CV to justin@airspresso.co.nz Senior Waitsta herwood is looking for a enior Waitstaff to join their Front of House team. Must be a driven hospitality professional with a love of seasonal, locally sourced food and natural wines and know what it is to other consistently exceptional service to our guests. Contact hayley@sherwoodqueenstown.nz if interested. QUALIFIED CARPENTERS needed for immediate start for ongoing 0275616209work. or accounts@conceptbuilders.co.nz

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LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 35 Queenstown’s hottest star luxury hotel and home to industry leading F&B outlets – Bazaar Restaurant & Reds Bar. HOUSEKEEPING ATTENDANTS From $25/hour Email:CHEFS,kim_haynes@evt.comALLLEVELS From $27.76/hour Email: ryan_henley@evt.com BAR RESTAURANT STAFF From $24.15/hour Email: amy_ribera@evt.com GUEST SERVICE AGENT From $24.15/hour Email: anthony_harper@evt.comCook Our Prep Kitchen wants support to prepare salads, soups & sandwiches and help washing up. Full time or part time, hours exible. Enjoy working in a fun supportive team with great perks and without the pressure of service cooking! To apply, please send your CV to Angela at shopqueenstown@raewardfresh-si.co.nz It's time to love your job. Join the best team here at Kamana Lakehouse and Nest kitchen + Whobar. we are: top-rated independent hotel and restaurant with a great team culture. Showing true care for our team's wellbeing, with 100% full-time-staff retention during all Covid waves. What we strive to offer: anniversary free stays, discounted rates, flexible work schedule, daily meals, mindfulness program, career prospects, self-development tools, nurturing environment. Ongoing Bonus Structure. Who you are: an enthusiastic team player with a desire to make a positive impact on our guest experience and team culture. So, if you are ready to join an ambitious yet nurturing team, reach out and make it Wehappen.arelooking for: • Housekeeping Supervisor • Self Checker • Room Attendant • Food and Beverage Attendant • Bartender • SendBaristausyour current resume for the role you are applying for with references & copy of a valid work permit if applicable, to jagan@kamana.co.nz Kamana Lakehouse, 139 Fernhill Rd, Queenstown Rental Operations Agent Working on the counter and driving vehicles as re uired by the business. s also support their colleagues on the counter by cleaning, preparing and parking vehicles for rent. Identifying and reporting vehicle damage is also a key responsibility. n the service facility Rental Operations Agents (ROAs) ensure our customers have a positive experience of pex by providing a superb level of customer service. chieving sales and Net Promoter Score (NPS) targets are integral to the position. Requirements: •Valid full Driving licence • Previous relevant customer service experience • ust be able to work in a team as well as off own initiative • omputer proficient •Fluent level of written and spoken English • Previous experience in the rental industry an advantage • ust be currently holding a valid work visa This position will be re uired to be performed by an individual that is fully vaccinated. To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter marked Rental Operations Agent in the sub ect line to hristine oore at Christine.moore@apexrentals.co.nz Sous Chef Seeking committed and reliable professionals to join our busy kitchen in preparation for the busiest time of the year. If you have Full Time availability and any of these roles are of your interest, please apply sending your cover letter and CV to warwick.taylor@goodgroup.co.nz QUEENSTOWN NZ DUTY IN-HOUSEBARTENDERSMANAGERS,&SECURITYWANTED We are looking for Bartenders, Security and Duty Managers to work in our busy bar in Queenstown. You must have current working Visa and speak excellent English for all roles. The positions are on a roster that will vary from week to week. You must be able to work weekends and evenings. For the In-House Security position, you must have current COA. Duty Managers must have their LCQ and Managers Certi cate. Please send your CV to queenstowncowboys@gmail.com


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We look forward to hearing from you. Full time and part time positions available. Chefs/Cooks, Baristas, Front of House and Kitchen Hands for Odelay cafe and our new town location armolada. Call or email Ed Devereux on odelaycafe@yahoo.co.nz or anytime to discuss. YOUR JOB VACANCY


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LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 36 Wanted for ongoing construction work: CARPENTERS ompetitive rates offered Baristalabourplus@xtra.co.nz/Café/Deli Our instore Cafe/Deli looks after our local shoppers & our baristas are trained instore or already adapt at making consistently great coffee. If you are looking for 40 hours or less with two days off and en oy working in a supportive team, come & see if Raeward Fresh is your vibe. To apply, please send your CV to Angela at shopqueenstown@raewardfresh-si.co.nz

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LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 37 Experienced Digger Operator Wanted $ Top Pay Rate orinfo@reidearthworks.co.nzcall0274429950Self-chargetodayApply type position Work ute provided Small family-owned business QUEENSTOWN JOIN THE MOVEMENT and be a part of Republic Hospitality Group •Tired of being bored at work? •Want to make your Queenstown life epic! •Looking to meet a fun and friendly crew? Republic Hospitality Group has 10 venues in Queenstown, and we o er casual, part-time and full-time work. So whether it’s bar, restaurant or kitchen work you’re interested in, we’ve got it available at all levels Our perks are pretty hard to beat: • Sta pricing (did someone say great deals on food & drink?) • Sta accommodation options • Epic sta parties • Great sta incentives • A trusting culture • Competitive pay • Free sta meals • Training and upskilling • A welcoming and friendly team Republic is a finalist in the NZ Hospitality Awards for Excellence in People & Culture for a reason. Get in touch and join us today, email HR@republicqt.co.nz and tell us what you’re looking for. Check out our venues at www.republichospitality.co.nzWith another full season of weddings and events around the corner at our exclusive and scenic venue located in ibbston and offsite catering events around Otago, we are looking for team members to join our outstanding friendly kitchen team. We are looking for: FULL TIME CHEFS 27$+ CASUAL CHEFS 27$+ CASUAL FULL TIME KITCHEN PORTER 25$+ Please get in touch if you have: •A love for food and great service •A can-do attitude • Friendly & confident attitude •Initiative love a challenge •Previous experience in busy kitchen environment Flexible hours rewarded with a competitive hourly rate. Applicants must have a valid NZ work visa/residency. Please get in contact with Thilo at thilo@in2food.co.nz FOR YOUR JOB VACANCY FIND CANDIDATEPERFECTTHE Advertise your job vacancy Upload online at jobfix.co.nz

LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 38 A popular local’s pub with a variety of dishes to suit all. A fast-paced kitchen, working alongside a fun & social team! To find out more head to franktonarmtavern.co.nz For this role, you must have recent a la carte/ commercial kitchen experience Benefits you will receive include: • Competitive pay rate • Supportive and fun team • Staff pricing across 10 venues • Free staff meal when on shift To apply, please email hr@republicqt.co.nz a CV and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you. we’re hiring! experiencedChef/Cook • Career pathways • On the job training • supportAccommodationifneeded WHITE AND WONG’S Looking for a energetic and hard working staffs at usy sian Fusion restaurant in the heart of ueentown. Sous Chef Chef de Partie Demi Chef Kitchen Hand White and Wong’s Queenstown www.goodgroup.co.n l www.whiteandwongs.co.n ben amin.moon whiteandwongs.co.n @WHITEANDWONGS.CO.NZ WEANTYWOU ! WAIT STAFF BAR STAFF FULL AND PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE COMPETITIVE RATES OF PAY GROUP WIDE BENEFITS PLEASE ENQUIRE AT THE FRONT DESK OR ALTERNATIVELY EMAIL YOUR CV TO: NOW HIRIN G Looking for STAFF? Advertise your JOB vacancy with us! AN ADVERT THIS SIZE WOULD COST ONLY $148.54+GST AND INCLUDES THE VACANCY ON JOBFIX FOR 7 DAYS

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Your role The Tour Guide role is largely based on the road, driving a van with passengers and their luggage, towing a trailer loaded with mountain bikes and equipment. You will drive clients to and from the trails and provide vehicle support while they are out riding. Certain days will include riding with the clients. You will help the clients with bikes and equipment, brief them on the rides, set up drink stops and picnics at key points along the trail, and take them to restaurants, accommodations and pre-booked activities (hot pools, jet boats, helicopter transfers etc). Along the way, you will share your knowledge and history of the people and places you visit. Most importantly, you are responsible for our clients’ safety and comfort, throughout the tour. The nature of the role guarantees no day will be the same. Every day will present something new and challenging. ut you will be prepared We have an excellent team to support you in the field and help you solve problems and deal with issues e ciently. ur tours are days in length, with some driving support roles available. Typically, unday will be a set day off. We operate on a platform of respect, trust and strong communication. We are offering competitive terms, training and support. We are outdoors people at heart and want you to love your work as much as we do. There will also be plenty of challenges and opportunities for you to develop and grow. You will need a wide range of skills, a can-do attitude and a desire to go the extra mile!

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•Decision Making You’ll be looking after up to 11 riders in some remote back-country areas, with changeable New ealand weather, for up to days in a row. ou must be confident and responsible enough to make decisions that consider the needs and safety of your group. How to apply ou must have the right to work in ew ealand, a endorsement and a workplace first aid ualification (or greater).


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30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANT Page 40 Hollyford Track Fixed Term Job Opportunities Love the outdoors and spending time in paradise? Hiring Now Then one of the following roles might have your name on it! •Lodge Host #21936 •Coach Driver #22396 •Hiking Guide # 21963 (also Queenstown based Day Walk Guide positions available # 21968) •Jet Boat Driver and Maintenance #22576 These are literally opportunities that dreams are made of so don’t delay in getting your application into us! For further details and to apply, please visit the Ngāi Tahu Tourism careers addhttps://mahi.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/searchwebsiteandthespecicjobcodelistedabove. Join Our Team “The steak house to end all arguments” Jervois Steak House is an authentic and premium steak house which makes no apologies for unashamedly celebrating a love of meat. THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO JOIN OUR TEAM We are looking for Food KitchenBartenderRunnerHand ardworking enthusiastic staff member required to work in our fast pace restaurant. Applicant must have current working visa or be eligible to work in New Zealand. Minimum month commitment Why work with us •Competitive salary. • Chance to progress and work at other sites across the Nourish Group. •Training and development. • aily staff meals. •Dining discount within the group. • Full support for visa applications from our in-house HR team. • aid day off on your birthday. • ign on benefits. • Monthly visits out to local wineries explore our backyard! • Open for dinner only, so plenty of time to enjoy the mountains before work! Contact josephine@queenstownjsh.co.nz or 03 442 6263 Rippled Earth kayaks is looking for a lead guide to take on a managerial role. This will be a full time position based in Glenorchy, starting November (training held in ExperienceOctober).isrequired, and you must be legally allowed to work in NZ. If this is something you are interested in please email Sam Sharlene kayaks@rippledearth.co.nz


Great business opportunity for Individuals, Husband Wife teams or Partners teams. significant investment in new technology has put orporate abs at the forefront of the Taxi industry in ew ealand. s a company we are now in an excellent position to be able to provide our customers and clients with the most up to date technology to help them manage their customers and employees transfers in a more professional and e cient manner orporate abs Fleets operate in uckland, Wellington, hristchurch, unedin and Weueenstown.arenowexperiencing a higher demand for our services and we are expecting further growth to continue into the future. nterested, then please send an email expressing your interest to ian.paterson@corporatecabs.co.nz

LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 41 Jet Boat Driver – Dart River Adventures – Hiring Now! Permanent, Full Queenstown/GlenorchyTime Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei - for us and our children after us Put yourself in the driver’s seat Are you keen to spend your day in an outstanding landscape entertaining our manuhiri on the longest and most sensational jet boat experience in the Queenstown area? We’re on the hunt for a Jet oat Driver to come on board and join our passionate team at Dart River Adventures. This is a varied role where, when you’re not out on tours up the river you will be assisting the mechanical team in the workshop and helping with other company logistics. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, then read on! We have an opportunity available for an experienced jet boater and or a comprehensive training program for someone eager to take their rst step in this exciting industry. We are looking for a driven individual who • Can impress our manuhiri with exceptional customer service skills • as safety at the heart of everything they do • Is physically t and mentally alert • Works well in a team and keeps cool under pressure • Is available to work shifts on weekdays, weekends, and public holidays • Previous tourism experience and mechanical know-how would be a bonus! • Willingness to learn and embrace Māori cultural values and tikanga (customs) We’re sure you don’t need us to tell you that an opportunity such as this is rare and therefore, hugely sought after! So if you’re genuinely excited by this opportunity please apply today! Please ensure your C is fully up to date and your Covering etter advises your reasons for applying for this position. For further details and to apply, please visit the Ngāi Tahu Careers page and search on Job #22177 https://mahi.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/searchJoinOur Team OWNER OPERATORS


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encouraged •Room Attendants •Food and Beverage Attendants • Chef de Partie •Senior Chef de Partie •Guest Services Agents •Head •ConciergeConcierge|Porter | Drivers •Night Porter Delight our guests with your ve-star service!

Amisfield Restaurant & Cellar Door located at Lake Hayes in Queenstown, provides their guests with the ultimate wine and food experience. Our team are dynamic, creative, friendly and talented, coming together to showcase the best wine and food New Zealand has to offer. We are looking for like individuals to join our team: Chef Waitstaff Cellar Door Host And there’s a barrel load of benefits when it comes to working with Amisfield including great pay rates, generous wine allowance, discounts on our wine, dining, golf and yoga, free health insurance, designer uniforms and yummy staff meals. Jump online to join our team www.amisfield.co.nz/careers you experienced hospitality professional who values a supportive and caring culture and wants to work with an exceptional team of friendly people? recruiting for the following positions, and we’d love to hear from you: Visit our careers website: careers.therees.co.nz for full details about these exciting opportunities. New Zealand citizens / residents are highly


Previous customer service experience well in a team Is physically t and keeps cool under pressure as a high level of professional driving experience and in varied conditions as sound administrative skills Is open to learning about Ngāi Tahu culture and stories Is able to work shifts on weekdays, weekends and public holidays. Current First Aid certi cate (preferable) This is not just any driving position, you’ll have the pleasure of introducing our manuhiri to some of the most majestic sights on the planet, creating exciting experiences and a lifetime of memories. further details and to apply, please visit the Ngāi Tahu Careers page and search on Job #22 6



If you’re someone that genuinely thrives on meeting and interacting with customers, is an experienced and defensive driver, and enjoys the variety that such a position offers, then this is the perfect role for you!


LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 42 HOUSEKEEPERSPart-timeFull-timePositions Spinnaker Bay Apartments has consistently been rated highly by its Guests for its high standards in Cleanliness, Comfort, Facilities & taff. ts time to expand our ousekeeping Team. If you are available for as little as day per week or for as many as days per week we welcome your application. As an added extra, we will provide additional training in Reception Duties for those interestedin expanding their skills Interested then please email Jude Paterson at info@spinnaker.co.nzJOBSAVAILABLE We are a busy winery restaurant in rrowtown. We are looking for more staff to join our amazing team! FRONT OF HOUSE oth full and part time positions are available. mmediate start and staff re uired for ctober school holidays in addition . reat remuneration. T shifts. Professional personable is what we are after. EmailDISHWASHINGdeb@akarua-artisan.nzROLE aytime mmediateshifts.start.reatremuneration. Two positions available: 10-6pm Monday-Friday 12-6pm MondayFriday. Great team, great vibe and great work environment!Email john@akarua-artisan.nz We are now looking for staff for the busy winter period. o nights, exible, stable rosters and a great team are all part of the package! Positions available for: BREAKFAST CHEF BARISTA CAFE ASSISTANT xperience necessary for the positions. ust hold a valid visa. Pop in and see us or email your CV manager@theexchange.kiwi Coach Driver – Dart River Adventures – Hiring Now! Full-time, Fixed Term position - from September to end of April. Location: Queenstown-Lakes, Otago Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei - for us and our children after us. We’re looking to recruit a Coach Driver-Guide to join our team transporting our quests through the warmer months (September to end of April). The position will see you driving our seat, x buses between ueenstown and Glenorchy twice daily, as well as from Glenorchy to Paradise on occasion. You will ensure our manuhiri (visitors) enjoy a fun, safe and memorable experience.

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Manaakitanga (hospitality) is one of the core values that drives the way we do business. As hosts, we care for our customers and our team as our own whanau. We offer not only a unique experience for visitors, but also an awesome place to work. are after someone who as a clean Class 2 drivers’ licence with P endorsement

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Broken Heart Spirits is one of the forerunners in New Zealand’s independent gin movement. Based in Queenstown, producing award-winning spirits, we are looking for a Distillery Assistant to join our team. This is a Monday-Friday, 9-5 role located in Arrow Junction. For a full job description or to submit your CV and cover letter email Lyn lyn@brokenheartspirits.com looking for ales ssistant and carer. will be working hard working, scary team, people availability management skills Queenstown Garden Company are looking for a keen Gardener to join the team. although experience Full time Monday Friday, with guaranteed hours. Queenstown. gain ualifications. essential. vehicle and phone be great for the job

The Gin Garden is the only dedicated gin tasting room in Queenstown. Located in Arthurs Point, we serve award-winning spirits, delicious cocktails and a European style menu. We are looking for Front of House Kitchen Hands and Duty Managers with a can do attitude, the ability to fit into a small team and have the exibility to work late shifts, weekends and public holidays. The ability to work in NZ is Pleaseessential.submit your CV and cover letter to Megan gingarden@brokenheartspirits.com

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With lots of exciting projects either underway or in the pipeline, we are looking for more skilled carpenters to join our great team. We pride ourselves on our positive team culture and providing a safe and satisfying work environment with competitive pay rates, group health insurance and other company benefits If you’re a good sort, enthusiastic and a hard worker who is keen for a change, we would love to hear from you. Please apply with a copy of your CV to admin@triplestar.net.nz or call 03 441 8064

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With lots of exciting pro ects either underway or in the pipeline, we are looking for more skilled carpenters to join our great team. We pride ourselves on our positive team culture and providing a safe and satisfying work environment with competitive pay rates, group health insurance and other company benefits. If you’re a good sort, enthusiastic and a hard worker who is keen for a change, we would love to hear from you. Please apply with a copy of your CV to admin@triplestar.net.nz or call 03 441 8064

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CARPENTERS Triple Star is an award winning, full-service project management and construction company located in Queenstown. We have a proven reputation in the building and management of high end luxury homes and provide an unrivalled end to end experience for our clients.

aytime hours on offer. o split shifts. et your full-time hours in a day working week and be home by pm with nights off. The Dishery in Arrowtown is looking for friendly, hardworking and reliable people to join our FOH team. We employ people of all skill levels. While we are always on the lookout for experienced staff, we also believe in hiring people without experience, but with the right can do attitude and work ethic. We offer lots of opportunities to develop and train. We are exible and supportive of the right applicant. Contact scott@thedishery.co.nz or phone txt 021 664 553 for more information.

Housekeeper / CleanerCommercial We require a cleaner to join our team. We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic team player with great attention to detail. ffering per hour. Please apply by forwarding your CV to stay@alexisqueenstown.co.nz

•Cash, eftpos, till and computer skills • xcellent team player •Problem solving and communication skills to brief guests and sell merchandise Interested? Please email your CV and a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself to queenstown@fearfactory.co.nz Gardener Required

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Triple Star is an award winning, full service project management and construction company located in Queenstown. We have a proven reputation in the building and management of end / luxury homes and provide an unrivalled end to end experience for our clients.

LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 44 Need someone now? There are currently over 300 willing jobseekers ready to work in the Queenstown area. Go to jobfix.co.nz We’rE lOoKiNg fOr... Joe’s Garage Queenstown and Five Mile are looking for someone just like you! Be a part of our bustling restaurant and bar that prides itself on simple, fast and reliable offerings that have made us famous all over NZ. Joe’s Garage Queenstown operates from 7am - 2pm and Joe’s Five Mile operates 7 days 7am till late so you must be available to work rostered hours over these days and times. We offer a competitive remuneration, staff discounts and benefits, plus working at the coolest spots in town. Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. To apply visit: gasolinealley.joes.co.nz/careers/ or email your cv to birthes@joes.co.nz cAfEDm/BaRiStAmAnAgErGrIlLChEfcHeFs - aLl fRoNtdUtYbArIsTalEvElSmAnAgEroFhOuSebAkErjOe’sfIvEmIlE jOe’s qUeEnStOwN Kitchen Hands | Chefs Bartenders | Ice Bar Hosts Servers | Duty Managers To apply please scan the QR code or visit future.co.nz Perks • utstanding staff discounts across all our venues •Weekly performance bonuses • Team events including powder days, weekly group fitness, s, social sport teams and drinks together to celebrate wins •Real opportunity for learning, career development and growth •Subsidised gym membership at Industrial Fitness • Work with some of ueenstown s best people PeopleExcellenceWinner!in&Culture Attention all chefs! Wai hospitality is offering four days on and days off in your working week. With competitive rates and opportunities for advancement. Give yourself the lifestyle you deserve and come and work in one of our professional kitchen teams. In search of Chef de partie Kitchen porters Please apply by sending your CV to Alex at wai.net.nz DRIVERS REQUIRED (Contracted) significant investment in new technology has put Corporate Cabs at the forefront of the Taxi industry in ew ealand. Corporate Cabs Fleets operate in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and ueenstown. We have positions available for Drivers within our ueenstown Fleet. Interested, then please send an email expressing your interest to ian.paterson@corporatecabs.co.nz



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Southern REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) was established in 1982 is the largest of the New

Zealand. It provides lifelong learning opportunities throughout the Southland and Whakatipu regions from pre-school to post-retirement. The successful applicant will demonstrate the following attributes… •A very good knowledge of their local and surrounding communities •Self-motivated with excellent time management skills •Superb communication skills and well presented •Ability to work independently as well as part of a team •Sense of humour! If you thrive in an innovative and challenging environment, we want to hear from you. For a ob profile and application package please contact The hief xecutive cer Southern dawn@reap.co.nzREAP Phone 0800 111 117 or 027 481 3581 Applications close 9th September 2022 Dental Assistant – Part-time We are looking for a fantastic new team member to join our busy practice at Remarkables Dental. We currently have a part-time position available for a Dental Assistant - this position is to cover 2-4 days per week until February 2023, with the possibility of becoming permanent. As a Dental Assistant you will be required to provide chairside assistance to our dentists and hygienists, sterilise instruments, and reception duties as needed. The successful applicant will • Be available to work shifts ranging from Monday – Saturday (8am pm • Previous dental assisting experience is an advantage but not essential – on the job training will be provided •Good computer skills •Good standard of written and spoken English erks include staff benefits and discounted treatments, being part of a supportive and fun team, and the potential to upskill and receive ongoing training. bout you •A willingness to learn and develop your skills • strong work ethic and ability to communicate effectively •A bubbly personality and team-oriented approach to care •Attention to detail and good at multitasking If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! lease email your resume and cover letter to CHEFmanager@wanakadental.co.nzATAROHAWELLNESSRETREAT As a Chef at Aro Ha Wellness Retreat you will provide highly nutritious, organic, & plant-based creations. You will be part of a small team in the kitchen Aro Ha Wellness Retreat. Position Responsibilities & Valuable Skill Set: • Preparing cleansing, nutrient dense, plant-based food for the guests & staff • Learning, implementing and amending our menu as food production and seasons •Implementingdeterminehighstandards of food presentation • Assisting with compiling food orders, maintaining relationships with all providers and coordinate delivery of produce • Problem solving skills requiring ability to anticipate needs and request assistance when required •Health and Safety in the kitchen • bility to be exible to cater to guest dietary re uirements Valuable Skill Set: •Passion for health and wellness •Experience as a chef •Nutritional •Knowledgeknowledgeoffoodcombining detox and cleansing diets • Reliable and able to work well under pressure also capable and confident to work alone at times •Experience preserving, drying & fermenting fruit & vegetables •Knife •Excellentskillscommunication & time management skills •Willing to put in 8hours a day of varying degrees of work You must be legally able to work in New Zealand, applications close 20 September 2022. Please send applications to o ce@aro ha.com attn arika ani www.aro-ha.com

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An experienced Gardener is required to join winery / vineyard team for the development and maintenance of beautiful Gardens and Grounds at the Chard Farm winery in Gibbston. The job would involve aspects of gardening the presented commensurate the person this job




LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 45 COMMUNITY LIAISON TEAM MEMBER WHAKATIPU BASIN An opportunity has arisen within our organisation for a part time (15 hours per week) Community Liaison Team Member in the Whakatipu Basin. The Team Member will work with community contacts to identify community learning needs and co-ordinate the delivery of classes and programmes.

Need new Staff? Advertise where it counts!! Find youR next TEAM MEMBER TODAY Job placements start from $35 on JobFix & Lakes Weekly from $84.70+GST Lakes Weekly ads also include 7 days on JobFix. Contact us on info@qmg.co.nz today. We are Queenstown’s specialist recruitment solution, meeting the needs of Jobseekers and Employers in all lines of business. Between the Lakes Weekly and JobFix, we are your answer to better and easier staff recruitment, making sure employers and job seekers are connected. LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN Proudly part of The Queenstown Media Group.

We are looking for Or come and see us upstairs at the Steamer Wharf. Duties include receiving stock deliveries, cleaning kitchen and dishes and food prep.

t would be helpful if you are apt in a kitchen & on the , hold and & licence, first aid certificate and firearms licence although full training will be given to meet our high standards can be provided. This is a varied, dynamic and fun position, you must be able to multi task and importantly finish tasks. ou must have the right to work in ew ealand, be well spoken with excellent communication skills.

f you are passionate about aviation, safety and luxury tourism then we would like to talk to you about the skills you can bring to our dedicated team, please apply straight away to an Friday on email to ceo@ ynz.co.nz Email us on info@flamebargrill.co.nz


omfortable working with your hands & tools, proficient with electronics & T, capable of assisting in the front o ce or with data input, with a respect for policies & procedures we are looking for an great all rounder that can roll their sleeves up but still interact with our guests.

Formal civil engineering qualification (BE, NZDE or equivalent) and minimum 2 years’ experience in the successful delivery of civil construction projects a must. Experience within Contracting firms in Site and Project Engineer roles an advantage. For more information and to apply go www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3202914533.to Advertise your job vacancy Upload online at jobfix.co.nz

LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 30th August 2022 - 5th September 2022 SITUATIONS VACANTPh: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 47 MASSAGE THERAPIST ro a Wellness etreat assage Therapists must be able to effectively evaluate and treat guest s aches and pains with care and knowledge while maintaining integrity and compliance with company rules. Position Responsibilities Valuable Skill Set: • years experience working as a assage Therapist • rovide consistent professional massage and body treatments compliant with protocols • andle guests ueries and concerns e ciently and politely • phold the standards of hygiene and sterili ation as directed by law and ro a policies and procedures • elp in all areas of massage department as re uested by management Send to us: • over letter • urrent esume with references • assport si e photo & copy of driver s license or passport showing valid work permit if re uired To apply, please submit to o ce@aro ha.com attn. essica arvalho by eptember. www.aro ha.com Heli utler erson needed e part of the local team in black ver The Top the helicopter company s the pioneer of luxury helicopter tourism in ew ealand, the essence of our company continues to be to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience, utilising our helicopters to access pristine areas . These excursions can include access to our private ar olf in the mountains, our exclusive igh ountry tation lpine itchen, remote places in the Fiordland and spiring ational arks and other treasure areas throughout ew ealand. ight now, we are looking for someone who is practical and handy, willing to get on with the tasks needed that help to deliver the ultimate in guest experience ngoing pro ects from general day to day maintenance, helicopter & vehicle detailing, ground & guest care to umping in to dispatch there will be exciting and varied tasks in your day both at the hangar and in remote locations.

For this you need to be exible, ready to adapt to ever changing and unexpected days, be courteous with a tidy appearance, and willing to take direction, you need to be ready to work varied shifts including weekends and public holidays, as you are going to be re uired over our busiest period.

30 hour minimum contract, payrates starting from $25 per hour No experience necessary – just a can do attitude. Genuine pathway into chefs roles for the right applicants. Part-time and full-time positions available. No experience required – full training on the job. Day shifts only – very flexible roster. Part-time or full-time positions available. Rates starting from $28.00 per hour. Minimum 30 hour employment contract. We offer great staff discounts on food and beverage, sign on bonus, daily staff meals, relocation support and training and development. We have staff accommodation. We have a fun social team – come and see us! Our young and dynamic team and are looking for like minded Engineers to join our vibrant Queenstown Office in managing a range of civil projects.

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