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come the holidays!

This is the last regular issue of the Lakes Weekly for 2022 and I’m sure like me you’re ready for a decent break and some de-stress time over the holiday season. Our team and Directors would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It’s been another long and gruelling one, especially if you’ve been working multiple shifts and are short staffed, as is the case with most businesses. However, on the bright side it’s wonderful to see the town bustling again.

Summer is the time when Queenstown and Wanaka’s population swells many times over, with friends and family, holiday home owners, and domestic and international tourists visiting. No wonder the Full House sign went up weeks ago. It reminds you how great this place is and why everyone wants to come here. The long summer days, with the gorgeous evening light, are such a magic time to share with loved ones and friends and enjoy everything the region has to offer. And although Covid is never far away, this year ‘it is what it is’ and as a result our fabulous events will go ahead. NYE will be huge after being cancelled last year and all the summer events are back, plus some new ones. Every Christmas is a stumble to finish line but for 2022 it seems especially true. I am not there yet and with less than a week left, it’s going to be another mad scramble, but we always make it one way or another. I am certainly physically and mentally shattered and ready to take it that little bit easier. I’m looking forward to relaxing with friends and family. Not everyone is getting a break, however. The visitor and hospo businesses are gearing up to be slammed and our selfless emergency services will be ready to meet the demand this time of year brings. Many are volunteers. If you are one of them, thank you, from all of us. You make the visitor experience both safe and one to remember. If you are visiting, you will notice that every business has a sign out front looking for staff, so if it’s a wait for service, please bear with the teams. They are working as fast as they can to get to you.

From our family at Queenstown Media Group to yours, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will have our holiday edition out next week, if you are on holiday and looking for inspiration. We’ll be back with our first regular issue on 9 January, 2023.

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The team from the Lakes Weekly wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. From left to right. Ferg Spary, Bethany Rogers, Lana Yang, Patricia Becker, Kylee Evans, Cat Mercer, Kendalle McLeod, Ana Salvi, David Gibbs, Jess Allen, Paul Taylor and in the front Scott Stevens
LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN Page 2 CONTENT LIST 22-23 Goings On About Town 30 Situations Vacant 26-27 Hospo Guide 5 Summer rush begins 8 Lakeview fast tracked 20 Next step towards community offices hub 21 Our Waka Winners 13 Cartoon 11 Tit Bits From around the world 9 Brewery reaches higher altitudes 10 Christmas Quiz for kids 24 E-scooters given the green-light 4 Milestone for Queenstown’s transport network News 25 My Life Story Mark Wilson - Tuning In 6 Arts and Culture New group exhibition at Broker Galleries 14 Train Your Brain 15 Fun Facts 18-19 Christmas Gift Ideas 16-17 Community Notes Sri Lankan Association Queenstown Christmas event

Milestone for Queenstown’s transport network

New images show the future of Frankton’s BP roundabout and expanded bus interchange.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency plans to make significant changes to the road network in Frankton, as part of the multi-million-dollar New Zealand Upgrade Programme.

That includes replacing the State Highway 6/ 6A roundabout with a traffic lights intersection, adding bus lanes, expanding the existing bus hub and improving access for pedestrians and cyclists.

The project team has in recent days lodged the paperwork with Queenstown Lakes District Council, to designate additional land for the improvements.

Waka Kotahi Project Sponsor Richard Osborne says it is a significant milestone for the project.

“This notice is one of the key steps in this process and if approved allows for a major upgrade to the Frankton area.

“The existing roundabout is a known pinch point for congestion and as growth continues in the district pressure on the state highway network will continue. “The plans for Frankton aim to increase capacity by providing more space for public transport helping to encourage people on to buses.”

The works are being delivered via the Kā Huanui a Tāhuna alliance in partnership with Queenstown Lakes District Council.

The Notices of Requirement paperwork is currently being reviewed by council’s Planning and Development team.

Public notification and submissions are expected to open in the New Year.

Waka Kotahi has been in touch with landowners directly affected by the proposed designation and will continue working with them throughout the process.

Council’s Property and Infrastructure General Manager Peter Hansby says: “We’re thrilled to be lodging the applications and taking tangible steps towards delivering these improvements.

“It is the result of many years work through the Way to Go partnership to investigate and develop a business case for the investment, furthered by the more recent work to develop the designs and get ready for construction.”

Waka Kotahi and KiwiRail are delivering the New Zealand Upgrade Programme, the Government’s $8.7 billion transport investment, including a $115 million Queenstown package.

PROPOSED INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AND BUS HUB MCBRIDE ST. Existing cemetery access to be retained LEGEND N Gray Street to become one way. Exit only from Gray Street, no access to Gray Street from Kawarau Road. Parking on Gray Street reduced by 3 spaces Walking/cycling path 3m wide Proposed bus shelters and seating Existing bus shelters and toilets to be retained Bus hub exit Proposed bus shelters and seating New access to Frankton Golf Centre Bus hub entrance Walking/cycling path 3m wide Traffic signals intersection Parking numbers to reduce from 35 car parks and 1 mobility to 24 and 1 mobility parking spaces VEHICLE MOVEMENT WALKING/CYCLING PEDESTRIAN CROSSING Drop off and coach parking bay TERRACE JUNCTION GRAY STREET
Bus driver building and information desk PRELIMINARY DESIGN ONLY New carpark for Frankton Golf Centre BUS LANE PLANTING LANDSCAPING Gray/McBride Street intersection on road parking reduced by 4 MCBRIDE ST. Kerbside cycle lane TO QUEENSTOWN TO CROMWELL TO KINGSTON BP CYCLE LANE NOISE BARRIER

Summer rush begins

Queenstown Airport is expected to hit pre-Covid passenger numbers over Christmas and New Year.

In the next fortnight alone, there will be more than 65,000 domestic passenger movements (arrivals and departures) at ZQN, and more than 32,000 international passenger movements.

On the busiest days around New Year, about 9,000 passengers a day will arrive and depart through the airport. That’s similar numbers to 2019, before Covid hit.

“While everyone else is winding down for the holidays, we are gearing up for a couple of big weeks,” Queenstown Airport’s Chief Operating Officer Todd Grace says.

“At this time of the year, we advise people to take a leisurely approach and arrive at the airport earlier than usual to ensure a stress-free trip.”

The airport as a whole, security screening, check-in areas and carparks, are going to be much busier than usual, so customers should allow additional time. The airport park-and-ride service has been relaunched to meet demand.

Businesses across Queenstown Lakes are preparing for the same onslaught, as the holidaymakers, family and friends descend on Queenstown and Wānaka.

Air New Zealand expects Queenstown to be the busiest regional airport.

Queenstown Lakes District Council is also preparing for an influx of campers after two summer seasons affected by the pandemic.

It has responsible camping ambassadors in place, along with more enforcement staff, funded by $450,000 from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s (MBIE) Freedom Camping Transition Fund.

The ambassadors will be tasked with engaging with visitors, heading to popular freedom camping spots to share information on how to camp responsibly, and promoting local campgrounds nearby.

Additional enforcement staff will allow QLDC to monitor an increased area of the district, educating visitors on camping rules and managing any unlawful behaviour when required.

“In the past, we’ve found the majority of visitors to the Queenstown Lakes want to do the right thing and care for our world class environment, but the

poor behaviour of a small minority of campers can have a disproportionately negative effect and remains our concern,” QLDC Community Services GM Ken Bailey says.

“This year, our summer camping initiatives will help visitors take only photos and leave only footprints. However, if you spot any camping in a non-designated area, any pollution, or public nuisance, we ask that you please report this to QLDC.”

Enforcement staff will be available to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached by calling 03 441 0499 in Queenstown and 03 443 0024 in Wānaka.

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Queenstown Airport in the festive spirit


New group exhibition at Broker Galleries

Contemporary art gallery, Broker, is showcasing a group exhibition, The Insiders, from now and through to the start of 2023. It will feature six artists from Australia and New Zealand and spans across photography, video, painting and drawing. It examines each of the artist’s contemplation of the internalisation of emotional and phycological states within the external, physical spaces of our existence.

The exhibition is the 14th show for the gallery since it opened in January 2021. Founder and Director Marc Blake came up with the concept of the show before doing some research to find who he thought would be appropriate to approach. Three of the artists involved have exhibited with Broker before and three are new arrivals. The artists include Sarah Bultitude, who is based in Queenstown, Jane Reynolds, Caryline Boreham, Tori Beeche, Ekaterina Dimieva and Blair McLeod.

“Every show is kind of different. For this one I had the initial idea of the kind of show I wanted to put on, in terms of the theme, and then I was liaising with the artists. I flew up to Auckland and met with them and went on studio visits over about a three-month period to organise. We did the opening and that included three artists coming down from Auckland. We did a talk to everyone who was here and discussed the ideas, the concepts and the history behind what they do, which was very fun,” says Mark.

One work on display will be Caryline’s video, Palmolive, which won the 2021 National Contemporary Art Award. In the video a container of hand soap is tipped over into another container and slowly empties itself over 15 minutes – an everyday yet captivating moment. Other works on display include Sarah Bultitude’s photographs that are constructed portraits and scenes, Jay Reynold’s paintings of intricately arranged geometric and domestic objects, and Blair McLeod’s graphite pencil on paper drawings, which evolve and expand across the page.

Mark finds it encouraging to see more art in Queenstown and says “I’ve tried my best over the last three years to try and help bring a whole lot of new ideas and approaches to contemporary art especially. I’m very pleased to see more and more things being offered here and facilities opening and galleries popping up – I’m happy to be a part of it.

“The general concept behind the show was to create a kind of landscape show that focused more on the interior, in terms of still lives and views of rooms, and an intensive and more psychological approach as well.”

Next up for Broker is for them to present at the Aotearoa Arts Fair in Auckland in March – this will make them the first ever Queenstown gallery to be selected to take part in the event. The Insiders will be on display throughout December and January at Broker Galleries on the ground floor of 36 Grant Road, Frankton. You can find out more about the artists and exhibition at brokergalleries.com

Tori Beeche | Framework | 2022 | Oil on Canvas Caryline Boreham | Palmolive | 2021


Queenstown visitors and tourists alike will be delighted by the festive feast that The Bavarian is cooking up this holiday season! This December and through to the New Year, join The Bavarian for German brews, platters of mouth-watering Bavarian food, and enough raucous energy to keep you going until 2023!

Find out more below about The Bavarian’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve offerings: they’re sure to get those sleigh bells ringing!


It really is true: the more, the merrier, and especially at The Bavarian! For bookings of 10 people or more, The Bavarian is offering an $100 voucher to keep those good times rolling. Talk about having a holly jolly Christmas this year!


The holidays are about togetherness, and is there anything that draws people to a table faster than an all-out, delicious feast? This Christmas, join The Bavarian for their Summer Biergarten menu, bringing the taste of Germany straight to Queenstown!

For only $55 per person, you’re started off with a warm, freshly baked pretzel, served with potted salmon dip, butter, and mustard. What’s more German that that? Hot tip: the pretzels also are the perfect accompaniment to a frosty stein!

Next up is the showstopper: a platter of grilled king prawns, smoked kielbasa, BBQ chicken wings, naked chicken schnitzel, pickles, cabbage slaw, and fries: a true mix of Bavarian cuisine and flavours closer to home. Lecker!

And the festive cheer doesn’t stop there! The Bavarian’s must-try dessert is sure to stop everyone in the group in their tracks. For groups of 6+ people, you are treated to a 1-metre-long apple strudel for just $99! Flaky, hot, and with aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg, The Bavarian also accompanies its arrival with sparklers and by ringing the legendary Schnapps bell. For smaller groups, you better not shout, you better not cry, as there are also single-serve strudels on offer for just $8 per person!

Additionally, Santa hats and Christmas crackers can be added to your table for just $3 per person. Add some silliness to the season!


Can’t get enough of The Bavarian madness? No problem! Join for a New Years blowout on the 31st of December and 1st of January! Welcome in 2023 with all the toe-tapping tunes and thirst-quenching brews you need to finish off the year! So, gather your loved ones – it’s the most wonderful time for a beer!

What are you waiting for? Make the holiday season merry and bright by booking The Bavarian today! BOOK NOW:

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A billion-dollar Queenstown development has been given a green light by an independent fast track consenting panel.

It was referred to the Government’s expert consenting panel last year under the Fast Track Consenting Act 2020.

The application has been granted with conditions, including engaging with mana whenua throughout the development.

The project was revised earlier this month to reduce the buildings heights, which will mean fewer co living units and car parks, after the panel signalled it would decline consent if changes weren’t made.

“We wish to record that this decision was reached by a narrow margin, and our views did not crystalise until very late in the drafting,” the panel said in its decision.

“We regard as critical the changes we require to the top of the proposed buildings to achieve an acceptable degree of preservation of the townscape character of the zone, despite the buildings considerably exceeding the height limits for the Lakeview Sub-zone.”

Earlier estimates from Insight Economics suggested a forecast one-off boost to GDP of $930 million and an estimated 595 permanent jobs created during the construction lifecycle of the precinct, with the initial stages creating 370 jobs regionally.

The decision was made 145 working days after the application was lodged with the Environmental Protection Authority, excluding 50 working days to allow for the application to be refined further.

The project is being developed by a trans-Tasman consortium of Ninety-Four Feet, Centuria Capital and Britomart Hospitality Group, in partnership with the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Construction is expected to begin late next year. The Master Development Plan said Lakeview aspired to be smart and sustainable, creating a new standard for development in Aotearoa.

“Located just four hundred metres and five minutes walking from Queenstown’s centre and waterfront, Lakeview will contain generous retail space, gallery, apartments, co-living, co-working, hotels and restaurants,” the plan said.

“Lakeview will create a diverse range of public and private spaces within the precinct in the form of plazas, courtyards, laneways and will reinforce the surrounding Ben Lomond landscape by visually connecting it through the site.”

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An artist’s impression of the original plans. The height of the tallest buildings in stage one has been reduced, to gain fast track consent.

Brewery reaches higher altitudes

Despite a slow start, it’s been a big year over at Altitude Brewery and 2023 is shaping up to be even bigger. In addition to winning the Lager than Life competition, they also picked up 19 medals at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards, have hosted a lot of events. eir taproom has come back to life and their wholesale business is going once again. e wholesale side of Altitude is something they’ve worked on over the years, so once people started coming back into Aotearoa it was nice for them to see the love and development they’ve put into that side of the business help it come back to life. Co-Head Brewer, Eliott Menzies, credits the busyness of the taproom to the manager and team.

“ e taproom is a thing itself and I have to credit Claire and her team for the vibe, and what she’s built here in terms of for the locals wanting to come down and keep coming down, and not just them but the tourists as well. So you get this real mix of people coming, and what she’s created has kept us really strong for Covid, too,” says Eliott. e brewery recently won the fourth Lager than Life competition with their Fest Bier. e competition is an invite-only event organised by Wellington bar e Hudson. Lagers are some of Eliott’s favourite beers to brew so it made the win that wee bit cooler for him. He says that lagers are a “pretty traditional style and we stayed true to the traditional style.” By winning, it means that the team is creating their lager in a technically correct way.

“It’s unusual for us to use all imported ingredients, but I think to make authentic German lager you have to use authentic ingredients. So it’s all German malts, 100%, and all German hops. e yeast was our house-lager strain – that’s yeast that we propagate here. e malt and the hops, the

drivers behind the avour, they were important. Couple that with the fact that I personally love lagers – I feel like they get a bit lost these days.

“A lot of people feel like lager is not something that a cra brewery makes, whereas o en it’s absolutely wrong because lagers are di cult beers to make. You have to get everything correct to brew a good lager, or the aws show up much easier. e enthusiasm and love behind actually making a lager style, for us, is pretty up there,” he says.

In addition to brewing delicious beers and harbouring a great atmosphere at the taproom, Altitude also support the community by working to move all of their malt to a local grower and supplier, contracting all their New Zealand hops with Garston, and giving 1% of their gross revenue back to the Whakatipu. e 1% for the Whakatipu programme supports local charities and in the past they’ve supported programmes such as the Routeburn Trust, Wildlife Trust, individual athletes, the Mountain Bike Club and Disc Golf Club.

So what can we expect to see in 2023 for Altitude? ey’re always coming up with new and exciting beers, so you’ll see more of the good stu – they’d like to give a nod to low-carb options and lighter AVB thirst-quenching. Printed cans in boxed sixpacks are on their way too. ey’ll be keeping the atmosphere in the taproom ticking over and continuing to support the local community. You can nd out more about what’s going on at Altitude by stopping by the taproom at 827 Frankton Arm Walk, Wednesday to Sunday, or head to their website altitudebrewing.co.nz

QT BUSINESS December 2022

Dr Seuss's The Grinch attempts to steal Christmas from which unsuspecting town?

What's the name of the giant snow monster that guards Elsa's palace in Frozen?

What does Harry receive from Dumbledore during his first Christmas at Hogwarts?

In Home Alone, what festive song does Kevin impressively mime along to in front of the mirror?

In The Princess Switch, what competition is Vanessa Hudgens' Stacey taking part in before her brush with royalty?

What hangs from the marble banisters in Hogwarts castle over Christmas?

What is the name of the main big baddie in The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Name Will Ferrell's character in Elf

How many siblings does Kevin have in Home Alone?

What is the name of Kristoff's reindeer in Frozen?

In Frozen Fever, who is Elsa trying to throw a surprise Christmas party for?

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which character complains that they never have enough socks, because people always buy them books for Christmas?

What is the name of Anna and Elsa's Kingdom in Frozen?

Which famous Christmas song includes the lyrics: Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh?

Which TV family has a pet dog called Santa’s Little Helper?

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The Council Word

Top tips for a tip-top summer

Summer living had me a blast, summer living happened so fast. Don’t have your summer dreams ripped at the seams, for heaps of info about opening hours, alcohol restrictions, fire prevention, water safety, where to camp (tell me more, tell me more) head to www.qldc.govt.nz/summer-101

Transfer stations closed Sundays

Due to staff shortages our transfer stations will be closed on Sundays until 8 January. Please arrange your visits between 8.00am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday until then. This doesn’t affect your kerbside rubbish and recycling collections.

Shelve your library fines

During December your local library will happily shelve fines in exchange for non-perishable food items, toiletries and gifts for children and adults. Each item waives $10 and donations go to Happiness House (Whakatipu) or Glenorchy Community Food Bank. It’s a win-win!

Be wai wise this summer

We’re giving away two Bluetooth timers for your sprinkler or irrigation system and encouraging people to consider their water use this summer and help avoid restrictions. Find some simple tips and enter the competition at www.qldc.govt.nz/wai-wise

Delve into local wellbeing insights

We’ve brought together heaps of local insights to help inform anyone looking to support community wellbeing. Find the dashboard online at www.qldc.govt.nz/wellbeing-dashboard

Airport park and ride

Queenstown Airport has relaunched its park and ride service on Brookes Rd (behind Mitre 10). Cheaper than the terminal carparks, it’s a great option especially if you need to park for more than a day. For more info visit www.queenstownairport.co.nz/park-ride

Proposed lease for community hub

We’re looking for feedback on a proposal to lease land at Queenstown Events Centre to the Whakatipu Community Hub Charitable Trust. Feedback closes 15 January. Find out more and share your thoughts at letstalk.qldc.govt.nz

Tit bits Tit bits


Nice - France: Eight guilty over the deadly Bastille Day lorry attack

All eight defendants have been found guilty over the July 2016 lorry attack in the southern French city of Nice in which 86 people were killed. Seven men and a woman were sentenced by a special court in Paris to jail terms ranging from two to 18 years. Three were convicted of association with a terrorist, while five others were found guilty of supplying weapons.

The attacker, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, was shot dead after driving a lorry into crowds on Bastille Day. The 31-year-old Tunisian ploughed through a crowd of some 30,000 people who had been enjoying a fireworks display for France’s national day on 14 July.

Hundreds of people were injured in the massacre - one of the worst attacks in Europe in recent years.


James Webb Space Telescope ‘fingerprints’ galaxies

The James Webb Space Telescope has identified the most distant galaxy observed to date; objects lie roughly 13.4 billion light-years away, meaning the light detected is believed to have originated just 325 million years after the Big Bang.


Greek MEP held as Qatar graft probe expands

A European Parliament vice president, Greek socialist MEP Eva Kaili, was charged with corruption and remanded in custody on Sunday after Belgian investigators found “bags of cash” in her home.

Belgian police are investigating allegations that figures working on behalf of Qatar, the Gulf monarchy and World Cup host, have paid European politicians huge bribes to influence the Brussels policy debate. Kaili, who has spoken publicly in support of Qatar’s recent labour reforms, was one of four suspects to have been charged and detained. Two more have been released and the house of at least one more MEP has been searched by investigators.

France 24

Arizona Governor builds border wall with shipping containers before leadership transition

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) has erected a barrier of double-stacked shipping containers along parts of the U.S.-Mexico border as a final act before he leaves office in January. The effort to build a makeshift border wall comes amid ongoing surge in border encounters

Ducey’s wall effort began in August in western Arizona, when the Republican governor sought to fill in gaps in former President Trump’s border wall. Five wide open gaps in the border wall near Yuma neighborhoods and businesses are now closed off,” Ducey said in an August. As of the middle of last week, cranes had carried more than 900 metal containers and double-stacked them up to 17 feet high.


Adam Sandler to receive next Mark Twain Prize


Adam Sandler is poised to receive one of the country’s top comedy awards in front of a Washington crowd. The 56-year-old “Billy Madison” star is the 24th winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced on Tuesday. The award from the D.C. performing arts institution “recognizes individuals who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th-century novelist and essayist Samuel Clemens, best known as Mark Twain.”

The Hill



Lost & Found



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SPCA OP SHOP – 51 GORGE RD. Open Monday – Saturday 9.00 – 5.00. Pre-loved goods and clothing at great prices. Help support the ongoing work done by the SPCA. Your old goods, or your time, could help save a life. Accepting donations (no electrical at the moment) and volunteers now.

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Public Notices | P ā nui

Temporary Alcohol Restrictions Christmas

2022 – Queenstown & Wānaka

In accordance with clause 1.11 of the Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2018, and section 147B of the Local Government Act 2002, a temporary alcohol restriction will be in place in the Queenstown and Wānaka Town Centres.

The temporary restrictions will be in place from: 8.00am Saturday 24 December 2022 to 6.00am Tuesday 27 December 2022

The ordinary alcohol restrictions still apply from: 8.00pm on Friday 23 December 2022 until 8.00am Saturday 24 December 2022

And from 6.00am Tuesday 27 December 2022 until 6.00am Thursday 6 January 2023

The temporary alcohol restriction will include the following areas for Queenstown:

a. the whole of the Lake Whakatipu foreshore area from the One Mile roundabout to Park Street including the Queenstown Gardens;

b. the area from the foreshore to an outer boundary formed by and including Lake Esplanade, Lake Street, Man Street, Memorial Street, Stanley Street, Coronation Drive, Park Street to the Lake Whakatipu foreshore area directly adjacent to Queenstown Gardens, Boundary Street;

c. Queenstown Recreation Reserve adjacent to the Memorial Centre.

The temporary alcohol restriction will include the following areas for Wānaka:

a. the whole of the Lake Wānaka foreshore area from Sunrise Bay/Edgewater to Penrith Park;

b. the area from the foreshore to an outer boundary formed by and including Meadowstone Drive, Stone Street, Golf Course Road, Macpherson Street, State Highway 84 and Ardmore Street.

Further information regarding the temporary alcohol restrictions can be found on the QLDC website at www.qldc.govt.nz/services/alcohol-licensing/alcoholrestrictions-in-public-places

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1. For the first time ever, each of the top five people in Forbes 2022 list of highest paid dead celebrities, have made more than $100 million. The 13 departed artists, athletes and entertainers on this year’s list of the top-earning dead celebrities earned a record $US1.6 billion:

•J.R.R. Tolkien: $500 Million

•Kobe Bryant: $400 Million

•David Bowie: $250 Million

•Elvis Presley: $110 Million

•James Brown: $100 Million

•Michael Jackson: $75 Million

•Leonard Cohen: $55 Million

•Dr. Seuss: $32 Million

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2. A bolt of lightning contains about ¼ of a kilowatt-hour of power. Even with recent energy price rises, it’s only worth about 30 cents.

3. In the UK, New Zealand and Australia, people tend to turn left when entering a building. In the US, they turn right.

4. Heavenbanning is a hypothetical way to moderate social networks. Instead of being thrown off the platform, bad actors have all their followers replaced with sycophantic AI models that constantly agree and praise them. Real humans never interact with them.

5. In 1739, there were three times more coffee shops per person in London than there are today.

6. In August, the world’s largest ‘hog hotel’ opened in Hubei, China. Up to 600,000 pigs live in the 26-storey tower block, eventually producing 54,000 tons of pork per year. The site has twice as much floor space as The Shard in London.

7. 37 per cent of the world’s population, 2.9 billion people, have never used the Internet.

8. Older travellers use airport toilets to hear flight announcements, because acoustics are much clearer.

9. There’s a warehouse in Israel full of claw machines you can play remotely. They send the prize if you win.

10. Dog Buttons are a growth industry: dogs can learn to communicate by pushing different coloured buttons to ask for things.

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15. Japanese atom bomb survivors lived five years longer and were less likely to get cancer than average Japanese citizens.

16. Before the industrial revolution, silver didn’t need to be polished, because there was less sulfur in the atmosphere (unless you lived near a volcano).

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18. Researchers asked 100 people whether a reasonable person would unlock their phone and give it to an experimenter to search through. Most said no. Then the researchers asked 103 other people to unlock their phone and give it to them. 100 of them complied.

19. A Chinese woman created over 200 fictional articles about Russian history on Chinese Wikipedia, writing millions of words of completely imagined history. It took ten years for anyone to notice.

20. During a French Navy exercise, a frigate was (virtually) destroyed despite radio silence. The (virtual) enemy was able to roughly locate the ship via an (real) active Snapchat account from one of the sailors.



Sri Lankan Association Queenstown Christmas event

On Christmas Eve the Sri Lankan community will come together for a Christmas lunch in Lake Hayes. The event is open to any Sri Lankan members of the Queenstown community and is a family-friendly event, which is a great way to build relationships, connect with others of the same heritage and network.

The lunch is a get together for families, friends and members of the community, and will include activities with ample opportunity to meet new people. Some of the activities expected are games for the kids and singing. Currently there is approximately 30 people set to attend the event – the association would like to get the message out there and see this number grow.

“Being part of a community can have a positive effect on mental health and emotional wellbeing. Community involvement provides a sense of belonging and social connectedness. Connecting with each other and being supportive of others will help people to feel better about themselves – with so much stress in the busy world we live in, there’s never been a more important time to help others struggling with their mental wellbeing,” says Lochana Kulasiri, Secretary of the Sri Lankan Association Queenstown.

The objective of the Sri Lankan Association Queenstown has always been to connect individuals and help them to continue to share their culture, which has been passed on for generations. Lochana notes that it can become very easy to feel isolated with one’s own thoughts and feelings, especially at this time of year, and that connecting with others can decrease stress levels. He also believes that “giving and sharing is important for everyone,” which is something the community promotes.

“The reason we started the association was to be able to gather the

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Downtown Queenstown street upgrades nearing completion

The construction teams are working to wrap up as much of the downtown street project as they can before Christmas. Here’s what to expect leading up to the holiday season and into early 2023.

Sri Lankan community in Queenstown, and also so that we can arrange some Sri Lankan events, all get together and have time with one another. We have a few plans in the future to maybe host a Sri Lankan cricket tournament, hopefully next year, and we also plan to have a Sri Lankan New Year as well. It’s just trying to get the community together – and not just with activities, but in all cases. If anyone’s needing any kind of assistance or help, someone here could provide that.”

The Christmas lunch will be held at Lake Hayes Pavilion on 24 December from 11am until 2pm. It is open to any members of the Sri Lankan community – if you’d like more information you can reach out to Lochana at the Sri Lankan Association Queenstown Facebook page.

Lower Beach Street is set to reopen to traffic

When Lower Beach Street reopens at Christmas time, it will become a shared zone, prioritising access for pedestrians and cyclists. While general parking will be removed from this area, cars will be able to utilise the precinct to pick up and drop off passengers and goods at any time. Mobility permit holders will be able to park for up to 60 minutes. CCTV cameras will be operating in this area.

Other Town Centre news:

The Marine Parade upgrade is also due to be largely finished by Christmas, improving access and connection to the Queenstown Bay lakefront.

A new town centre carpark will open at the former QPACT site on Ballarat Street. This along with the new carpark at Lakeview will provide improved parking access over the holiday period.

Wanaka Lions Club 4WD Safari 2023

The Wanaka Lions will hold its annual 4WD fundraising event on January 7 and this year the day will be spent exploring the Morven Hills Station located in the Lindis Pass high country. The day will be spent on a traverse of Morven Hills Station from historic Polson Hut (off Goodger Rd, accessed from SH8, Lindis Pass, Tarras Road), to the historic Morven Hills Woolshed, with extensive views of distant mountains and the Lindis Valley en-route .

4WD’s will travel in two groups behind lead trucks across formed tracks through valleys, cross shallow fords, and drive through some steep hill zig zag climbs and descents. There’ll be time for refreshment breaks, a lunch stop and fantastic photo opportunities.

Work on Upper Brecon Street will stop between 24 December and 22 January. Gorge Road will reopen to general traffic from 24 December – 8 January. Beetham Street will remain closed other than for residential access.

More information, pricing and registration are available at www.tinyurl. com/4WDSafari2023


Relay For Life - Te Ara Toiora - is a Cancer Society community fundraising event filled with energy and emotion. After the covid interruptions of the past few years the event will be reignited next year on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March at Wānaka’s Pembroke Park.

Relay For Life is an opportunity to whakanuia/celebrate local cancer survivors and their whānau, no matter where they are in their cancer journey from diagnosis through to post-treatment. It is also an opportunity to maumaharatia/remember loved ones lost to cancer and to fight tū atu/back by raising awareness and funds for the Cancer Society. Carers, those who support survivors from small kind gestures to great biggest sacrifices are also celebrated in the Relay for Life event.

For over 90 years the Cancer Society as a non-government organisation has been supporting New Zealanders to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in Aotearoa; every person and every cancer. Their focus is to provide support services, health promotion, health information and advocacy for all kinds of issues including screening, detection, and treatment.

The Cancer Society’s presence in Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes area covers from Ranfurly to Queenstown and Wānaka to Kingston and the surrounding areas. They have offices based in Alexandra, Queenstown and Wānaka. The Society helps people at a local level by providing them care, support, comfort and hope in their cancer journey. Activities may include facilitated support for cancer patients and whānau, transport to treatment, and accommodation when undergoing treatment far from home, all delivered with the dedication of local volunteers.

As an independent charity the Cancer Society relies on donations, bequests and fund-raising events, such as the Relay For Life to finance the important services that makes such a difference to people with cancer. Relay For Life simply couldn’t run without the help of many wonderful volunteers.

The Cancer Society is looking for hard working, dedicated locals to join the organising committee in the early New Year to lead the March 2023 event. The organisational teams work will light up the event and support the Cancer Society achieve a fundraising goal that enables vital local support.

They are also looking for volunteers to help at the during event itself. Everyone and anyone can get involved. Join the Relay For Life to do something remarkable!

For more information, please go to their website https://www.cancer. org.nz/get-involved/volunteer/ Nō reira, he waka eke noa/ we are in this together. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa/ acknowledging all.

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We still have plenty of trees and peonies for Christmas.

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Cambodia’s landmine removal program. Since 1992, over a million landmines and three million explosives have been removed, and 2,531 km2 has been cleared and made safe for the construction of homes, schools, farms and roads for nine million people. Deaths have fallen from 4,320 in 1996 to less than 100 in 2021.

Millions of Alzheimer’s patients have been given hope after a new drug has been shown to slow memory decline by 27% over 18 months. It’s the biggest breakthrough in a generation, marking what experts have called the ‘beginning of the end’ of Alzheimer’s and offering “real optimism that dementia can be beaten and one day even cured.”


Sierra Leone is allocating almost a quarter of its entire budget to education as part of its ongoing effort to ensure every child in the country gets free schooling. Since 2018, enrolment rates have surged from 2.0 to 3.1 million students, and there’s been a highly progressive shift in completion at every level of education.


A rigorous new study from Stanford has found no meaningful association between the age at which kids receive their first smartphones and their wellbeing, as measured by grades, sleep habits and depression symptoms. In short - all kids have phones and no, it doesn’t make them depressed. Naturally, not headline news.

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For the first time since the early 90s, wealth inequality is falling in America. Since December 2020, the wealth of the top income percentiles has fallen significantly, while the wealth of the bottom 50% has risen by 26%. Wealth share under the current administration has also shifted to the benefit of bottom 50%.

Real Time Inequality

Canada’s overall poverty rate fell from 14.5% in 2015 to 10.3% in 2019, and 6.4% in 2020. This means that Canada has met both its interim target of reducing poverty by 20% by 2020 (relative to 2015 levels) and of reducing poverty by 50% by 2030 - ten years ahead of time.

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Thanks to conservation efforts in China, a number of endangered species are recovering. The Yangtze finless porpoise population has reached nearly 100 while the population of milu deer has expanded from 64 in 1990 to around 2,500 today. Sightings of Shennongjia golden monkeys are also increasing.


Abu Dhabi’s single-use plastic policy has reduced the use of single-use plastic bags in retail stores by 87 million, the equivalent of half a million bags a day since launching in June. The ban was implemented to address the 11 billion plastic bags used in the Emirates each year, which is almost four times the global average. The National

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Next step towards community offices hub

Queenstown’s council is offering a peppercorn rent on 1.18ha of land to help get a community hub off the ground.

Whakatipu Community Hub Charitable Trust (WCHCT) wants to build the facility on land at the north-eastern edge of the Queenstown Events Centre, next to The Crown pub, behind Countdown.

It will provide affordable office rental and co-working spaces for the town’s community organisations.

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is asking for community feedback on a proposed lease. It would be for 35 years, with annual ground rental set at $1 per annum plus GST, and reviewed in accordance with QLDC’s Community Facility Funding Policy

QLDC Property Director, Quintin Howard says the council identified excess land within its Queenstown Events Centre masterplan. WCHCT has submitted an expression of interest.

“We understand the Trust has identified a real difficulty faced by community organisations in securing affordable and suitable long-term office rental and co-working spaces,” Howard says.

“Their proposal aims to provide a modern facility where a range of different agencies and charities can collaborate, and they’ll use this space to meet with and support those in need.”

Howard is encouraging the community to read through what the Whakatipu Community Hub Charitable Trust intended to do with the land, and to let the council know if they thought those activities were appropriate for the site. It’s permitted under the district plan.

“Following public feedback, the potential ground lease will go before Full Council for a decision in March 2023,” Howard says.

More information about the proposed ground lease and a feedback form are available at on the council’s consultation website until Sunday 15 January 2023.

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OUR WAKA Winners

Well before the rest of Queenstown hustles and bustles to avoid traffic jams and fight road cones to get to work, Wakatipu Waka Ama legend Francie Piacun’s out on Lake Wakatipu enjoying the peaceful still of the morning.

A world Waka Ama champion many times over, Francie, who is part Maori, part Croatian, took up the sport back in 2006 in the Far North.

Now at 73 and still working full-time managing three busy Queenstown art galleries, she’s coaching another generation of Wakatipu Waka Ama champions who are also taking the South Island by storm.

Her 15-year-old Wakatipu High School crew, who only started training with Francie just over a year ago, won everything they entered at a regatta in Te Anau, then again at another regatta in Nelson Lakes – first in every category. This month (December 10 and 11) they won gold in the 500m sprint and silver in the 1000m sprint with three turns at the South Island Regional’s in Christchurch, despite having to manoeuvre the 13m waka to turn inside a 15m-wide lane.

“That’s an amazing accolade for them,” says a proud Francie. Next on their horizon is the Secondary School Nationals in March on Lake Tikitapu, Rotorua, with an ultimate goal to compete in the World Sprints in Hawaii in 2024.

Francie and partner Leon, also a top international Waka Ama paddler, have both recently returned from the World Sprint Championships in London.

Francie has competed internationally in Calgary, Queensland, Rio de Janeiro and Tahiti with her crews winning gold and silver in most of them. At 73 she’s still training early every morning for an hour on the lake in preparation for the next World Sprint Championships in Hawaii.

Francie won silver in the singles sprint at this month’s Regional Championships and Leon’s men’s crew placed first in both events, with two

new paddlers making finals and one qualifying for the national championships.

“We’re the smallest club in the South Island but whenever we turn up at regattas we always do well,” says Francie.

“Waka Ama is very popular with 34 countries competing in the world championships, from Japan, the United States and Canada to Hawaii, England, France and Germany,” she says. Known internationally as outrigger canoeing, crews race fibreglass canoes, with some now racing lighter carbon fibre canoes, paddling forwards using a blade – alternating 16 strokes one side then 16 on the other.

Crews compete as six or singles and the girls’ crew will be progressing to single events next year (2023). They will compete in the Regional Championships in Christchurch again next year and in January 2024 head to the National Championships at Lake Karapiro where they’ll need to qualify to compete at the World Championships in Hawaii.

Francie and Leon, who’s also won multiple gold and silver international medals and coaches the successful local men’s crew, split the local coaching duties. Francie has also brought New Zealand’s top Waka Ama coach Corrina Gage to Queenstown to coach her teenage girls’ crew during the past year. They’re all on the water year-round, two nights a week with some gym strengthening thrown in. “I’m now coaching a team of the girls’ mums who decided they would like to do it too and they’re having great success as well,” she says.

“It’s such a lovely family activity and I enjoy the people, and being on the water,” says Francie, who’s adamant she’ll never hang up her blades. “I want to be still competing when I’m 80.”

‘Koati Waka Wahine’ J19 Girls crew. From left: Izzy Burgess, Bethany Graf, Mia Bulling, Sophie Bulling, Baylee Rapata-Fish, Lucia Marshall, coach Francie Piacun Waka Mums crew - ‘Te Whetu Tahuna’



Holiday Programme

Te Atamira Summer Holiday Programme

Te Atamira Summer Holiday Programme creates a fun environment for kids to get creative. The programme is led by accredited art teachers with each workshop enhancing the participants creativity and imagination. The programme is designed for children aged 5-12. More information is available at teatimira.nz/whatson

When: Daily until Thursday 22 December, from 9am to 3.30pm

Where: Te Atamira, Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Frankton


Salsa Night with Latin Soul Dance

Dust off your dance shoes and join in the regular Salsa Night with Latin Soul Dance. ... whether you are a newbie, a pro or a spectatoryou’ll love it!!

Charge: $5 cash at entry

When: Thursday, 22 December, between 8:30pm10:30pm

Where: The Found, 182 Arthurs Point Rd, Arthurs Point

Dance Adagio dance performance

Creative entertainment and performance specialists

FLAME Entertainment will perform a free Adagio dance show at T Galleria on Christmas Eve. FLAME is renowned for its inspiring aerial and acrobatic performances, and this could be a lovely way to enjoy Christmas Eve afternoon starting at 3pm. In addition to the performance local makeup artist will be providing free glam beauty makeovers on Christmas Eve. Sessions need to be pre-booked through Eventbrite.

When: Christmas Eve, Saturday, 24 December, at 3pm Where: T Galleria by DFS, O’Connells Pavilion 30 Camp Street, Queenstown


Electric Rush Charity Xmas Eve Blow Out

The 6th Annual Charity Electric Rush Xmas Blow Out is a free event taking over 1876 courtyard for the day to both celebrate the holidays and to raise money for the charity, Central Lakes Family Services, that provides a range of social services to support families and individuals experiencing family violence, sexual harm, parenting programmes, perinatal supports and Ministry of Justice approved programmes.

Open Mic Night

Yonder’s Open Mic Night

Play solo with your band or jam with the house band. The idea is to just have a crack!

Yonder will supply the equipment and its free to participate.

If participation isn’t your thing, then just enjoy the seriously epic talent that rolls through Queenstown.

When: Thursday, 22 December, from 9pm Where: Yonder, 14 Church Street, Queenstown


Christmas Twilight Market

Remarkables Market is running a special Twilight Christmas Market! Get dinner from one of the food trucks and stock up on last minute fruit, vege and Christmas Day supplies which will be available from stallholders. Gold coin donation to our friends at the @ queenstownsalvationarmy on entry.

When: Thursday, 22 December, between 4pm - 8pm

Where: Red Barn - corner Red Oaks & Hawthorne Drive, Remarkables Park

You don’t need a ticket to attend, but if you choose to buy one at Eventbrite 100% of the money from the ticket will get donated, thank you for it.

When: Christmas Eve, Saturday, 24 December, from 3pm til midnight Where: 1876, 45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown


No Trace Presents... JACKMASTER

Who’s keen for a day rave in Queenstown’s summer sunshine?

Jackmaster always brings huge energy to the dance floor, and he’s in town for Xmas Eve.

His knowledge of underground house and techno bordering on the obsessive, give him more options up his sleeve than just about any other DJ out there.

When: Christmas Eve, Saturday, 24 December, from 3pm til late Where: Barmuda, Church Street, Queenstown

Local’s Day


Aerial Arts & Circus


& Circus: Aerial Hammock

The Xmas Special Class is Silk and Circus’s last class of the year! Aerial Hammock with Andra Whipple. No experience necessary Only $15, and limited spaces are available!

When: Friday, 23 December, between 9am - 10.30am

Where: Silk & Circus - Aerial Arts & Circus Studio, 6/13 Red Oaks Dr, Frankton

Peak’s Locals Day

Locals can enjoy 50% off sightseeing with Peak Gondola passes. Enjoy a day up the peak and there are heaps of games on the deck to keep you entertained. Bring a copy or photo of a bill, statement etc. to show you are a local.

When: Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December, 10am to 4pm Where: Coronet Peak

If you would like your show, event, exhibition or meeting promoted in Goings On drop me a line at davidgibbs@qmg.co.nz with the details.

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve Saturday 24 December

City Impact Church, 3 Hansen Rd, Frankton

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Christmas Eve Service

St Peters Anglican Church, 2 Church Street, Queenstown 5pm Children’s Service - Costumes provided 10pm Carol Singing 11:30 pm Holy Communion & Carols

St Paul’s Church, 16 Berkshire Street, Arrowtown 8:30pm Holy Communion & Carols

St Josephs, 39 Melbourne Street, Queenstown

Christmas Vigil Mass: 24 December at 8pm Midnight Mass : 24 December *** Carols from 11:30pm

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Queenstowners and tourists will soon be zipping around town on purple electric scooters.

Leading E-scooter company Beam, which operates in seven cities and towns across Aotearoa, as well as Australia and other countries, has been given the go-ahead for a two-year trial in Queenstown, Frankton and Wānaka.

And Beam’s head of sustainability Frederick Conquer told councillors on Thursday that the company has plans in place to tackle the problems created by anyone-can-ride scooters in the past.

When Lime scooters operated in Dunedin, for example, from 2019 to 2021, locals complained they were being ridden dangerously and parked randomly in the streets.

“We understand that launching shared mobility vehicles on the streets, there may be some questions or concerns,” Conquer said.

“We have one of the industry’s best rider education programmes. This includes in-App and in person, as well as rider education policies.

“Riders risk suspension if they don’t follow the rules. We track our riders and if any anti-social behaviour occurs, we actively suspend riders from the platform.”

There will be a three-strikes-and-you’re-out policy and safety ambassadors on the streets.

For parking, Beam will use the same approach it employs in Queensland, Australia, partnering with local businesses, including hotels, hospo outlets and supermarkets.

“While we would support a public space model... results of our community consultation have really encouraged the private model due to space constraints with in the city [sic],” Conquer said.

“It will provide a direct benefit to the community by providing safe, sustainable transport options, for people to get around without having to use cars, as well as a direct, much-needed revenue scheme to local businesses.”

Riders who don’t return the scooters to the parking zones would be hit with an immediate $18 fine.

The scooters have GPS, a 125km range, and helmets that lock to the aluminium frame. There will be speed limits, 15kmh in pedestrian areas and 25kmh in other areas, and also no-ride zones, including The Mall.

Beam will introduce a relatively small fleet at first, building up to 300 scooters across 50 parking zones, based on demand.

The company does not actually need a permit to operate, as the scooters will be parked on private land, but has signed a memorandum of understanding with the council. It also has $20 million public liability insurance.

It has suggested operating from 6am to 10pm, with no late-night riding in downtown zone. The scooters would cost $1 to unlock, then $0.45-$0.75 per minute, or 24-hour passes $25, 3-day passes $55, and 10-day passes $125. But councillor Lisa Guy questioned those hours and the pricing, saying they seemed visitor focused, whereas the scooters could help with the council’s aim of 40% modal-shift away from cars.

“This could have excellent pick-up for getting our workforces around when we don’t have public transport, we don’t have bus access... particularly our hospitality rosters, often finishing after 11pm. Our buses finish at 10pm as well.”

Deputy mayor Quentin Smith said while there was some discomfort in the community about the proposal “we have an absolute imperative for mode shift” and this is a “fantastic opportunity”.

“I think the nuisance effects we saw a couple of years ago when this technology was rolled out has largely gone away, “ Smith said.

“That’s my observation in Dunedin particularly... it is a substantially mature market and model.”

Rival firm Flamingo Scooters is also proposing a trial, although it wants to work on the public space model, effectively street parking.

The public will be notified two weeks before the Beam trial is due to start.

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E-scooters given the green-light
Beam e-scooters are coming to Queenstown and Wānaka
Operates from Queenstown to Invercargill, (returning the same day) Monday to Friday for health related appointments for more information and bookings please call: 0800 103 046

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Renowned and adored locally not only for his incredible musical ability, but also his infectious trademark laugh, Mark Wilson has graced more local stages and late night venues than he’s had Fergburgers.

The son of an Anglican vicar, Mark has only known blind, but despite that he’s embraced life and all its opportunities with full joy and gusto and the most positive of attitudes. “I guess I’m a glass half full person,” he admits.

Born 10 weeks early in 1968 he was placed in an incubator – the first at Invercargill’s Kew Hospital, totally not expected to live. The retinas in his eyes were burned but miraculously he had no brain damage.

“It’s no huge thing for me. If you’re blind from birth you haven’t lost anything. That’s just my reality,” he says. His blindness was turned around for good when at four he discovered a unique gift for music. “The first time I ever really processed music, whether on the radio or records, I was four. I responded to music from three-years old in all manner of ways.” These were not always welcomed by his parents, from singing loudly in his sleep to getting up at 2am to play with his toys because he couldn’t see it wasn’t light. However, it worked to his parents’ benefit too. “An Andy Williams crooner record would send me falling to sleep on the doorstep,” laughs Mark.

A late speech bloomer, Mark had to go to boarding school – Homai College for the Blind in Auckland, aged five. This was a barrier breaker, learning musical instruments, with pianos in every hostel that the kids were encouraged to play.

The family by then living in Palmerston North, boarding so young was tough, and on his family, including five siblings. On the flipside braille literacy at Homai was first class. “There were still a few institutional leanings that made us a bit self-conscious, but luckily I’m from a bloodyminded family,” he grins. “I have a low boredom threshold so at five I wandered off while the college psychologist was asking me questions so

he determined I’d go to manual workshops for a year and not learn Braille.” Another staff member at high school asked him, ‘When are you going to do something about your laugh?’ That laugh still lights up an audience today.

Everything clicked for Mark in his music too once he learned Braille, which made the impossible all at once very, very possible. “I’m blessed with a wonderful family who treated me like anyone else would, disciplined me normally, but believed in me.”

It turns out the psychologist was wrong. Mark has an uncanny gift for mental arithmetic and automatically announces the day of the week, date and year if you ask him, ‘when?’

He has a unique ability to absorb musical chords and thought he’d end up as a concert pianist but he had too many musical genres. “I derive a lot of pleasure from playing music by myself and with others.”

After finishing top level piano exams, Mark completed a Bachelor of Music Performers - Piano at Auckland University School of Music.

He scored gigs with an Auckland jazz group until the family moved to Alexandra where he’d planned on staying for a ‘gap’ year.

However, in the early 1990s he met then wellknown Queenstown performers Katrina Kallil, Nigel Hirst and Margaret O’Hanlon. “If it wasn’t for Katrina I wouldn’t have got work in Queenstown.”

Work increased, playing keyboard for Master Blasters and Mark stayed with Margaret and Nigel while ‘gigging’ before they found him a perfect downtown rental.

He bought his own unit in 2000 and when diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009 a huge community mucking in of sorts saw his Ballarat Street apartment completely refurbished as a homecoming surprise.

Mark walked downtown to play most nights with his cane to the tune of numerous ‘Hi Mark’s from almost everyone he passed. “In my crusty old bachelor days I’d get the munchies at 2am and trot off to Ferburger. I suspect it wouldn’t be as safe these days. A couple of times I got a bit lost.”

His funniest on stage faux pas was while singing

‘You Raise Me Up’ solo in 2006 with the Central Otago Regional Choir. “I had a little moment, is it ‘until you come and share a while, or sit a while with me?’ Unfortunately it came out as the two of them – shit a while.” On another occasion he almost stepped off the stage. “Luckily I used my shuffle method but some of the cast almost had kittens.”

Mark’s won an Australian composition competition, was runner-up of the Otago Southland Presbyterian Church hymn-writing competition with ‘Come Let Us Sing, won the Heart of the District Arts Award and the Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind’s Blind Achiever’s Award. He’s recorded a solo jazz piano album, other recordings and albums, including his original Christian and contemplative songs, and had an original Christmas Carol, ‘You Are Born In Us Again’, published and recorded by the NZ Hymn Book Trust.

He shudders at being ‘pigeon-holed’ into one genre, describing himself as ‘eclectic’.

A second bout with brain cancer has had him temporarily off the local stage this year (2022) but after successful treatments he’s hoping to return soon.

“Music, Emma, and my whole family, have been a tower of strength. People talk about cooking and gardening as therapy. Music is for me,” he says. “It produces endorphins. It calms me, but also excites me. It can reflect what personality or mood I’m in. It’s a type of expression.”

Mark, in true Mark style, at home enjoying his new grand piano Mark pictured with double bassist Dale Gold for the album cover of ‘DM9’ – a jazz covers album which they created together in 2013
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Join aninternationalteamona mission tobring realfun tolife. skyline.co.nz/careers See our jobs: Join us and deliver real fun to the world. We’re looking for: Photo Sales Chefs F&B Attendants Come for a season, Stay for the fun! Luge Operators Cleaning Supervisor Cleaners If this sounds like you, jointhe fun and workwhere othersholiday! Whetheryou are a long-time local, arecent graduate or in town for a season, we’re o ering development and opportunity in a stunning location. Plus, you'll enjoy gondola and luge rides for family and friends, complimentary sta meals, a minimum of 30 hours and a great work life balance.

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Print Central is a Queenstown based company which has been in the signage & printing business for over 20 years. Now that business is picking up we’re looking for new talent to join our team in early 2023.

We’re looking for someone who always dots their i’s and crosses their t’s. Someone who doesn’t have a “she’ll be right attitude”. Someone who does give a sh/t and has motivation to learn on the job!

If you are interested in working in an award winning team full of creative, clever people but are afraid you don’t have the right skills, don’t be put off. We’re looking for the right personal attributes to fit our team, not the right technical experience.

Maybe you already have signage experience? Or you want to start a new career path? Maybe you want to move to Queenstown? We don’t mind your reasons, but your commitment is important to us and we’d like to invest in you.

Signage Roles


•An authentic interest in signage, production and installation.

•Curiosity, patience, ability to engage and form relationships.

• Ability to work to deadlines and manage workflows.


• Signage industry experience, especially wide format printing, finishing and/or installation.

If this sounds like a fit for you, please apply with a cover letter and CV to:

Graeme Hastie, Managing Director graeme@printcentral.co.nz 021 949 946



Located in Arrowtown The Hills Golf Course offers a great work environment where you’ll spend your days in one of the most stunning landscapes in the world.

We have both part-time and full-time roles available, offer a generous hourly rate with attractive hours of work and only occasional late nights required for events.

Experience in a similar industry and a duty manager's licence is desirable but not essential.

With easy access and great staff benefits including staff golf, subsidised lunches this opportunity comes with an immediate start.

IIf you would like to be part of this unique environment, please forward your CV or expression of interest to annette.smith@thehills.co.nz

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McDonald’s Restaurants Queenstown are looking for staff for the week of New Year (commencing 26 December), and/or the week after (commencing 2 January). For this period we are offering $28 per hour. We are hiring for the positions of:

•Experienced Baristas

• Kitchen Staff

• Service/Hospitality Staff


Applicants must be available to work ASAP and must be able to work over the New Year period and all of the public holidays including New Years’ Eve and Day. Time and a half will apply for all public holidays.

Applicants must be 15 years or older.

Apply Now at https://careers.mcdonalds.com/newzealand/ Enter Queenstown as your location, OR scan the QR Code and begin your application. Alternatively email your CV into hr.mcds.qtown@gmail.com or drop your CV instore today!

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Skilled and Unskilled Labourers

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

Waitstaff / Bar Staff

Sherwood is looking for a Waitstaff / Bar Staff 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. Great team, great renumeration.

Contact hayley@sherwoodqueenstown.nz if interested.

Full Time Hairdresser Role at Frankton Hair Studio

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We're looking for a full time hairdresser for our amazing team here at Frankton Hair.

Hours are negotiable Monday to Friday with one late night but NO weekends required!

We’d love you to have a few years experience and be competent in all aspects of Hairdressing. Start date negotiable.

If this sounds like you, call Becky on 021 144 8191 or email your C.V to Franktonhair@gmail.com

Chef de Partie Kitchen Porter

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

Is currently seeking CHEFS / LINE COOKS

Min$25per hrs more based experience

If you're interested in joining one of Queenstown's iconic restaurants and bars email your CV to chris@smithscraftbeer.co.nz or apply in person.

Valid working visa required.

Sergios Queenstown is looking for an Aspiring Store Manager to join their team. If you have a passion for fashion and providing your clients with excellent customer service, then we would like to hear from you. You will be dealing with some of the leaders in mens fashion - Hugo Boss, Diesel, Scotch and Soda, Paul Smith, Bugatti and more. The current role is based in our Athol Street store working along side the existing team in an Assistant Manager capacity, learning the ropes within our industry with a view to further growth within the company.

This is a full-time role 39 hours, 5 days per week. Please call Kevin for more info on 027 245 8020 or email to kevin@sergios.co.nz

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AIRPORT CAFÉs Come join our fun team and work in an exciting airport environment! PERKS OF WORKING FOR US: •Discounted accommodation within walking distance •Daily sta meals •Competitive wage •Flexible roster to spend more time exploring Queenstown •Free co ee all day everyday •Professional career path •Relocating support THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE AVAILABLE: • Cafe Manager • Barista • Duty Manager • Grill Chef We have full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions available. APPLY NOW Scan QR or email justin@airspresso.co.nz Full time, part time or casual bartenders •Previous cocktail experience preferred •Competitive pay • Staff Perks •$25+ per hour Please email Nicole via Nicole.simister@botswanabutchery.co.nz



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

Hospitality Staff Wanted

Red Rock is seeking motivated individuals to join our small team for spring and summer due to some long serving staff moving onto pastures new. We are looking to fill the following positions with immediate starts available:

•Baristas & Bartenders

•Breakfast Cook / Chef

•Cook / Chef



Full time and part time, and casual positions are available. Competitive hourly rates based on experience. You must have the right to work in NZ or hold a current working holiday visa. If you have experience in any of the above positions or are looking to learn, please forward your CV to bcb@outlook.co.nz or come into 48 Camp Street and speak with a manager.


Join our team in Arrowtown

Experienced front of house superstars needed for a day shift only. Can be parttime or short-term.

Great wages and staff meals and full training provided.

Send us your CV to: info@provisionscafe.co.nz 65 Buckingham St - Arrowtown www.provisionsofarrowtown.co.nz

Rental Operations Agent

Chef de Partie

Sherwood is looking for a Chef de Partie to join their busy kitchen team. Founded around sustainability Sherwood has NZ’s largest operating kitchen garden, a focus on local, seasonal produce, exceptional food & a 100% natural wine list. Must have a minimum of three years experience in professional kitchens, be a driven, self-starter that can work unsupervised as well as follow direction. Excellent communication skills and personal presentation is a must as you will be working in an open kitchen.

Contact hayley@sherwoodqueenstown.nz if interested.

Cafe Society is looking for Barista / Cafe Worker, Chef & Chef de Partie

Come to join the cafe society team. Day shift only hours, great pay in the modern cafe.

Send us your CV and a cover letter at: societymanager@xtra.co.nz

We look forward to hearing from you.

Working on the counter and driving vehicles as required by the business. ROAs 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. In the service facility Rental Operations Agents (ROAs) ensure our customers have a positive experience of Apex by providing a superb level of customer service. Achieving sales and Net Promoter Score (NPS) targets are integral to the position.


•Valid full Driving licence

• Previous relevant customer service experience

• Must be able to work in a team as well as off own initiative

• Computer proficient

•Fluent level of written and spoken English

• Previous experience in the rental industry an advantage

•Must be currently holding a valid work visa

To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter marked Rental Operations Agent in the subject line to Christine Moore at Christine.moore@apexrentals.co.nz

Is looking for Trainee cook / Assistant cook Front

of House staff

Kitchen Hand


Please drop your CV into The Cow

Night Shift Commercial Cleaner

Full Time, set Schedule, same days off every week, Excellent pay!

Full training provided, just a can-do attitude required!

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Phone: 021 241 8788

Contact us and we can talk hour$

Apply to find out more, the pay may surprise!

Merry Christmas!

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Queenstown’s home of house music is looking for:

Duty Managers & Bartenders

•Competitive Pay

• Staff Perks

•Part time/full time hours available

Please email or Andy via email or phone: 022 406 1707


Azur Lodge Positions Available

Evening Guest Service Attendant

This position requires an individual who can work within a small team, this role is very 'multi-tasked', the tasks range from reception work, food and beverage service, concierge & various front of house duties.

The ideal candidate must have previous hospitality industry experience, be well presented, flexible & have excellent written and oral communication skills

Waitstaff, Food Runners & Bartenders

•Full time, part time or casual

•$24+ per hour

•Great tips

• Staff perks

Please email Nicole via Nicole.simister@botswanabutchery.co.nz


We require an experienced housekeeper who is enthusiastic, motivated, have good attention to detail and who would be proud to keep our accommodation to a high level while working within a small friendly team.

Full Time Position. Applicants must have a valid work visa or the right to work in New Zealand.

A full driver’s license is required for this position. Please email applications to:Danielle danielle@azur.co.nz


Queenstown's home of Sport and Pool is looking for:

Part time or Full time bartenders

•Starting rates of $23+

• Staff Perks

• Early finishes

•Fun team

Please email or Andy via email or phone: 022 406 1707


Full-Time Super Nanny wanted to look after 4 kids in Queenstown

•$27 an hour

• School & Daycare pick-ups & Drop Offs

•After school activities

•Dinner Prep

•House cleaning & other odd jobs & errands

Must be kind, patient, organised & reliable. Email your CV to sarah.lucas@xtra.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 English.

Previous 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.nz

Sous Chef

Chef de Partie Kitchen Porter

Seeking committed and reliable professionals to join our busy kitchen in preparation for the busiest time of the year.

Please apply sending your cover letter and CV to warwick.taylor@goodgroup.co.nz

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LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 20th December 2022 - 26th December 2022 SITUATIONS VACANT Ph: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 35 ChefdePartie Provenexperienceinasimilarrole Becreativeandpassionatewhileprovidinghighstandardsof foodquality ExceptionalFoodhygieneknowledgeandpractices Competitiveremuneration Fulltimeposition-day&eveningshifts VisaSponsorshipavailable WearerecruitingnowforatalentedChefdePartietojoinour Ferg'sBarteam.Ourchefsworkwiththebestinlocalproduce andseasonalvariationsaseachplateismadetoperfection.Ifyou haveapassionforgreatfoodandattentiontodetail,thenthisis anexcitingopportunitytobecomepartofourfamousbrand. Applytodaytobecomepartoftheteam. Applyatwww.fergcareers.comoremailhr@fergfoods.com foranyquestions Advertise your job vacancy jobfix.co.nz FOR YOUR JOB VACANCY FIND THE PERFECT CANDIDATE
LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 20th December 2022 - 26th December 2022 SITUATIONS VACANT Ph: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 36 We are recruiting new team members across Gaming, Security and Food & Beverage! SkyCity Queenstown offers: • Full and part time roles • Visa sponsorship • Paid overtime at time and a half, • Various staff incentives and benefits If you want to join an amazing and inclusive team, that includes career opportunities to work at our other SkyCity New Zealand and Adelaide properties, then don’t hesitate to contact us at: employment@skycityqueenstown.co.nz (Applicants must be aged 20 years or older due to government legislation and be legally able to work in New Zealand) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY @ PINEWOOD LODGE We are looking for hardworking individuals to join our housekeeping team. Experience in hospitality, a friendly demeanour, a keen eye for detail, and full driver’s license are a plus. We offer staff accommodation, professional development, flexible work hours, potential overtime, and the possibility to experience free tourism activities around Queenstown. We look forward to welcoming you to our experienced international team of hospitality professionals! FRONT DESK AGENT •Check in / check out guests •Maintain room inventories •Provide information and respond to guest requests •Travel and ticketing sales HOUSEKEEPING ALL-ROUNDER •Service guest rooms, bathrooms, and living areas •Maintain linen and cleaning product inventories •Execute communications and reporting procedures GENERAL HAND •Maintain grounds, facilities and equipment •Execute maintenance and handiwork tasks •Follow standard operating and OH&S procedures APPLY Please email your CV and a short introduction to: David Partee DPartee@delawarenorth.com Advertise your job vacancy Upload online at jobfix.co.nz


We are a fun, energetic award-winning team who are all striving for the same results "the best hospitality" – great atmosphere, lots of laughs, good vibes, delivering amazing food and beverage!

What’s in it for you:

- Market leading rate for the right person

- No split shi s

- Fantastic team environment

- Surprise team events, and prizes

- Guaranteed hours

- Sta perks, sta meal and a beer or wine (whichever you prefer)

- Training & Management support provided

What we are looking for:

- An experienced Chef that is passionate about food

- Wok experience would be great, but not essential

- Can show initiative, and is a team player

If you’re looking to take your next step forward with a thriving restaurant, please get in touch! Check out our website at www.bluekanu.co.nz and send your info through to Wazza Warren.ratana@gmail.com

Payroll / Accounts Assistant positions

An excellent opportunity is presented to work with some of New Zealand's most well respected and recognised tourism brands. The Hermitage, NZSki and Ultimate Hikes operate attractions in the most epic environments and are among the companies owned by Trojan Holdings.

We invite applications from enthusiastic people with previous Payroll or Accounts experience to join our finance team. We currently have 2 fulltime opportunities and can shape the roles to best suit the talents of the successful applicants.

It's likely you'll either have Payroll experience or Accounts experience in Payables, Receivables and Bank Reconciliation. Candidates with experience across all these disciplines will be highly prized. You will be a self-motivated person with strong communication skills, an eye for detail and excellent numeracy skills.

You'll be a great team player with a sense of fun, while being someone who likes to achieve, get things done and meet deadlines. We particularly seek candidates who are systems savvy, as you will be working with the latest finance, HR and payroll systems. Fluency in excel is also an advantage.

The diverse nature of the businesses in our group creates a wide range of experiences and challenges, making this a great opportunity!!

If you are looking for an exciting change and you are passionate about Payroll, Accounts or Finance, please send your resume to Barbara.hillcoat@trojanholdings.co.nz

To learn more about Trojan Holdings please visit our website: http://www.trojanholdings.co.nz


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.nz

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With another full season of weddings and events around the corner at our exclusive and scenic venue located in Gibbston and offsite events around Otago, we are looking for bubbly & enthusiastic team members to join our outstanding & friendly team. We are looking for: FULL
Please get in touch if you have:
•A love for food, wine, and great service
•F&B experience
•A can-do attitude
• Friendly, outgoing & confident attitude
•Initiative & love a challenge Flexible hours rewarded with a competitive hourly rate. Applicants must have a valid NZ work visa / residency.
Front of house – please get in contact with Ella at functions@winehouse.co.nz
SENIOR CHEF DE PARTIE & KITCHEN PORTER and work with our Kitchen team at Bluekanu Restaurant & Bar, Queenstown!!



We are looking for an enthusiastic Housekeeping Supervisor with a keen eye for detail to join our team at Pinewood Lodge. Are you a team player with previous housekeeping and or supervising experience?

Wanting to up your experience in the hospitality sector?

If so this the right job for you! Offering accommodation, flexible work hours and available overtime, we look forward to welcoming you here at Pinewood.

Starting Rate: $29.70ph min 30hrs pw.


We are looking for a General Hand who’s not afraid to get their hands dirty to join our Maintenance Team. The right candidate will need to a be a great team player and have experience in similar roles.

A flexible schedule with the willingness to work over time is preferred.


•Provide daily work schedules for the housekeeping team

•Report directly to the housekeeping manager

•Oversee the work of the housekeeping teams and ensure all rooms are finished to the highest quality.

•Using initiative and forward thinking to complete the tasks in an efficient manner. Ensure all daily routines are followed. Be aware of the guest environment and show due consideration when carrying out duties in guest areas.

• Train new staff

•Basic computer knowledge required

•Full drivers licence preferred but not essential.


• Ensure consistent and high quality work across all facilities

•Work alongside skilled craft workers/ technicians in the maintenance and repair of buildings / facilities, grounds and equipment

•Assist with facility projects and continuous improvement progress as directed

•Follow all standard operating procedures in line with Delaware North policies

•Maintain a safe work environment by assisting with implementation of OH&S policies and procedures.

Other duties as directed by the Maintenance Manager.


Please apply with your CV to: Kerry Turner kturner@delawarenorth.com

Sales Representatives

with Customer Service Experience

. be able to communicate in English verbal or written . have NZ driver’s license or can convert . can read floor plans or such is an advantage but not essential

-knowledge of using MS Office Suite.

-be able to travel Southland and Otago Region from time to time.

-flexible at all times

-Guaranteed weekly 40 hrs works for Full Time

-Work start from 8:30 to 5:00PM Monday to Friday and occasional Saturday if required.

-rate would be from $25.00 to $30.00 depending on the experience

-if accepted we will give trainings in order to know more about the business.

Call for more enquiries or send CV with Cover Letter directly to info@stylisthtiles.co.nz – Lispeth L.

Cocktail Bartenders

Home to Queenstown's biggest back bar where old school meets new school with the perfect pairing of slick service, homegrown eats and a drinks list that makes you go ‘WOWSAH’.

Senior Wait Staff

Taking sassy cues from brazen big sis Reds Bar, Lil Red is a culinary whiz kid. Cuisine as bold as the décor, she packs pops of quirk and a flavourful punch. A small intimate 30 seat restaurant, fireside, casual and a true dining experience.

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Email Amy_Ribera@evt.com
LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 20th December 2022 - 26th December 2022 SITUATIONS VACANT Ph: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 39 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! experienced Chef/Cook • Career pathways • On the job training • Accommodation support if needed servers all rounders bartenders chefs Ever wanted to be a part of something big? Big vibes | Big personalities | Big perks If you’re partial to a party shirt, tequila, and a fast paced work environment to thrive in, come and join the team! Winner! Excellence in People & Culture future.co.nz/careers APPLY HERE Public Kitchen and Bar, Finz Seafood and Grill, and Bella Cucina are looking for superstars who genuinely care and want to join an amazing team to help deliver memorable experiences for our guests. We are hiring in the following positions: Bartenders Waitstaff Duty Manager Restaurant Manager Commis Chef Chef de Partie Sous Chef Head Chef Kitchenhands We offer: •Amazing pay rates. •Bonus's. •Exceptional team spirit. • Professional development and opportunities for growth. •Accommodation available. Apply NOW at: https://waidininggroup.bamboohr.com/jobs Jucy Snooze Queenstown are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join us in our re opening! You don’t need experience to work with us! We offer staff benefits from staff accommodation to car rentals and Food & Beverage discounts! Housekeeping Room Attendant (Starting from $25.00 an hour) Chef roles (at all levels) Bar Manager Food & Beverage Attendant Rooftop Venue Manager Please send through your resume to marcos_diniz@jucysnooze.co.nz FOR YOUR JOB VACANCY FIND THE PERFECT CANDIDATE
LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 20th December 2022 - 26th December 2022 SITUATIONS VACANT Ph: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 40 Enjoy having the days to yourself for activities? Want to work in a real local's bar? Love rock music? Then zephyr is the place for you. we're Looking for a legend to take the reigns of queenstown's iconic zephyr bar! Duty manager experience preferred. Sound like something you're interested in? To apply, email: HR@REPUBLICQT.CO.NZ JobFix will be available 24/7 across the holiday period for any recruitment requirements. If you are an employer who hasn’t placed an ad on JobFix.co.nz directly, its easy to set yourself up as an employer and place an online advertisement. We’re going on SEE YOU IN Our last day is 20th December and that’s also when our last edition for 2022 hits the streets. We return to work Jan 4th with our first issue of 2023 out on Jan 10th.


We have on-call driving work available. Daytime hours, from 8.00am – 12.30pm and 1.00 – 5.30pm.

Driving starts and finishes from our central Queenstown base. Generally two 15 – 20 minute shuttles per shift.

Our Drug & Alcohol Policy requires random testing as part of our procedures.

Please contact us with your expression of interest & details to: jobs@adventuregroup.co.nz

LAKES WEEKLY BULLETIN | 20th December 2022 - 26th December 2022 SITUATIONS VACANT Ph: 03 409 2800 | info@qmg.co.nz | jobfix.co.nz Page 41 STAFF WANTED! APPLY INSTORE OR EMAIL QUEENSTOWN@FOURSQUARE-SI.CO.NZ Be part of our fantastic team Positions available Waiter / Waitress Bartender Kitchen Hands We offer:
Great guaranteed hours, 35-40. If you want more, hours are available. If that is all you want it’s good with us too.
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•Experience preferred but not essential
Staff required immediately and for busy summer period
We are accredited employer & can offer visa sponsorship
•$26-$28 per hour depending on experience Email your CV to operations@staysouth.com

Cleaner Required

We are looking for a new team member to join our stable team of friendly professionals.

•Mon - Fri. Occasional weekend work.

•You will preferably have extensive previous cleaning experience, an eye for detail, be a self-starter, enthusiastic, 100% reliable with a strong work ethic.

•Good understanding of spoken English.

•Applicants must have a full police check.

•You must have access to your own vehicle we cover all of Queenstown Gibbston to Glenorchy, Arrowtown to Kingston Rd.

•Minimum of 30 hours per week

•$22.50 - $27.76 per hour.

•Consider it Done is an accrediated employer.

Please send your CV with a cover letter stating previous experience and your availability to: info@consideritdone.nz

Vehicle Groomer (full time)

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