Thursday, July 18, 2024

The newly redeveloped Tarras Village is now home to a contemporary wine destination, the Bendigo Wine Cellar. A nod to the rich viticulture of surrounding Central Otago, the cellar is part of a vision founders Christina and Callum Grant of Bendigo Station have to put Tarras Village on the map as

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A beautifully restored 1930s church is the backdrop for SUNDAYS restaurant, the latest addition to Country Lane in Frankton, offering woodfired cuisine and genuine hospitality. Relocated from Waipahi near Gore the church has made the transformation to a popular neighbourhood eatery under the guidance of owners Annabel Herbison and Alex

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The newest hospitality outlet to open in Queenstown’s Upper Village, Wahlburgers, is a family destination. “Wahlburgers has brought a real fusion of great food to the Upper Village offering a menu that appeals to families, locals and visitors,” says brand manager Ashley Steriti. “From mouthwatering burgers and tantalising pizzas to refreshing

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Perched high above Queenstown in the Upper Village near the Skyline Gondola the Assembly Gastropub, formerly The Bavarian Queenstown, has outstanding views over the resort and offers a culinary journey celebrating New Zealand produce and hospitality.  “As customers navigate their way through our grand entrance they are generally awestruck by the

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Greenstone Entertainment will celebrate their 15th year anniversary in 2025 with an all-star, powerhouse bill featuring renowned artists Gold Chisel, ICEHOUSE, Bic Runga and Everclear at the 2025 Summer Concert Tour. The 2025 Summer Concert tour will play in Queenstown at Gibbston Valley Winery on Saturday, January 18, followed by Taupo

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Bringing a festive blend of small businesses together in one marketplace was Emma Mowat’s vision for Wānaka’s Gather Market. “We held our first market in December last year and the response was unreal. People loved discovering local talent with stallholders having a successful day,” says Emma. “It was amazing to support

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Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai returns to Arrowtown on June 28 for its third year with a new image and a new name. “The aim for 2024 is to bring Matariki back to its roots,” says Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association manager Nicky Busst.  “It started as a small Arrowtown Preschool community event

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Cardrona Alpine Resort is set to become New Zealand’s largest commercial ski area when its new six-seater high speed chairlift is commissioned in Soho Basin for the 2025 winter. GM of Cardrona and Treble Cone Experiences Laura Hedley says work began on the installation of the lift this summer which will

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There is an unmistakable timelessness about Queenstown furniture designer Ed Cruikshank’s work. Often understated and always beautiful it is crafted from natural tactile materials and built to get better with use and the passage of time spanning generations.  Ed’s creative journey and lifelong passion for fine craftsmanship and beauty began in England where he trained as

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Bringing a festive blend of small businesses together in one marketplace was Emma Mowat’s vision for Wānaka’s Gather Market. “We held our first market in December last year and the response was unreal. People loved discovering local talent with stallholders having a successful day,” says Emma. “It was amazing to support

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Te Atamira is a multi-purpose community arts and cultural space at Remarkables Park Town Centre with plenty on offer for winter 2024. Winter Tale Friday June 28 – Friday August 2 2024 Opening night: Thursday June 27 5:30-7.00pm / As the frost blankets the ground and winter's breath whispers in the

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LUMA Southern Light Project is back to switch on winter for 2024 with the popular event being held over Kings Birthday weekend from the 30th May - 3rd June. The Queenstown festival is in its ninth year and will feature a vast range of expert soundscapes, live music, illuminated art

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The name Olivers is synonymous with the historic town of Clyde which had its beginnings in the 1860s as a goldmining village supplying services to miners seeking their fortunes on the local goldfields. The historic buildings that comprise today’s Olivers Collection began as the Victoria Store owned by enterprising merchant Benjamin

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Edgewater’s signature Lakefront Restaurant and Bar offers distinctive, warm and inviting hospitality throughout winter. “It is much loved by locals and visitors for its comfortable surroundings, warm fireplace and stunning lake and mountain views,” says head chef Chris Nelson. “If you’re staying in town Edgewater is just a short walk along

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Specialist gift store Thieving Kea blends contemporary jewellery, textiles, clothing and designer goods in its special location in downtown Wānaka. “Our small, charming cottage is directly across from Lake Wānaka offering quality and well-priced goods,” says owner Becky Roberts. “We have beautiful winter items including cashmere beanies, super soft plaid scarves, mittens

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When Sally Battson and Jenny Ainge launched Wanaka's independent bookshop The Next Chapter little did they appreciate it would become just as much a tourist destination as a favourite local's haunt.  Almost four years ago the pair opened their store in its container style building next to Cinema Paradiso forming part of an appealing

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