Saturday, February 24, 2024

Standing out from the crowd, Queenstown's newly launched food and wine destination, Ayrburn, is set to be summer’s most notable hotspot. Set amongst the rich 160-year history of one of the region’s most historic farm holdings, Ayrburn offers an unbeatable setting for expansive modern culinary experiences. The innovative, ambitious new precinct developed

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New owners of Arrowtown’s Provisions Matthias Schmitt and Monika Ederer are relishing stamping their mark on the café housed in an original miner’s cottage in Buckingham Street. The professional chefs moved to Arrowtown with their two young children this year after spending more than a decade working and living on

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In the past five years the Future Hospitality Group headed by James Ace and Bert Haines has grown its portfolio of high-level restaurants and bars to seven venues across Queenstown. The pair are ardent advocates of hospitality excellence  and their restaurant Margo’s in the Queenstown Mall is a fun, contemporary place

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High-quality and innovative cuisine is the calling card of Lil Red, the new 40-seat restaurant at luxury boutique hotel QT Queenstown. Originally set up as a pop-up in 2021, when the hotel opened, Lil Red at QT promises stylish fine dining in an intimate setting. Local ingredients blended with traditional Japanese

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Indoor golf has arrived in Queenstown with the opening of Golf Federation in the centre of the resort. The indoor golf simulator in Athol Street is the brainchild of PGA golf professional Ben Guilford who saw an opportunity for a facility where people can practice and play golf in all weathers

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The 2023 Rhythm & Alps music festival, now in its 13th year, has a stellar line up for New Year celebrations in the Cardrona Valley from December 29 until December 31. The festival is a highlight on the Australasian music calendar with more than 10,000 festival goers expected to experience three

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Cross Hill Lodge & Domes founders Sarah and Richard Burdon developed their distinctive accommodation venture, in its parklike surroundings in The Camp at Lake Hawea, to enable guests to connect with nature and the environment in luxury surroundings. “We’ve always been passionate about nature and sharing the beauty of the outdoors

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French snowshoes imported by Wānaka couple Janelle Fletcher and Pierre Champagnat have a classy Euro vibe and are ideal for winter exploring in Central Otago’s backcountry. Their company TSL Outdoor NZ imports and sells the TSL snowshoes direct from the French agency in Annecy. “We love sharing these cool snowshoes for local

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Clyde’s Eade Gallery, co-owned by Melanie and Rex Eade, is hosting three solo and duo solo exhibitions this spring centring on the work of artists represented by the gallery.  Stories - October 7– November 1 2023 Impressionist painter Paul Samson has a new collection of oil on canvas works entitled Stories which

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One of Arrowtown’s oldest, heritage buildings in Buckingham Street houses The Jade and Opal Factory which has been creating original jade sculpture and jewellery collections for over three decades. Lee Roy Mullings, a master carver in his own right, heads the business started by his father, Gary Mullings in the early

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Spring breathes new life into the rural home, garden and gallery of Queenstown artist Angus Watson and his many paintings on display reflect his love of colour. “Another year has passed and I have been painting prolifically turning the surrounding spectacular landscape into vibrant, contemporary colours.” Angus enjoys commissioned work and receives

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Contemporary artworks by Eelco Hilgersom were recently unveiled at Bonham Art & Design Gallery in Arrowtown. Showcasing the Amsterdam based artist's lifelong fascination with structures found in nature, the series entitled Habitat features organic shapes in vibrant hues inspired by organism's intricate communication systems . "The response to Eelco's work

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Cromwell based Infinite Energy celebrates ten years in business this year with innovation the backbone of their success according to CEO Regan Heal. “Our team’s technical expertise has allowed us to play a leading role in the design and delivery of bespoke and complex systems for a massive range of applications.

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From design concepts and project management to installation and delivery Central Otago based Power Solutions is a results driven company. Managing director Mark Laming has shaped the company that works specifically with developers, surveyors,  planners and councils to provide effective power solutions for a broad range of infrastructure, building and land

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Spring marks six years since Queenstown’s Five Mile launched with the shopping centre today one of the region’s fastest growing retail destinations. “We have a vibrant array of clothing stores offering everything from sports and outdoor clothing to streetstyle and footwear,” says Five Mile retail manager Regan Allington. “ Our centralised

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Creative Space Architecture is a leading architectural design agency based in Queenstown and Tauranga. QT Magazine spoke to executive director Andre Laurent about designing energy efficient homes for the Southern Lakes region. How do you maximise energy efficiency through architecture? We guide clients to select the most appropriate construction methods and materials

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