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Queenstown Trading News, Issue #95, 12/03/19

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I have observed the current debate around Lime Scooters with interest. A “Lime” maybe the focus of
attention but at the heart of the issue is electric scooters and their wide adoption internationally.
While Lime may be the first mass scooter sharing business to appear in New Zealand, I’m sure
there’ll be others and there will be a high take up by people owning their own scooters.

It’s got me to thinking about our trail network and the use thereof for commuting. For some time,
there has been a growing number of individuals, (including at least two Councillors that I know of),
who commute using electric bikes. Good on them. They are a rapidly evolving piece of kit which gets
better and better, and is quickly becoming mainstream as an eco-friendly yet practical way of
commuting around the district. Add in that there’s an element of exercise involved with long-term
financial savings to be made and it’s a very compelling option.


Southern Pro Wrestling NZ returns to the 'Adventure Capital of the World' Queenstown, New Zealand for our rowdiest show of the year! 

Come and find out why everyone is calling this the best night out in Queenstown and witness 'Wrestling on the Edge of the World' like you have never seen before!

Already announced is a Career VS Title Match as Kane Khan defends his SPW New Zealand Championship against 'Hooligan' Marcus Kool, if the Hooligan can't get it done in his hometown, he will retire!

On the Go Mobile Mechanic Addept Automotive is now servicing Queenstown area with great labour rates and quick service.
Wof repairs, servicing, brakes, struts and shocks, even bigger jobs like cam belts and head gaskets as well as pre-purchase inspections, diagnosing, and smaller auto-electrical jobs and much more.
Contact Ryan on 027-439-3403 with inquiries

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So if you are thinking of selling – or looking for property, Dennis Croll - Tall Poppy Real Estate Agent Queenstown NZ would love to help. Let’s talk.

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I think it’s highly likely the Lime will come to Queenstown and I’m sure scooters will become as common here as they are in other parts of the country. As things sit though, they won’t be sharing our trails with electric bike users simply for the fact that our unsealed trails are unsuitable for scooter use. I’m pretty sure you’d be over the handle bars in two minutes if you tried to go too far down the Frankton Track for example.

As such, I’m thinking that it’s time we got serious about sealing some of our more popular tracks to make them more usable. If we did so, we’d need to address issues like grade separation to ensure that pedestrians (for example mums with prams) are separated from those on bikes and scooters.

So it’s not an easy task. However, if you live at Frankton or beyond, an electric bike or scooter ride down a well sealed track might be a practical and healthy way to get to work.

If this is to come to pass, it will require the input of NZTA. NZTA’s responsibilities do not stop at roads. Active transport, as any method of transport other than travelling in a motor vehicle or motorbike, is a recognised form of transport supported by the transport agency. NZTA is supportive of active transport and the issue of sealing the tracks has been broached with them. I think the time has come where we need to push harder on this as another viable method of arresting congestion on our roads.

We’ve had an enormous amount of success with our local $2 bus in and around Wakatipu and it just goes to show what can be achieved with good solutions. I think sealed commuter tracks are perhaps one of the next steps which will make a big difference.

If there’s one benefit from sitting in the Ladies Mile congestion, it’s some time to think about what we need to do to alleviate the problem.

If we don’t, I’ll soon find that biking from Lake Hayes to town is faster than driving the car.

An Otago University lecturer has won a significant global adventure tourism conference for Queenstown. 

Here's the full media release from The Queenstown Convention Bureau. We ll done to Dr Susan Houge Mackenzie.

Queenstown, New Zealand has won a bid to host the 2020 International Adventure Conference, which will bring leading tourism researchers to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, in December next year.
The winning bid was presented by Dr Susan Houge Mackenzie on behalf of her team from the University of Otago, Queenstown Resort College, and the Otago Polytechnic Institute of Sport and Adventure. Dr Houge Mackenzie is a lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago and a member of the World Tourism Forum.

“Queenstown’s global reputation as an adventure tourism hub made it a stand-out choice for the Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA),” she says.
“Thanks to the support of Tourism New Zealand’s Conference Assistance Programme, we have been able to bring a landmark event for tourism research to New Zealand. International researchers are excited to be meeting here to exchange ideas and perspectives on adventure tourism,” she says.
“Queenstown is an ideal place for adventure tourism researchers, operators and policy makers to engage. The conference will focus on bringing academics and practitioners together to share their challenges and innovations, foster connections, and identify synergies. Our aim is to ensure symbiotic benefits for the local community and international delegates. We hope local practitioners and policy makers will benefit from international perspectives and expertise, and our international delegates in turn want to learn about Queenstown’s unique approaches to adventure tourism.”
Dr Houge Mackenzie says the conference will have a strong emphasis on sustainable development goals and how adventure tourism can help support and work to meet these at both an international and local level.
Co-founder of ATRA, Professor Peter Varley based in Sogndal, Norway says he is delighted to be collaborating with the conference hosts in New Zealand. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for the adventure tourism community to have this conference in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time.  Queenstown has a rightful claim to be the premier adventure tourism destination globally.  It is a very fitting setting for our conference, which routinely attracts a diverse international audience to discover and debate the burning issues which shape the industry,” he says.
Delegates, mostly from Europe, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and North America, are set to arrive from December 7, 2020. Queenstown Resort College welcomes being the local host venue for the academic sessions, as it aligns with and supports QRC's growing research agenda. The event will be supported by students and staff from the Institute of Sport and Adventure, based in Cromwell, and local tourism operators.
Securing the 9th annual International Adventure Conference for Queenstown was the result of a successful collaboration with Queenstown Convention Bureau and Tourism New Zealand Business Events, who helped produce the bid.
“Thanks to the generous support of Tourism New Zealand’s Conference Assistance Programme, we have been able to attract an international tourism research event to New Zealand. International researchers are excited to meet in this globally-recognised adventure tourism destination and Tourism New Zealand have provided excellent support throughout this process,” Dr Houge Mackenzie says.
Queenstown Convention Bureau Business Development Director, Kiran Nambiar says the impact of this event will go beyond the economic value of hosting high-value visitors to the region. “It also fosters and grows the expertise and knowledge within our community and allows us to share insights with our international peers.
“Being selected to host such a significant event in Queenstown, the home of adventure tourism, is a great win for the region and its business events industry. The unique combination of innovative adventure and nature-based activities in Queenstown paralleled with the impressive landscapes is sure to make this an inspirational event for international delegates,” he says.

WCG’s success, in saving native bush and tussockland, is a result of controlling or eliminating the rapid spread of NZ’s number one pest plant: wilding conifers.

Notice Cecil Peak, see tussockland free of wilding pines, coverage would now be a reality if not for a concerted effort from landowners and WCG.

Visit historic Skippers Canyon, observe control measures carried out for future generations.

Walk up Ben Lomond, see weeded “Adopt a Plot” acreages, tussock & alpine plants border beech forests, which are hundreds of years old.

Look up at Queenstown Hill-top, the town face, volunteers have fought to preserve the last remnants of natives and views.

Drive past Roaring Meg where multiple landowners came together to stop the spread towards Wakatipu.

View Remarkables, over 100,000 pines have been removed.

Look around our hills and mountains, our coveted landscapes and recreational areas being restored and native biodiversity protected from further invasion.

We are acting now to stop the further loss of our native flora & fauna.  The initial push has been made to bring maintenance back to manageable levels rather than the alternative; with no control, estimates show that in 20 years, 20% of NZ and in 40 years, 40% of NZ could be a wilding conifer monoculture.

WCG is steadily rolling back the spread from our backcountry toward Queenstown.  It’s possible to achieve continued success by exploiting pines known weaknesses with technology and controlled programmes.

WCG is a not-for-profit organisation, the volunteer executive work closely to the National Wilding Conifer Strategy using best practices and collective knowledge from DOC, MPI, QLDC, ORC, LINZ, Landcare, WRT & Scientists.

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Remarkable Labour - Queenstown are hiring for a range of roles throughout Queenstown. 
Looking for the following: 
- Senior Chefs
- Housekeepers 
- Senior Wait staff 
- Drivers - Class 5
- Plumbers 
- Scaffolders 
- Skilled Labourers 
- General Labourers 
Please contact Paddy today on 021 029 23342

Peakfloortrades Ltd are looking for their next flooring superstar!

We are a small but extremely busy timber flooring business based in Queenstown.The ideal candidate will have previous experience in substrate preparation & all installation methods of solid & pre-finished timber flooring - sanding & finishing experience a bonus. However this position could suit someone who has building/carpentry experience and whom we could train into the role.

We are looking for someone who is going to hang around long term ideally suit a resident or valid working visa holderEmail CV’s to

Temporary Dance teacher needed for 2019 with Danceworks

Are you an ex dancer, dance teacher, passionate about dance and great with kids?
Must be qualified in dance education, speak fluent English, hold a current work visa and references.
Please email

Dental Assistant - Community Oral Health Service Wakatipu with Southern District Health Board
- Permanent, full-time 1.0 FTE

A change in environment and a new opportunity could be just what you are looking for!Preferably, you will bring to us previous experience as a Dental Assistant, but this is not essential as we will train you if you present with the knowledge and skills required. You will be assisting the DentalTherapist/Dentist manage the day to day requirements of the clinic. You will be a people person and have a great rapport with children/adults and excellent customer service will come to you naturally.
You will have a pleasant telephone manner, strong administration skills and an awareness of the need forconfidentiality of patient records and information. As part of a large supportive team you will enjoy theflexibility and diversity this role offers. It is essential that you have a current NZ driver's licence. You will need to be organised and available to work Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week starting at 8am, and at times be able to undertake to assist in clinics elsewhere within the Southern DHB.

The salary for this position is between $38,746 and $51,664 per annum and will be based on relevant experience and qualifications.
For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor - Phone (03)214 5770 or Email:
To apply we only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: date: Sunday, 24 March 2019.

Landscape Gardener with Queenstown Landscaping

Experienced person to maintain properties

In a supervisor self managing role.

Min 2 yrs experience.

Knowlegdable, personable, organised

Vehicle, phone, great pay with flexible hrs


Are you a Chef?

The Chop Shop Food Merchants would love to meet you if you are looking for a place to work where you can challenge yourself in all sorts of ways with an awesome team!
We are talking about creating a next level Bacon and Egg on toast with high quality bacon and perfectly cooked poached eggs, Shawarama Lamb with flavor packed cous cous salad, and the “best Nasi Goreng I’ve ever had” commented by customers from Nasi Goreng capitals.
We are always eager to create a new dish from all over the world and you can be part of it!
But first you need to be able to produce high quality dish to sometimes over 200 customers a day. And we’re only open 8am-3pm. That means we are super busy!
If you get excited by reading this ad, then send us your CV to

Brand new Store opening at Five Mile.
Stirling Sports has been a part of New Zealand’s culture since 1964 and we plan to bring the very best in sports fashion and street wear to Five Mile.
Are you a motivated, passionate & an outgoing person? If so we want YOU!!
This role will include
– Sales
– Customer Service
– Visual Merchandising
– Stock Control
We are after a team player with resilience, Is reliable, Is responsible with an outstanding work ethic.
The Hours of work will be from Thursday to Monday 10am till 6pm
Please forward your cover letter and CV to:
Applications Close 13th March 2019

D A Building Painting and Plumbing
Require two painters to join our team of painters
On a full time basis with company vehicle and good wages
Contractors also welcome to apply
Must have own tools
Ph 0275762161 or email CV to

CSR – Queenstown BP Connect

Exciting opportunity at BP Connect Queenstown! If you are a motivated individual who would like to develop a career in the retail sector then BP is the way to go!
Queenstown is a place for adventure and indulgence. Experience exciting adventure activities amidst some of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural scenery!
There are Full Time and Part Time roles available. Ability to do Night and Weekend shifts are preferred.
Do you have what we’re looking for?
– Be customer focused and have a passion for providing excellent service
– Flexibility to work throughout the week, nights and weekends are desired
– Have a can-do attitude and excellent time management skills
– Great communication skills and high standard of grooming
– Ability to multitask in a busy setting
To apply, submit your online job application via the link below:
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.


Outdoor H & J Smith is a large outdoor adventure store, located at Remarkables Park, Frankton. 

We require a full time salesperson to work in the footwear and apparel areas of our store. Working with top outdoor brands, you will be passionate about the outdoors and helping customers select the right gear, for their adventures.

The person we seek will have a flair for merchandising, and a love for the outdoors. The role is for 5 shifts a week, and will require weekend work.

We are looking for a team player with a strong work ethic, and a desire to help customers. 

Immediate start available, non-resident applicants must have a current work visa.

Apply via email to:

Bar Security, Crowd Controllers & Film/Event Security Wanted with Allied Security

If you are a motivated & well presented individual with good people skills then you could be who we are looking for!

Previous experience, a current COA and knowledge of the Liquor Licensing ideal but not essential as full training will be provided.

To apply please send through a Covering letter and CV to Ed:

Store Person – Walter Peak with Real Journeys

Are you a happy and hardworking character? This is your opportunity to join the Walter Peak crew as a Store Person to assist in the smooth operation of the Walter Peak branch. We require an additional member for the team in a full time, permanent capacity who can effectively order, handle and dispatch goods. It is hard physical work; after an initial training period your typical shift would be five days on followed by two days off.

Who are we looking for?
- A positive personality; someone energetic, proactive with high attention to detail
- A motivated and efficient worker familiar with high volume ordering and stocktaking
- Someone with a full New Zealand drivers’ licence as you will be transporting goods in a stores truck
- Previous experience in a food/catering environment
- A fan of working in a beautiful location not restricted to a warehouse so can be outside in all weather condition
- Someone physically strong and fit as there will be bending, lifting, carrying and loading and unloading a high volume of supplies around the premises daily.

What can we offer you?
- Daily commute onboard the iconic TSS Earnslaw
- Working for Real Journeys gives you the chance to get out and about on our legendary products across some of New Zealand’s most stunning locations!

Once a year, you can take up to five of your friends/family out to experience a:
- Free return trip to Stewart Island
- Free cruise in Milford Sound
- Free cruise in Doubtful Sound
- Free trip to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves
- Free return trip on the Earnslaw & Walter Peak farm show
- Access to discounts for experiences and products across the Wayfare Group (Go Orange, Cardrona and the International Antarctic Centre)
- Regular work with guaranteed hours per fortnight
- Meals provided so a chance to sample the number one buffet in the Southern Lakes district.

If you’re a lively team player with previous stores experience who enjoys getting in, being engaged with other staff and doing what's required to ensure the efficient operation of Walter Peak then being a part of this team is for you!For more information and to apply online, visit
Applications close 18th March, 2019. All applicants must be eligible to work in NZ.

Duty Manager wanted

Hello there! You should come and work for Lion. It’s a fun, social workplace that offers huge opportunities for growth within the company and abroad.

Currently we have a role at Liquor King Queenstown (a division of Lion and New Zealand’s largest managed liquor retailer), where we need a person like yourself to join the team. The role will include some evening and weekend work in a fast paced retail environment.

To be successful in this role you will have to tick these bullet points:
– Have a heap of initiative and a willingness to learn.
– A desire to give top-shelf customer service.
– Excellent communication skills so you can happily get your chat on.
– Be relatively fit, as the role will require physical lifting to help you get shredded for summer.
– An up to date Duty Managers licence, or the ability to get one ASAP.
– And you should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work VISA. No under the table work here.

A full drivers licence and retail experience is preferred, but isn’t essential.

You’ll be given a comprehensive induction programme, ongoing training and the opportunity for career development within Liquor King, and Lion. Which is pretty ace.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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The days are getting shorter and the evenings a little cooler. What ever the weather there is definitely still time to really enjoy with 'quite' period around town and get outside a bit more with less crowds!

Welcome to Queenstown's newest, friendliest and most welcoming mechanical service A1 Mechanical Services. With a highly experienced mechanic (more than 12 years in the business) we offer not only the best price but also honest, reliable and prompt service.
Call us now to enjoy our special promotion for Oil and filter change!
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