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Queenstown Trading News, Issue #112, 09/07/19

J J Cabinets Stones Ltd offers a wide spectrum of cabinetry products designed to satisfy every budget and lifestyle.
As the professional cabinet Manufacturer, we’re experts at listening to the desires of families to ensure that our cabinetry products meet your needs.
Whether moving into a new home or improving their current one, our customers want to create their ideal living spaces – and it’s our goal to help them. 0800 55 78 33
Make sure your views are always magnificent by getting your windows professionally cleaned with pure water. SmartPure only uses pure water to ensure your windows stay cleaner for longer and you look after the environment while doing so. Book now and take advantage of our winter special of 20% off! Book now. Conditions apply.

Fitout Furnishing Ltd

If you are building – start thinking about your curtains and window coverings once your roof is on!

Priding ourselves in an open and honest service - whether it is your new home or an updated window treatment on your existing property.

Call or email Linda and Paul – 027 33 22 186

"We've taken fresh water for granted" Eugenie Sage told Crux at a $7.5 million funding announcement in Wanaka this morning.

The Minister for Land Information made it clear that there was more funding on the way and she also acknowledged the link between tourism and the Southern Lakes being able to deliver against the expectation that our lakes will be clean and unpolluted.

Read more here:

Mac Ops would like to offer a way for Queenstown Locals to fix the broken iPhone screen and also contribute to help the local environment.
The Mac Ops Locals Deal will reduce your costs to replace your screen for the next month and Mac Ops will recycle and or refurbish your broken screen to see if we can reuse and reduce unnecessary landfill.
Whats coming up with Catalyst Trust Queenstown

Stirling Sports Five Mile
has 30-50% off in their sales area

03-441 4473

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:

Remarkable Labour – Queenstown are hiring for:
– Gib fixers
– Hammerhands
– Qualified Carpenters
– Class 4/5 drivers
– Form workers
– Skilled Labourers
Plus many more positions!
Immediate start available for all suitable candidates.
Apply today to or call 021 029 23342 to make an appointment.

News is brought to you by Crux and Queenstown News

Following Crux enquiries about live streaming council meetings the QLDC has decided to start live streaming meetings from October this year.

However Mayor Jim Boult, as Chair of full council meetings, has said that he will consider a Crux request to live stream earlier meetings on a case by case basis.

He says he is in favour of QLDC meetings being shared online but wants to see it done properly by either a council team, or an external video production team, so that the coverage can be shared equally with all media.

The council comms team who will manage the project have told Crux that technical planning is still in progress but that it is likely that there will be at least one camera that will cover all councillors as well as people making submissions along with good quality audio.

A Crux poll on whether council meetings should be live streamed is still in progress with 236 people voting for video streaming and 26 opting to stay with existing levels of council coverage

Even brain surgeons and people with a PHD have questions about our new Three Bin waste and recycling system. Some of us are trying to make it up as we go along, some have done all the research but still have questions and some of us don't have a clue. Fortunately Gina Dempster from the wonderful Wanaka Wastebusters has all the answers - for dummies and experts alike. Tip Number #1 - children can't be recycled!

Did you put your new recycling wheelie bin out this week? And did you know what to put in it? 1st July was the start date for our new collections, and most streets had the correct recycling bins out – so that’s a win for our district! If you’re still a little confused, don’t worry. Shifting habits takes a little bit of thought at the start, but it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

Just in case you don’t have one of those really handy husbands/wives or neighbours who always read the instructions and tells you what to do, here’s a rundown on how to use the new bins.

Nearly everyone will have two new recycling bins (yellow and blue) and one new rubbish bin (red). Apologies to anyone who was missed during the initial bin deliveries - if you haven’t already talked to QLDC customer services, give them a call on 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wanaka). Waste Management will deliver your bins in the week, once you’ve been added to the list.

We've been aware for some time of the formidable power held by the world's social media giants like Facebook and Google. Last night the University of Otago held a high powered symposium in Queenstown to examine just how much power they have and what the effects on New Zealand will be. Cath Gilmour, a former QLDC councillor and co-chair of the Catalyst Trust, has written this report on the key points from the OU symposium.

Foreign interest groups could actively foment outrage with fake debates about “wedge issues” like abortion and marijuana to divide New Zealand society prior to next year’s elections.

New Zealanders should “proactively anticipate” such manipulation of our democratic process, Brainbox Institute director Tom Barraclough told the audience at last night’s University of Otago Winter Symposium in Queenstown.

‘Bitten by the FAANG’ looked at the impacts of these global technological giants - especially Facebook and Google - on democracy and what might be done to control them. FAANG is an acronym for Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google.

Marianne Elliott, co-founder of digital lobbying group ActionStation and co-director of The Workshop, recently produced a report on the effects of digital technology on democracy after a year’s research funded by the Law Foundation.

She said a trend in the lead up to the US 2016 election was the creation of entire fake online communities by both Republicans and Democrats “to have them do and say ridiculous things, to sow discord between the different camps”.

The Otago Regional Council has launched a new water monitoring system at Lake Hayes. Here's their media release.

"The first of its kind in Otago, the buoy was installed today by Otago Regional Council (ORC) and University of Waikato staff and will help to track changes in water quality in Lake Hayes. Two more buoys are also planned for Otago lakes, in Lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu.

The installation of the buoy is part of a wider work programme in Lake Hayes, including a turbidity study at Mill Creek, a catchment study, and upcoming consultation on options for remediating water quality in the lake.

ORC commissioned the University of Waikato to build and install the high-frequency monitoring buoy in Lake Hayes.

“The data from this buoy will greatly improve our understanding of how Lake Hayes is responding to the environment in both the short and long-term, so we can make informed decisions about remediation,” said ORC Environmental Resource Scientist, Rachel Ozanne.

The buoy is an autonomous water quality monitoring system. It has two parts: a weather station mounted above the water, and a water quality sensor package, which uses an electric winch and armoured data cable to raise and lower the sensors throughout the water column.

The top mounted weather station measures data related to climate and weather, including wind speed and direction, air temperature, solar radiation, relative humidity, barometric pressure and rainfall.

The winch-operated sensors move up and down the water column collating data related to water quality, including water temperature, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll fluorescence, phycocyanin fluorescence, turbidity, pH and conductivity.

“The advantage of this system is that water can be measured at multiple depths up to every 0.1 metre, allowing an understanding of important water column variables such as the vertical distribution of algae,” said Mrs Ozanne. 

Mike Hanff, Chairman of the Friends of Lake Hayes Society, said the buoy’s installation was a good development for the community.

“This is a major positive step on the journey ORC is taking with the Friends of Lake Hayes to provide data to assist in measuring remediation of the catchment and the health of our beautiful lake.

“It’s particularly exciting for Friends of Lake Hayes as a piece of technology we’ve long been hoping for.”

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Winter is here!

Make light work of all those jobs we love to hate

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Queenstown’s Only Organic Cuisine.

Authentic Thai Cuisine cooked with 100% organic vegetables delivered to your home. Free delivery No minimum order to most places Mobile EFTPOS

9 Mcbride Street Frankton 

Wellness Chef with Aro Hā

Position Summary: We are seeking a passionate and creative chef to provide highly nutritious,
organic & plant based creations, which are enriching for mind, body & wellbeing.

You will be part of a small team in the kitchen Aro Hā Wellness Retreat

Position Responsibilities:
– Preparing cleansing, vegetarian, nutrient dense, plant based food for the guests & staff
– Learning, implementing and amending our menu as food production and seasons determine
– Implementing high standards of food presentation
– Assisting with compiling food orders, maintaining relationships with all providers and
coordinate delivery of produce
– Problem solving skills requiring ability to anticipate needs and request assistance when
– Health and Safety in the kitchen
– Ability to be flexible to cater to guest dietary requirements
Valuable Skill Set:
– Passion for health and wellness
– Nutritional knowledge
– Knowledge of food combining, detox and cleansing diets
– Reliable and able to work well under pressure also capable and confident to work alone at
– Public speaking
– Experience preserving, drying & fermenting fruit & vegetables
– Knife skills
– Excellent communication & time management skills
– Oversee and mentor junior staff
– Computer skills for kitchen administration
– Willing to put in 8-10 hours a day of varying degrees of work
You must be legally able to work in New Zealand

To apply, please submit your cover letter and a current Resume with references to
Passport size photo & copy of drivers license or passport showing valid work permit if required.

Break One Clay Target Sports prides itself in offering an exceptional
experience in Clay Target Shooting in a stunning, private setting on Queenstown Hill.

We currently seek a: Full time Instructor/Guide

This person will be responsible for:
– Ensuring a high standard of exceptional customer experiences instructing and encouraging our clients in Clay Target Shooting.
– Handling firearms, managing range safety, so experience with firearms and a NZ Firearms license is a must (or the ability to get one).
– Being a Queenstown-savvy “tour guide”. We provide courtesy transport for our clients so you will need to have a clean NZ Driver’s Licence and be able to share knowledge of our wonderful area along the way
– Supporting the marketing of our business. You will need to have an
understanding of or be willing to learn about marketing our business
through social media and online profiles, client relationships and be
involved in growing our sales.

We offer:
– Full training
– Competitive rate of pay
– Great working conditions in a fantastic, unique and fun work environment

If you have a passion for shooting, a practical mind, like to work with people and want to work for a great team, then please email a CV/letter of application to:
Blake Holden


Queenstown Landscaping are looking for a full-time landscape building superstar with 3+ years’ experience, at
least 1 year of which has been of working unsupervised.
The work will involve all aspects of landscape construction, including fencing, paving
decking, building walls.
Experience of operating heavy machinery would be of great advantage.
You must be able to work independently, have excellent time management skills, be reliable
and work well within a team. You will also have first class communication skills to liaise with
your co-workers and clients.
The successful applicant will have a full driver’s licence and be able to drive with a trailer,
if/when required.
If this sounds like you, please contact Queenstown Landscaping on 021 0200 4338 /

Office Administrator Role available 

Full time position available

Prior customer service experience required.

Knowledge and experience in office administration practice is ideal.

A competent level of computer skills – Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel software preferred.

Experience in helicopter operations helpful but not mandatory as full training will be provided.

Must have the right to live and work in NZ – residency or citizenship preferred


Please forward your CV to

Applications close on the 16th of July.


Winter Snow Salesperson / Snow Rental Assistant:
This is a part time winter position with an immediate start,
concluding at the end of the ski season, around early October.
We are looking for an experienced snow salesperson, familiar
with the major brands of ski equipment, and the art of ski boot
fitting. Any previous experience in a snow rental operation
would be valuable also. If you are a passionate skier with a
flair for sales, we would like to hear from you.
Apply via email:
The Store Manager
PO Box 2268

Hunting and Fishing Salesperson-Gun City

Outdoor H & J Smith provides a specialist range of
outdoor apparel and equipment. We have a key hunting
and fishing component to our business, which includes
an alliance with Gun City.
We are now looking for a dynamic salesperson to work
in our Hunting & Fishing department within the store.
Candidates will need to have a passion for hunting and
fishing, and be prepared to learn about modern firearms
and fishing equipment.
A key part of the role is selling firearms, so if you do not
hold a firearms license, you must be prepared to apply
for one, to meet the legal requirements in this area.
Previous experience in a sales role would be an
advantage, but being an active participant in the
outdoors will be a key driver. Regular weekend work is
also required.
If you are a passionate hunter and fisher, who enjoys
sharing your enthusiasm for the sport, we would like to
hear from you. For a copy of the position description, or
to apply:
Please email or send your CV to:
The Store Manager, Outdoor H & J Smith,
Remarkables Park Shopping Centre, PO Box 2268,
Frankton, Queenstown.

Queenstown Electric Ltd are seeking a NZ registered electrician!

Duties include all aspects of residential electrical installation, service and maintenance.

Qualifications MUST include:

  • NZ Registered Electrician
  • Full NZ drivers licence
  • Current EWRB practising licence
  • Valid work visa in place

Personal attributes will include:

  • Pride in workmanship
  • Willingness to go the ‘extra mile’
  • Reliable and professional

We are offering a great wage, reflected by your experience, skills and references. Offer includes phone, vehicle, and PPE. Additional bonus includes a paid day off on your birthday, monthly staff incentive rewards, an excellent team environment and SNOW DAYS!!
Job is in Queenstown. Relocation expenses (within NZ) will be considered for the right candidates.

All applications will be strictly confidential

Social Worker – Lakes District Hospital

We are offering a unique opportunity to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team at Lakes
District Hospital. The successful candidate will work in a case management capacity and will be
responsible for the delivery of supportive Social Work services to patients of the department.
You should have the ability to work autonomously, but also be a team player and be able to
communicate effectively with a variety of people. This role also requires someone who can think on
their feet and remain calm under pressure. The hours are flexible and a minimum of 40 hours per
You will require excellent written and oral communication skills, needs assessment skills, networking
skills, advocacy skills, critical thinking skills and you will have the ability to support and empower the
patient and the family / whanau to reach their goals. Previous experience in health related Social
Work will be an added advantage.
The appointee must hold a professional Social Worker qualification (as per Social Worker Registration
Board schedules for registration eligibility i.e. Bachelor’s degree equivalent) and be Registered and
hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate with Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) within three
months of appointment. A current full driver’s licence is required.
The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary
education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing,
kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there is literally something for
everyone. Check out for what the region – and we – can offer you
and your family.
Closing date: Sunday, 21 July 2019.
To apply
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

Aviation Security Officer – Queenstown Airport.

It’s close to adventure and nature, a multicultural environment, and one of
Australasia’s fastest growing airports.

Make #Queenstown Airport your career destination. We’re recruiting Aviation Security Officers now. Visit our careers website for more details To apply click Here

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