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Queenstown Trading News, Issue #116, 06/08/19

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Have they experience in the Construction trade as a Caprenter / Builder / Hammerhand?
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Ever wondered whether you were eligible to buy land in New Zealand? Ever wanted to list your house for sale but concerned about the process? Ask industry experts all the questions at a free information evening! RSVP with Cruickshank Pryde by emailing
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.
The very first to land in New Zealand, Fierce Grace Hot Yoga Queenstown is due to open soon right here, in Queenstown. Come and try us out with our fantastic pre-opening offer of just $39 for 30 days of unlimited yoga! That’s right, you can test us out as many times as you want for 30 days from the date of your first visit. And if that isn’t enough, you’ll then receive 50% off your first month of monthly membership. #livelifewithfiercegrace


Wanaka Wastebusters is reducing the range of plastic containers and bottles it accepts for recycling to 1’s, 2’s and 5’s, because these are the only ones that can actually be processed on-shore.

Plastic containers and bottles with 3s, 4s, 6s and 7s received by Wastebusters will be landfilled. There’s a take home message here: before you buy, check the number - 1s, 2s and 5s are the lesser of the plastic evils. According to Wastebuster’s Communications Advisor, Gina Dempster, 1s and 2s are generally have the best recycling outcomes for plastic containers and are the highest in value.

According to Wastebusters Recycling Manager Bis Bisson, recycling globally is still a relatively new industry, and off-shore recycling supply chains are not transparent.

“Since China stopped taking plastics for recycling under National Sword,Wastebusters hasn’t had anywhere globally to send mixed bales of 3-7’s for recycling. Plastics 3, 4, 6 and 7 make up a small fraction of the recycling we collect, and with no way to reprocess them we’ve made the decision to stop collecting them.”

“Stories are circulating about plastic recycling being dumped and burned offshore, or sent back due to contamination. More of our customers are asking where their recycling is ending up, which we think is a really positive thing.”

“We need more transparency in the recycling industry, and Wastebusters wants to be part of the shift to a more honest and open recycling chain. Without a functioning and transparent recycling system, the circular economy will remain just a dream.”

“Our customers can be confident that nearly all the 1, 2 and 5 plastic containers and bottles that go through Wastebusters will be recycled onshore by reprocessors who meet New Zealand’s environmental and labour standards,” Bisson says.

Wastebusters asks their customers to keep rinsing bottles and containers to ensure there is no food stuck to them, and to take all the lids off before recycling.

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SmartPure Queenstown is offering an amazing winter deal. Each exterior window wash job booked in July will get a FREE heater while stocks last. Conditions apply and first come first serve. Book now.

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:

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

Stirling Sports Five Mile

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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

A wealthy hotel developer who says that people who live in Queenstown are multimillionaires who should pay for tourism infrastructure has come under attack from tourism agency Destination Queenstown and Mayor Jim Boult.

Taranaki dairy farmer Gavin Faull, who also heads the Swiss-Belohotel International group based in Hong Kong, was quoted by Stuff today as saying "Every resident in Queenstown is a multimillionaire now." Mr Faull told Stuff that the hotel industry should not have to collect tourism taxes and local residents should foot the bill, arguing that tourists can't afford any extra expenditure.

Mr Faull features on the NBR Rich List as being worth around $70 million.

Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd told Crux this afternoon:

“I’m reluctant to comment specifically on someone’s opinion based on a media story. However I certainly do not agree with any suggestion that Queenstown locals or ratepayers are all wealthy or ‘millionaires" and should pay solely for infrastructure to support visitor needs. I don’t think it is a representative view of the tourism industry and certainly not of Destination Queenstown.

Domestic and international visitors bring many benefits, including economic, social and cultural, to our community and also allow us to enjoy a greater range of facilities and services than would otherwise be the case based on population alone. That’s the nature of a tourism destination. But we fully recognise that visitors also create a burden on our facilities and infrastructure, creating pressures that can affect our resident quality of life.

Destination Queenstown positions Queenstown as a premium destination, targeting higher value from our visitors - ahead of volume. In this context it’s entirely appropriate for the direct costs of addressing these needs to be shared by the visitors who come to enjoy the premium experience we offer. The majority of Queenstown residents endorsed this through the recent visitor levy referendum outcome and it would be unwise for the tourism sector to ignore this result which, if implemented, will help ensure we remain a welcoming host community.”

This view was supported by Mayor Jim Boult who told Crux:

"I have known Gavin Faull for many years and have a great deal of respect for him. However, he is plainly wrong in this matter.  Contrary to his views, many in our district struggle and are by no means rich. The proposed visitor levy sets out to place the cost of providing visitor infrastructure where it belongs – with the visitor, and not with hard working locals. And the only way of reasonably doing that is through an accommodation based levy. 

I have just returned from Europe and such levies are the norm. Five Euros per person per night was common – particularly in Italy. This is not re-inventing the wheel, this is simply doing what many parts of the world have realised is the only way to address the cost of visitor related infrastructure. And guess what – it is not putting anyone off visiting the parts of the world where it has been introduced."

Crux has also approached the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce for comment.

Many of the comments on social media are not suitable for publication - here's a representative example.

District health board deficits are set to balloon to more than half a billion dollars for the year - nearly double last year's total.

However, the Ministry warns the final tally is likely to be even higher.

Ministry of Health figures released Friday show DHBs were $423 million in the red at the end of May - an increase of 36 percent in a single month, and more than double the total at the same time last year.

At that point, DHBs were forecasting a $508m deficit for the year to the end of June.

However, officials warned the forecast was "conservative" as some boards had not included the years of backpay owed workers because of underpayments under the Holidays Act, nor the expected cost of fixing or replacing a $90m IT system that had failed to deliver.

Canterbury and Waitematā had the biggest blow-outs for personnel costs, due to the mosque terror attacks, an outpatient building flood and heavy flu season in Christchurch, and higher nursing costs, collective contract settlements and building costs in Waitematā.

Despite that, Waitematā DHB's deficit was relatively small, at $7m as planned.

National's health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse, who earlier accused the Minister David Clark of refusing to release the information, said deficits were "out of control".

"Instead of dumping bad news late on a Friday afternoon, Dr Clark should be explaining why he's failed to bring deficits under control.

"The figures are not a surprise. The government has neither provided the funding they claimed they would give DHBs, nor set expectations for continued fiscal discipline."

In a statement, Dr Clark said he did not accept that deficits were inevitable - nor would the Government let DHBs cut services to manage their budgets.

"The deficits are a result of underfunding over the nine years of the National government."

The fact that some DHBs had managed to post small surpluses, break even or only post small deficits while maintaining services showed it could be done, he said.

The Budget included an extra $2.8 billion for DHBs over the next four years, which was "a record" $695m increase in funding for DHBs this year.

"But I do want to acknowledge, once again, that after years of underfunding, it will take time to get them all back on the path to sustainability."

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Beach Clean Queenstown

Sunday, August 25, Sea Shepherd Beach Clean and Stall 10am - 2pm at the Memorial Arch in Queenstown.
Help keep Queenstown clean. Every piece of plastic and rubbish you pick up, is one less piece that can end up wrapped around or ingested by wildlife. Take some time out of your day to come and join us! Lets give this beautiful Queenstown Beach some Love!
And if you are as passionate as we are about our cause, and want to spread awareness or start volunteering, come along and have a chat to the Crew.

Please bring reusable gloves. Bags provided.
Dogs welcome. See you there!

Event might change/ be postponed in case of bad weather conditions
by Sea Shepherd New Zealand

Could New Zealand Provide Global Leadership?

Catalyst Trust Queenstown
Wednesday, August 7,  6 PM – 8:30 PM

Can our small Pacific nation have an impact on global issues? And if so – how, in what areas and based on what values or principles?

These are some of the questions we will discuss as part of a community workshop co-hosted by Catalyst Trust and independent think tank, the New Zealand Alternative.

“There is a pressing need for progressive leadership on many fronts in the world and we believe New Zealand could provide it,” says NZA co-director Thomas Nash, who led the global campaign to ban cluster bombs and served on the board of the Nobel Prizewinning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

“Or should we just determine our foreign policy in terms of support for allies and its impact on trade?”

Catalyst Trust’s August 7 workshop is part of a nationwide conversation NZA will lead on how we could contribute to our quickly changing and interconnected world. Feedback will help inform NZA’s resultant publication.

The event will begin with a presentation from Mr Nash and his co-director, Dr Evelyn Marsters, a freelance Pacific research specialist. Dinner will be provided between their talk and the facilitated workshop for those who register for the event on Catalyst Trust’s Eventbrite page

Wednesday, August 7, 6-8.30 PM, The Rees Hotel Queenstown conference room, $5 koha at door. Please register (as seating and dinner will be limited to those who have done so) through Catalyst Trust’s Eventbrite page from one month prior. Please bring your tickets (printed, emailed or Eventbrite app).

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WORLD Queenstown – if you are a passionate and experienced sales person excited by the WORLD brand and looking for a challenging role within a tight knit team please email through with CV and Cover letter to:

Insight Roofing Ltd
Employment avilable for two hammer hands
Construction experience prefered
Tools supplied
Potential sponsorship for the right people
Above award wages

The Chop Shop is looking for new team members!

1:Full time Chef
2:Part time FOH for weekends (potentially be full time in a few months)
3:Full time FOH (NZ citizen or resident)

If you wanna be a part of crazy, fun and amazingly awesome team and not afraid of hard work, let us know about yourself with your CV to

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

Smith & Western are hiring

Sunday/Monday Retail Superstar wanted for our Queenstown Store!
Sales experience is required and a current work visa is necessary if you are not from NZ.
Please send CVs to
Or drop in to us at O’Connells Pavillion, Camp Street.

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

Full Time Property Management Staff and Cleaner.

招聘 全职/兼职 物业管理人员+清洁人员 







我们按时费率每周支付工作费用。 (税前每小时20紐幣)


Wanted: Full Time or Part Time Property Management Staff and Cleaner.

We are looking for someone to: Work when you are free. (We are flexible on the tasks).

Do accommodation cleaning (or willing to learn).

Basic admin skills for guests online inquires.

Can speak/read/write in English and Chinese.

Have his/her own car.

Preferably live in the Fernhill area.

We pay weekly at an hourly rate for work done. (Min $20NZD per hour before tax)

Please PM us for more details.


Experienced Reservations Agent – Luxury Market

Limousine Services Queenstown is the region’s premium limousine service provider.
Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional transfer services and touring experiences to our high-end clientele. Our reputation is highly regarded by agents
and direct customers around Queenstown and around the globe.
We are searching for a full time, exceptional Reservations Agent to join our busy team. Reporting to the Reservations Manager, you will be capable of doing extraordinary things to ensure our customers’ expectations are not only met but also exceeded.
The Role:
– Manage phone and email bookings from agents and direct customers and ensure an exceptional experience is delivered
– Our trips are often complex and bespoke. You’ll need to be able to clearly communicate all trip information to driver-guides
– Our customers have high expectations. You’ll manage all bookings accurately with an eye for detail and flawless professionalism
– Maintain the company’s culture of professionalism, discretion and outstanding customer service
– Each day will be different. Some days you will need to self-manage, some days you will assist the Ops Manager or driver-guides
– The role is a full-time position and long days, weekends and public holiday work may be required
– You must have a full New Zealand driver licence
Your Skills:
– Previous experience in reservations and/or the tourism industry
– Outlook to an advanced level
– Exceptional written and spoken communication
– You know Queenstown and the surrounding sights and activities like the back of your hand
– You are a problem-solver who has the maturity and common sense to make decisions confidently
– You can self-manage and prioritise requests when things get hectic
– You have the confidence to communicate with our high-end clientele and agents
– You are friendly, energetic and unflappable

We like to exceed expectations for our customers, so we like our people to do the same.
All applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Please send your application to
Applications close Friday 16 August 2019

Casual Registered Nurse – Lakes District Hospital

– On an ‘as and when required’ basis

Working on a casual basis in one of the most stunning parts of NZ, Lakes District Hospital has a
vacancy for a Registered Nurse. You will be responsible for providing a high standard of nursing care
to patients using your knowledge based practise and holistic nursing approach, in accordance with
quality and legislative requirements.
To be considered for this position you must be a Registered Nurse (or be eligible for registration) in
accordance with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. You must also have a
current Practising Certificate. You should be able to demonstrate your ability to work well as part of a
multidisciplinary team while having the ability to work autonomously. It is desirable that applicants
have a minimum of three years post graduate experience in Emergency Department nursing.
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: Thursday, 8 August 2019.
To apply
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

Casual Medical Radiation Technologist – Lakes District Hospital (Queenstown)
– On an “as and when required” basis
An exciting opportunity awaits for a qualified and experienced Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT)
to join our team at Lakes District Hospital on an “as and when required” basis.
This role is based in General X-Ray and you will be required to conduct Diagnostic Medical Imaging
examinations in a safe and professional manner. Our new state of the art CT Scanner is also up and
running which is part of the new upgrade at Lakes District Hospital. You’ll be required to liaise with
staff and patients within the Hospital and wider Southern DHB so good communication skills are
essential. You will need to have a focus on quality and professionalism and be able to work
To be considered for this role you must be a qualified MRT, be registered with the Medical Radiation
Technologist Board (MRTB) and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate (APC).
In return we offer you the opportunity to work in an inspiring environment with a great team of
supportive, dedicated staff.
Closing date: Sunday, 11 August 2019.
To apply
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

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