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Queenstown Trading News, Issue #111, 02/07/19

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.
Warm up for Winter with another Hot Deal from MILLERS. Offering 20% OFF Windoware Honeycomb Blinds. Honeycomb Blinds represent some of the best insulating blinds in the market. These blinds provide energy efficiency and sound absorption properties to the home. Available in Translucent and Blockout Fabrics. Phone Rebecca today at Millers Home set up your FREE in Home consultation, Measure and Quote 021 224 0281.
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As the professional cabinet Manufacturer, we’re experts at listening to the desires of families to ensure that our cabinetry products meet your needs.
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“Your role is to protect our environment, not to ruin it. You may take it for granted, but it is my future.” This was 11 year old Luka’s message as he addressed today’s QLDC meeting, where a climate and ecological emergency was declared. 

The declaration means that the council accepts the science around our climate crisis and recognises the urgent need for action, agreeing to incorporate it into their decision making process. 

Luka’s was part of a massive public response, and the council chamber was packed with kids, placards and over 70 people urging QLDC to make the crisis declaration. The local Extinction Rebellion group were given ten minutes to address council, and spokeswoman Sonata McLeod delivered a powerful speech.

“We are now at 1.1 degrees. The chances of us staying under 2 degrees by the year 2100 is just 5%.  We are most likely to reach 3.5 degrees by then - this is unlivable, and this is within the lifetime of children alive now. We will face mass starvation, and human extinction is a possibility,” Ms McLeod told the room. 

“We know how to harness renewable energy, avoid waste, and encourage sustainable and active transport use. We have the technologies and the ingenuity. What we need now is leadership, the political will, and courage.” 

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.
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Winter is coming!

Make light work of all those jobs we love to hate

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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

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:

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

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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

Thursday's full council meeting in Queenstown will be a busy affair with climate change, a new community hub/Town Hall, parking permits, and night lighting for Skyline's luge all attracting attention.

Virtually the only item not to be the subject of a QLDC media release today is the question of our two airports.

Two items of considerable interest are buried in the very full agenda for June 27th.

  • A letter from the council to the airport corporation giving extensive advice on suggested changes to their all-important Statement of Intent.
  • A "tracked changes" version of the final QAC Statement of Intent showing what some people close to the project are calling "cosmetic changes."

The letter itself, dated April 9th, calls for greater clarity by the QAC over its plans for Wanaka, as well as the following points:

"Council wanted the airport to be clearer regarding its current direction on noise boundaries, terminal redevelopment, climate change, and the risks of over tourism. While all of these are wholly or directly the Airports responsibility, Council considered that without foreclosing on future dialogue, the Company should give it a clear picture of its “direction of travel” for the airport and its surrounding communities. The question of noise boundaries was discussed with you at length and the board has made it clear that commercially some ongoing adjustment is required to meet ongoing changes in demand. Council was consistently of the view that being more transparent in the SOI about those key issues was important, along with the commitment to strong community engagement through the relevant processes."

And then:

"The Council reaffirmed its expectation that while it expected the company to act in a competent commercial and profitable manner, it did not expect the company to pursue profit at all cost"

All of this - especially in the context of Mayor Jim Boult's Crux interview in which he said we should expect "some different numbers" to come out of the final QAC Statement of Intent - would suggest some big changes in the Final Version of the airport's Statement of Intent. But the Final Version has ended up looking a lot like the Draft Version, with some reductions in profit that could be attributed to the national tourism downturn that is already starting to bite.

Here's the Final Version of the QAC Statement of Intent with the changes from the draft version marked up. Can you spot any major differences that Crux may have missed?

Watch: Our May 21 interview with Jim Boult where he forecasts changes in the QAC's future plans.

Almost two years ago Queenstown mum Kamile Hood was technically dead at the Lakes District Hospital when she lost a massive amount of blood following the home birth of her son. In this raw and sometimes difficult to read account she describes exactly what happened, so that the state of our Southern Lakes public health services can hopefully be improved. Her survival depended on a rescue helicopter being able to fly during a period of local thunderstorms. 

Crux thanks Kamile for having the courage to tell her story.

On September 25th 2017 at 4am I gave birth to the most divine little boy Fénix at home in a birthing pool surrounded by candle light, essential oils, peaceful meditative music and love. With child number three I had achieved my perfect birth! 

While I held my baby in my arms floating in the pool, I kissed my husband. Hooray, he was out and he was perfect!

You think once you’ve birthed the baby all the hard work is done but no, not in this case. The worst was still to come. I remember asking the midwife how do you know if you're losing too much blood in the water and her answer was, rosé is ok but merlot is not. I started to panic slightly as the water was turning to a merlot red.

I jumped out of the pool and lay on the floor, after injections in my leg, and bubs at my nipple, to try and release the placenta, I remember yelling “No” as the midwives tried everything they could but it felt stuck, something wasn’t right!After a short while an ambulance was called and before I knew it, covered with a blanket my naked body lay on a stretcher in agonising pain, cold with rain on my face and feeling very faint, I was in and out of consciousness as I remember laughing at the ambulance staff, yelling why did you shut the farm gate, aren’t we in a rush here?

But then I don’t really remember the ride to the hospital.

I remember being in the hospital ward so confused, why was this placenta not coming out?

The very confused professionals that surrounded me seemed to have no idea what they were dealing with. I found out later I was a lucky 1 out of 50,000 women to have a uterine inversion, so the ‘giant placenta’ was actually my uterus prolapsing and exiting my body. By this stage I was losing a lot of blood, too much blood! I felt the urgent, necessary but very brutal actions of panicked staff trying to do anything they could to stop the rapid bleeding!

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HireKING Central Lakes is proudly South Island owned and operated and after only five years we have established ourselves as one of the leading construction and general hire companies in the South Island. We pride ourselves on offering quality equipment and competitive pricing without compromising service. Being named in the Deloitte 50 fastest growing companies in NZ and looking to expand our offerings in Central Otago, this is an exciting time to get on board.

We have a great opportunity for a Portable Toilet Servicer to join our busy team in our Cromwell branch. With a very driven and enthusiastic team behind the brand, we are looking for the right person to grow with and add to our team culture. Along with the required skills we are interested in individuals who place great value on customer experience, that have an eye for detail and enjoy being part of a hardworking and passionate team.

This role involves the following:

  • Servicing of our portable toilets for our construction and event based customers, with a high level of detail and efficiency required in the cleaning process
  • Focus on customer service and satisfaction
  • Actively recognise, support and promote H&S as a core business value
  • Supporting other branch staff with daily tasks as required

You will need experience and skills in the following:

  • A clean driver's license and proven track record
  • A high level of attention to detail with good time management skills
  • Willingness to take ownership and accountability
  • Ability to excel in a team environment and work unassisted

Some of our work falls over the weekend, being available to work on weekends will be a requirement, especially in our peak events season over the summer.

If you think you are the right fit for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to

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

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

Sales Consultant with Health 2000 (Queenstown)
Health and Sport Minded

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to helping people with
their health, sports nutrition and general well being? If so then you need to
talk to us.
You will be working in a retail environment, helping people of all ages and
giving guidance towards supporting their health and body – everything from
Vitamins to Sports Supplements.
The key responsibilities of this position includes:
– Creating on-going customer relationships through your skills and
– Building sales through focusing on KPI performance;
– Working towards individual and group targets which have bonus
– Completing in house continuing training programs;
– Sales training;
– Working in a team environment sharing knowledge to benefit the
Ideally you will have experience in the natural health industry as well as retail
sales, a naturopathic or nutritional qualification would be an advantage but not
Full training will be given to successful applicants, however a genuine passion
for the industry is a must. We have a fun and exciting environment for you to
work in with a competitive remuneration package including a sales incentive
The role will be part-time hours (51 hours a fortnight) and you should be
prepared to work weekends.
This is an exciting part-time position within our fast paced Health 2000 store in
Queenstown. So if this sounds like you then send us your C.V now!
Send Applications to: Store Manager – Jane Frooms Applications close 01.07.19


The Exchange are looking for a new Baker/Breakfast Chef to join our small, family orientated team.

Must have:

  • Have knowledge of modern cuisines and food trends and be able use own initiative to create fresh cabinet dishes daily
  • Experience working independently in a commercial kitchen
  • Passion for flavour and attention to detail
  • Valid visa/right to work legally in NZ
  • Ability to work under strict time frames to accommodate additional outside catering, such as morning tea, lunches etc
  • A sense of humour and like having fun at work

Apply in store or email:

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

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