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Queenstown Trading News, Issue #119, 27/08/19

Treat your Dad this Father's Day with NPD Fuel and Refresh Cafe!

Say thanks by shouting your Dad a free barista made coffee or cup of tea on us!

Make sure you spread the word to all the deserving Dads out there!

Only available this Father's Day - 1st September at NPD Frankton – Cnr of Ladies Mile Highway and
Hawthorn Drive, Queenstown.

Special conditions apply, not valid with any other offer.

2 for $100 deals on Hoods and pants at Stirling Sports Five Mile this week!

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:

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

It's been almost a year since the Queenstown community sent a very clear message to the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC). The vast majority do not support further airport expansion.

When the QAC then turned its sights on Wanaka the response was the same - except louder, bigger and even better organised.

So let's be clear here. The combined communities of Queenstown and Wanaka have spoken clearly. They've said a great big "No" to more airport expansion - at least until there is genuine consultation, better infrastructure funding and an authentic, truthful statement about where we are all heading in terms of climate change, sustainability and tourism being carefully curated as a quality, socially licensed element of our local economy.

We don't want tourism to be a brutal, corporate numbers game where the profits head out of town and leave only low wages and ghetto like worker accommodation behind. And yes Air New Zealand - that does include you in spite of your sometimes funny safety videos and the fact we are very proud to get on your black-ferned, koru-tailed planes when returning from overseas.

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Remarkable Labour – Queenstown are hiring for:
– Scaffolders
– Skilled Labourers
– Qualified Painters
– Qualified Tilers
– Qualified Plumbers
– Qualified Electricians

Apply today to or call 021 029 23342 to make an appointment.

The inaugural flight between Auckland and Invercargill is being heralded as a game changer. 
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Tourism needs communities - and we need to be proud of where we live.

So - on Monday, 10.00 am,  at an extraordinary council meeting this all comes to a head. The drama is pure Shakespeare - with irony, fate and destiny all playing a major part.

Jim Boult will be defined by how he plays Monday's showdown. The majority view seems to be that he's been a good Mayor, even a very good Mayor - he's got stuff done, including our $2 buses and an imminent bed tax. He's also been at the vanguard of moves to create affordable housing via the local housing trust and a very effective housing task force. But he's increasingly struggling with perceived or actual conflicts in terms of heading a major local tourism company and having a history that includes major construction projects and being CEO of Christchurch International Airport.

Mayor Boult has indulged in a bit of benign dictatorship. He's done it well and often committees just end up as talking shops. However it has left many councillors looking mute and ineffective. Monday is their chance to show us what they are made of. It's also a chance for Mayor Boult to lay aside the heavy weapons and show us that he can listen, really listen - as well as act.

At stake is almost everything that defines our community. Do we have a dignified future where we are in charge of our own destiny? Or are we to be the silenced inhabitants of a sad Disneyland where New Zealand sells the last remaining bits of our scenery, environment and culture for some short term cash that benefits only a few, already rich, corporate people in Auckland?

Profits and jobs are positive things - but greed along with the destruction of communities and our environment come at a price that nobody can justify.

The QAC and their boss Colin Keel have already made their position clear. They are not for changing. They are pro-growth - seemingly at any cost. Their strategy, communications and statements have shown no humility or sensitivity. They are not listening. Their board directors are not from here. It's too late for them to change, as such a seismic 180 degree pivot would have zero credibility.

It's not too late for our council or our Mayor. The two main airport lobby groups have served fair warning that the Mayor's handling of the airport debate may border on being illegal - and any procedural liberties will be pounced on with barristers.

How Jim Boult handles Monday will define him and us. We also need to hear substantial and intelligent input, and firm action, from the many mute councillors who have been conspicuous so far by their silence. It's election year and just jumping on a band wagon at the last minute won't cut it.

Let's hope this has a happy ending. War is not good for anybody.

In just over a year the council funded Startup Queenstown Lakes has made huge progress, with a national Tourism Tech summit today marking a new level of maturity and effectiveness.

As everyone knows, startups are tough. Investors are nervous putting money into unproven ideas and early stage entrepreneurs are often lacking in the techniques necessary to get new money into their businesses.

That's the role of Startup Queenstown Lakes. To give confidence to investors and help young businesses make successful business pitches for funding and development partners.

 Crux spoke this afternoon to Startup Queenstown Lakes CEO James Burnes about progress to date and the importance of today's summit.The event today was made up of exhibits from tech companies along with presentations from different players in the tech and start up space. It's hoped it will become a national event that will define Queenstown as a major focal point for development of tourism related technology.

The Chairman of the Trust that is behind Startup Queenstown Lakes is David Wallace. He told Crux that the synergy between tourism and tech was not necessarily a direct link.

"Somebody might work, for example, with the the concept of mountain climbing and ropes. It's not tourism, yet it has the tourism link to it. But you know, someone coming up with some new climbing concept or a new type of equipment. Those are the sorts of things that I think allow us to play to the strengths of Queenstown and Wanaka."

We asked David Wallace how he would score Startup Queenstown Lakes in its first year of operations.

"Look, I think we're progressing at about the right speed. You know, we are finding our feet and Rome wasn't built in a day but we are getting there. We are getting there slowly and it hasn't been smooth.  Actually framing what we can do has been the hardest part and trying to understand what's happening in the environment and trying to get things right. There's been a lot of thinking going into it and I don't think we're 100% of the way there. I think we're getting close."
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has agreed multi-year funding for the Startup Queenstown Lakes project.

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The Air New Zealand flight, which will touch down in Invercargill tonight, marks the first regional airport to host a regular jet service.

The airport was recently upgraded with a new baggage screening area and secure passenger department lounge ahead of the new flights.

Great South chief executive Ann Lockhart said the flights were a game changer for the region, with estimates an additional $11.3 and $12.5 million could be directly injected into the Southland region over the next three years.

"It's the start of an exciting new chapter for regional connectivity and signifies endless opportunities for Southland," Ms Lockhart said.

"The direct flights will make it more viable for people to consider Southland as a destination and give local exporters increased access to both the Auckland and international marketplace."

It had been a collaborative effort to make the jet service a reality, she said.

The timing of the flights - early morning flights to Auckland and a night flight back south, had the added advantage that many coming from Auckland would need to stay a night, Ms Lockhart said.

The service is expected to be offered five return flights a week, but Ms Lockhart said that could increase if there was a strong business case for more.

Invercargill Airport Limited general manager Nigel Finnerty confirmed at least 13 full-time and 16 part-time jobs have been created at the airport because of the new flights.

Air New Zealand's chief executive Christopher Luxon said in a statement that the Southland community had been asking for a direct service for some time, and this answers the region's aspirations for growth.

As well as supporting Southland's tourism ambitions, he said an extra 500 tonnes of goods a year will be able to be flown from Invercargill to Auckland.

The company's head of tourism and regional affairs, Reuben Levermore, said the flights are the culmination of a lot of work.

"There has already been a really enthusiastic response to the jet service from the Southland community and a lot of work has gone on to get the airport ready for our jet aircraft, to market the service, and to provide services and amenities for visitors to Invercargill," he said.

Ann Lockhart said the first flight to Invercargill would receive a Southland welcome when it landed at about 9.35pm.

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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 

Groups of 8 -20 people. Art Party runs for 1 - 1,15hrs approx. Times are arranged to suit your schedule.  
For more info please call 022 364 1127

 Local business up for sale

Active Attractions & Events has been in the Queenstown area for the last 10 years. A great local business valued by the community.
At many local events you will see ages from young to old having a blast on the many different attractions.
This would definitely suit a local who is integrated into the community with a passion to continue giving.
The business is being sold as a whole so you can jump straight in!
8 x bouncy castles
5 x blowers
1 x trailer
Upcoming bookings
Contact list 
Accounts for the previous year
027 676 6737

Coronet Peak & The Remarkables are looking for chefs, cooks and kitchen hands to start ASAP. 4-8 weeks work, includes ski pass and transport to and from work. Apply now, immediate start: email

GUIDES & DRIVERS WANTED with Paradise Ziplines

We are an eight line zipline course operating in a stunning gorge on Rees Valley Station, 10
minutes from Glenorchy, 1 hour from Queenstown. Bungy jumps are also being added here in the
near future!
For the 2019/20 season and beyond we are looking for enthusiastic zipline guides & drivers
who will bring:
– a passion for the outdoors and local region
– a professional but fun personality
– a responsible attitude to keeping our clients safe, cared for and engaged
– current first aid certificate preferred
– P class licence required for drivers and an advantage for guides
– Legal entitlement to work in New Zealand a requirement
– Paradise Ziplines participates in active drug and alcohol testing to ensure a safe workplace
in accordance with the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
In addition guides will bring:
– a head for heights and good physical fitness
– previous zipline guiding or outdoor guiding experience preferred
We will be employing both full time and casual guides and drivers for the summer season (mid Oct
– end of April) and beyond so if you’d like to be a part of this exciting, growing business get in
touch by emailing your details to

Xplosiv Supplements Queenstown are hiring!

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Xplosiv team.
You will be the store manager for our Queenstown store.

– Experience in the retail industry and sales preferred
– Good eye for detail and high level of accuracy
– Self motivated
– Honest and reliable
– Great customer service skills
– Interest in sport supplements and the fitness industry essential

If this sounds like you and you have a passion for the fitness industry and retail, please apply we would love to hear from you.

NZ residency or valid working Visa required

Please send us a cover letter and your CV to

New Arrowtown Restaurant – Hiring Now at Bendix Stables

  • Duty Manager
  • Wait Staff
  • Barista

Email Alice at

Call 03 409 8484

The Outpost is looking to grow our team!

Two roles available for immediate start

1. Stock Control Visual Merchandiser – Part-full time with Flexible hours

 Suit: A local super organised and attentive person who is tech savvy and has merchandise/display/ organisation experience.

2. Retail Duty Manager – full time

Suite: A bubbly, energetic and organised person with retail and sales experience

For more info Please email your C.V and cover letter to

Due to ever increasing workloads we are seeking qualified plumbers and also potential apprentices to join our small Company based in Frankton.
We carry out mainly new residential work, but also have a large maintenance clientele.
Competitive remuneration will be offered to the right candidate.
Please email for more information

Compass Group is the world’s leading foodservice company providing food and support services to clients and customers in the workplace, at schools and colleges, in hospitals, at leisure and in defence, offshore and remote locations. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, enthusiastic and energetic Full Time Chef de Partie to join our team at the stunning Air New Zealand Queenstown Lounge at Queenstown Airport. 

Reporting to the Head Chef, this key position, will be responsible for the preparation and presentation of the lounge menu cooking daily and most importantly providing a second to none experience to a large variety of airline passengers which use the lounge. This is a rare opportunity for a Chef de Partie to jump into a great team and work with them to continue building on the lounges current success to provide great service to the guests. 

As a successful applicant you will have: 

  • • 2-3 years’ experience as a Chef de Partie 
  • • Passion for preparing high-quality food 
  • • Team focused with great clear oral and written communication skills 
  • • Proven reliability 
  • • Ability to lead junior employees 
  • • Proactively assist BOH and FOH teams with food preparation and presentation 
  • • Experienced in time management and ensuring tasks are completed to schedule 
  • • Qualified with current food safety hygiene certificate 
  • • Understand forecasted cuisine production loading to ensure minimal wastage 
  • • Abide to our set monitored recipe parameters 

Wherever you choose to work within Compass, you can be sure to look forward to as much choice as we offer our customers. Not only will you have fun while you work, but all our roles offer opportunities to train and grow your skills. Our experienced teams and encouraging managers will offer you the support you need to take your career in new directions. 

If this sounds like you, please send through your application (CV & cover letter) to Luc Witters on or Recruitment on .


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:
The Store Manager
Outdoor H & J Smith
Remarkables Park

We’re looking for 1 or 2 people for some Promotional Work.
Job 1:
* Sat 7th September – Memorial Center Queenstown
* Pride Festival – working at the Propaganda White Party – (this is an LGBT+ event)
* Pay $25 per hour + a bottle of premium Broken Shed Vodka
* Working 8pm – Midnight
* Running the photo booth / drinks station from 8.30pm – 11.30pm
* The organisers have specifically said you must be comfortable with it being an LGBT+ event, where people will likely not be wearing much, any behaviour that is not values aligned with the event will be not tolerated.
Job 2:
* Vodka tastings at QT Duty Free arrivals
* Fri 30th & Sat 31st Aug 1pm – 5pm
* Thu 5th & Fri 6th Sept 1pm – 5pm
* Paid $100 per tasting (so if they do all 4 it will be $400)
Please email Dee –

Part Time Merchandiser role available with immediate start with CSM Ltd

We are looking for a hardworking, friendly, people person who interacts well with others. This role will suit someone who is organized and happy to work independently.
Duties will include:
– Filling stands
– Taking orders
– Presenting promotional information
– Ensuring displays are to planogram.
– Building and maintaining professional store level relationships
We currently have calls in the Queenstown area. We have between 6-10
hours a month available; you would be able to manage this time to fit
within your schedule.
As a member of our merchandising team you will need to have access to
your own vehicle and an up to date driver’s license. Uniform and
training will be provided.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ
work visa.
How to apply:
For further details or to discuss the role, please contact
Jodie on 021 744 373 or send through your CV and covering letter to

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

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