Ziptrek Ecotours stands among giants at Qualmark Awards

Manaaki whenua, Manaaki tangata, Haere whakamua. Caring for land and people has always been the path to the future for Ziptrek Ecotours. Two years ago Ziptrek became Queenstown’s first company to achieve zero carbon business status through Ekos, a carbon management entity helping organisations with minimise and offset to an international standard; but the journey began from Ziptrek’s inception all…

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Queenstown’s first Gin Garden set to open

Multi-award-winning distillery Broken Heart Spirits is gearing up to launch Queenstown’s first ever boutique gin tasting room.   Located in Arthurs Point, the Gin Garden will be centered around 12 award-winning, locally distilled Broken Heartspirits, a brand-new Oktoberfest-inspired lager and divine locally sourced, seasonal foods. Broken Heart Spirits owner Joerg Henkenhaf hails from Germany but has lived in New Zealand for 20 years. He developed…

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Authentic NZ ‘faces’ take out gold in international casting award

It was celebrations all round when Queenstown faces and personalities starred in an advertisement which took out gold in the casting category of the recent Asia Pacific film awards.  The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Awards are hotly contested every year, showcasing creativity and excellence across disciplines ranging from advertising and design to film and entertainment. Queenstown Casting Director Jackie…

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