Queenstown Convention Bureau News

Here you will find the latest Queenstown Convention Bureau news which includes everything from local conference and incentive product updates or enhancements to industry awards and announcements.

Blog posts from 2011

Talented Christchurch chef joins team at Heritage Queenstown

By Louise Jennis on 20 December 2011
When February’s Christchurch earthquake saw his hotel confined within the central Red Zone, it spelled the end of chef Adrian Lowrey’s 12-year career in the Garden City.

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Celebrating the Remarkable in Local Government

By Louise Jennis on 20 December 2011
All that is remarkable in local government will be celebrated and showcased next year with the inaugural Local Government New Zealand Wellbeing Awards.

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Queenstown Airport in top 10 best airport approaches in the world

By Louise Jennis on 8 December 2011
The approach to Queenstown Airport features among the 10 most stunning in the world. Placed seventh, the Airport was the only one in the Southern Hemisphere to make the international top 10.

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$17m sport facilities plan presented

By Louise Jennis on 27 October 2011
Proposed sports field, court and Queenstown Event Centre developments costing $17 million were yesterday presented to the Queenstown Lakes District Council as part of Lakes Leisure's master facilities plan 2011.

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NZ tourism showcased at world incentive travel expo

By Louise Jennis on 27 October 2011
Tourism New Zealand made another significant step towards growing the business events sector in New Zealand this month by sponsoring the New Zealand stand at IMEX America in Las Vegas during October 11-13.

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Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) staging a four-day conference in Queenstown

By Louise Jennis on 13 October 2011
Queenstown is to host one of the biggest groups of financial heavy-hitters it’s ever seen.

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Spring Bureau Remarks from the Queenstown Convention Bureau

By Kylie Brittain on 10 August 2011
Queenstown Convention Bureau's Quarterly News Update

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New Function Venue at Gibbston Valley Winery

By Kate Dear on 1 August 2011
Gibbston Valley Winery, iconic tourism and events destination in the heart of the ‘Valley of the Vines’, has a new, large format function space.

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Oaks Shores reopens restaurant 'Seasons'

By Kate Dear on 15 July 2011
Oaks Shores has repoened their onsite restaurant 'Seasons Restaurant'.

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Wai and Finz Restaurants reopen

By Kate Dear on 13 July 2011
Wai Restaurant on the Steamer Wharf and sister restaurant Finz Seafood & Grill, which is situated directly beside Wai, have been refurbished over the past month and are now open.

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 Queenstown conference and incentive

TSS Earnslaw Back in Action

By Kate Dear on 12 July 2011
Real Journey's TSS Earnslaw is back in action following her annual survey. This year she was on survey for 6 weeks and had all her front decking replaced, engineer room painted, and the fo’c’sle museum refurbished.

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New - Art Adventures Tour

By Kate Dear on 29 June 2011
Art Adventures is a creative experience where everyday is different and you fulfil a desire you have always held but never had the time to indulge.

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Ziptrek Ecotours Twilight Tours back for 2011

By Kate Dear on 16 June 2011
A fantastic pre-dinner activity for groups - Ziptrek Ecotours brings back, after a successful launch in 2010, its magical Twilight Tour.

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Queenstown operators head to MEETINGS 2011

By Kate Dear on 15 June 2011
From the 22nd-23rd of June 18 Queenstown operators and the Queenstown Convention Bureau will be representing our fabulous region at New Zealands premier Conference & Incentive tradeshow in Rotorua.

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Queenstown Hotel Name Change

By Kate Dear on 10 June 2011
A $4 million refurbishment is nearing completion at the Kingsgate Hotel Queenstown Terraces. From July 2011 the refurbished hotel will be known as the Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown, Lakeview.

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New Prime Private Dining Area

By Kylie Brittain on 24 May 2011
Prime Restaurant on the Queenstown waterfront has added a new private dining option to their range of function and conferencing products.

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Tatler Offers Rugby Options

By Kylie Brittain on 24 May 2011
This September and October there are likely to be many corporate events timed to coincide with Rugby World Cup matches. The private Spectator Room at Tatler is an ideal venue for meetings followed by dinner and live rugby coverage.

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Wine Cave Private Dinners

By Kate Dear on 24 May 2011
Join Gibbston Valley’s Executive Chef in a memorable and extravagant gourmet journey of outstanding food matched to perfection with award-winning wines.

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Sofitel = Exclusive Qualmark

By Kate Dear on 24 May 2011
The Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa has been admitted into the aspirational Exclusive accommodation category of Qualmark™ - New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance system.

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Snowshoeing From Highest Hut

By Kylie Brittain on 24 May 2011
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to sit on the summit of a mountain, sipping a glass of bubbles, while taking in the 360° views of Mt. Cook, Mt. Aspiring, The Remarkables & Lake Wanaka then read on...

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NZ's Most Remote Venue

By Kate Dear on 24 May 2011
Hollyford Track opens New Zealand’s most remote conference venue One of New Zealand’s greatest walks is offering business and corporate groups the chance to ‘go bush’ in style by opening a secluded West Coast lodge for the first time over winter.

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Mercure Wins At ACCOR Awards

By Kate Dear on 24 May 2011
Mercure Queenstown recently won two prestigious awards from ACCOR. The ACCOR NZ & Fiji Region Hotel of the Year 2010 and the ACCOR NZ & Fiji Restaurant and Bar award 2010.

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New Team Building Concept

By Kylie Brittain on 13 May 2011
HQ New Zealand has launched a new team building concept with a range of HQ Learning Journeys. The programmes consist of a set of activities and challenges inspired by the key conference themes.

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