July Feature

Beauty for Ashes


Beauty for ashes

new breed of Queenstown innovators emerges

Beauty has been emerging from the ashes of lockdown with Startup Queenstown Lakes now fostering a large number of exciting new business innovations locally.

Recently appointed new Chief Executive Officer Olivia Wensley says it’s been incredibly heartening to see the entrepreneurial spirit on which the Wakatipu was founded rise up in the midst of adversity.

Handpicked

This Month

MUST

Do

QT-Events
Podcast of the Month | Dolly Parton’s America
Podcast of the Month | Dolly Parton’s America 800 600 The Flyer Magazine

Podcast of the Month with Karolin Frohnert Dolly Parton's America Hosted by Jad Abumrad In this podcast Dolly Parton gives us a glimpse into her life by telling touching stories…

FROM THE COUCH TO THE COUNTRY
FROM THE COUCH TO THE COUNTRY 1500 1449 The Flyer Magazine

FROM THE COUCH TO THE COUNTRY‘GO LOCAL’ LIKELY TO  GO NATIONAL Queenstown tourism operator Nigel Hobbs has come up with a novel way to bolster local spending in local businesses…

Entertainment
JULY READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES
JULY READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES 1500 1000 The Flyer Magazine

July Readingwith Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries Adults’ Read Into the Forest: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness Dr Qing Li 615.8515 LI – (Frankton) Explore…

Pet Page | Are wild mushrooms poisonous to dogs?
Pet Page | Are wild mushrooms poisonous to dogs? 1500 1300 The Flyer Magazine

Ultimately, of course, it depends on the mushroom! The majority of mushroom-forming fungi in New Zealand are not poisonous, but it is extremely difficult to identify some species, and unknown…

MUST

Explore

New Chum Loop

This 7km walk is easily accessible from the Chinese Village in Arrowtown. Just park up and follow the river downstream, past the town centre until you get to a narrow bridge crossing the river. Once on the other side you should be at the start of Tobin’s Track, an access road leading up and away from the river.


with Shaun Vining

The Top 10 things I’ve learnt during Covid-19 levels:

All the words to the Moana movie and both Frozen movies.
That all the grandiose ideas I had while being on Level 4, were too grandiose.
My kids surprised me with their resilience and their willingness to see the good in a stringent lockdown period.
If I had to do it over again I’d still wear track pants every day.
That I now have a lot of grey hairs in my beard that were not there a year ago.

JULY

Weather

JULY AVERAGES

3.7°C

86.5 hours

56.6mm

25.7 days

RECORDS


Highest
Temperature

17.3°C

(1975)

Heaviest
Frost

-13.4°C

(1953)

Lowest
Temperature

-7.8°C

(1968)

Highest
Rainfall

182..4mm

(1951)

Highest
Sunshine

122.1 Hours

(1943)

Lowest
Rainfall

2.4mm

(1932)