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Transport The fourth meeting to discuss the need for Wakatipu to develop and implement a travel demand management plan (TDMP) was held on Tuesday this week. The consultants employed by NZTA to write a TDMP have concluded their report and recommendations. This has not yet been published but will be made available for review in due course. NZTA management is now considering whether it is appropriate for full or partial implementation...
Next Wednesday, 18 September from 9 a.m. to noon, WWIN (Wanaka & Wakatipu Investment Network) and Startup Queenstown Lakes will host the Angel Association of New Zealand for their Angel Investing 101 course. The session will be led by Auckland-based investor Ken Erskine at the Sherwood Queenstown. The course will help learn the basics of becoming an angel investor and having an appreciation for the risk profile and mechanics of angel...
International Tourism numbers are facing a slowdown as global instability impacts. With International events driving uncertainty especially the Trade War between the US and China, Hong Kong unrest and Brexit are playing into the global economic fears, New Zealand is on the receiving end in the form of a slow down in international visitor arrivals. While QAC is reporting growth in international numbers this is predominantly Australian...
Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon - Race day Saturday 16 November 2019 #MEDALPERKS We’re inviting local Queenstown to work with the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon and celebrate the 11,000 runners by offering specials across the event weekend. To redeem the offers, runners need to flash their medals at your store. All #MedalPerk deals should reward runners’ achievements such as a free...
There will be two sections to the pre-election debate evening with a 'Q & A session for the Wakatipu candidates' from 5:30-6:30pm followed by a 'Mayoral debate' from 7-8pm.   Questions about local issues will be posed to the candidates on the night and members and guests are welcome to ask their questions from the floor. We look forward to seeing you all at the Debate for what promises to be an informative and...
After seven months of negative growth, August changed direction and delivered an 18% increase in job openings. The strongest growth came in the Food and Beverage and Accommodation sectors which jumped 35% where finding staff just got significantly harder. F&B and Accommodation always make up the largest share of job roles available but this month the increase saw it climb from 50% of all the job openings to 57%. The tourism sector...
We operate in a very competitive employment market. It's one where finding and retaining staff can be very challenging. Recruiting never ends in Queenstown with so many short-term visa driven employees in our workforce. When a number of employer roles are similar and the remuneration package doesn’t differentiate the roles, standing out from other employment opportunities can come down to employee benefits. Having a benefits...
2019 is supposed to be the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism  but it's not turning out that way. Arrivals from China are down 8.7% which is a decline of 35,000 visitors from last year. A number of tourism operators have banked on an increase and invested to take advantage of the upturn and some of these are both disappointed and struggling. There are many reasons but the top two are likely to be China’s slowing economy...
When job postings are made on the JobFix website not only is the job vacancy live 24/7 but it also reaches well beyond the Southern Lakes boundaries. When dealing with visa applications, one of Immigration NZ's main objectives is to ensure that Queenstown Employers are reaching as many New Zealanders as possible. JobFix achieves these criteria as the numbers from the last six months attest to. The statistics relating to the...
July was another slow month for job postings which was good news for employers who were looking for staff. Qualified candidate applications from advertised job postings were well above normal with a number of employers reporting the best candidate results in years. Overall the number of job openings was behind 2018 by 20%. 492 roles were advertised in July this year as against 593 in 2018.  Lower job numbers were partly because...
You asked - we listened.  Thanks to the feedback from our customers, we are happy to announce an extension to the expiry of the Standard and Executive packages on the JobFix website. When purchasing one of our job listing products , you may have noticed that that different options available allow you to post a varying number of jobs. These 'Job Posts', or credits, have to be used within a certain period of time or else they...
JobFix is adding its search capability and jobs to the Queenstown App as of late July. Queenstown Media Group, who promote and manage JobFix and The Queenstown App, have relaunched the Queenstown App on an entirely new platform this month. Moving to a new and local platform provides significantly enhanced opportunities for advertisers with improved navigation, increased speed of content delivery, and new content options that enable job...