The Otago region is located in the south of New Zealand’s South Island. Over 31,000 square kilometres is home to just 211,700 people – more than half of them living in the region’s main town, Dunedin.

Otago’s colonial history is one of progress and prosperity. The region was settled by Scottish immigrants in the late 1840s as an outgrowth of the Free Church of Scotland. The settlers were guided by principles that were unique for the time, including the rights of women and workers. Early settlers farmed sheep and planted fruit orchards in Central Otago, and the province remained something of a wild frontier. Then, in 1861, gold was discovered near the Tuapeka River. Miners descended on Central Otago en masse, which led to the formation of new towns including modern-day tourist mecca Queenstown.

Dunedin was, for a time, New Zealand’s largest and wealthiest city, built on the steadfast nature of its Scots settlers and the prosperity of the region’s gold rush. Said wealth allowed the region to invest heavily in public works which drew a rush of immigrant workers in the 1870s. Dunedin is home to New Zealand’s first university, Otago University, founded in 1869. The city’s largest industry today is tertiary education, and Dunedin is widely seen as a student town. Over 21% of its population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 50% greater than the national average. Visitors to Dunedin enjoy an array of arts and cultural events, as well as impressive historic architecture. New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle, is a popular tourist destination located 20 minutes from Dunedin.

Central Otago is known for its two major products: orchard fruit and award-winning wines. Its success in both is due in large part to the Central Otago climate’s extremes of hot and cold providing exceptional growing conditions. The region’s wine industry has exploded in the last 20 years in particular, with a more than tenfold increase in land under vine. The focus remains on quality wine rather than bulk production, and the region specialises in Pinot noir grapes and wine.

Otago is also home to the major tourist centres of Queenstown and Wanaka. Their proximity to several of New Zealand’s premiere ski fields, as well as magnificent scenery and a wide array of other outdoor recreation and tourism activities, bring a steady influx of visitors year-round from New Zealand and abroad. Queenstown in particular offers its visitors over 200 adventure tourism opportunities, as well as scenic tours, numerous festivals, and a base in the centre of the Central Otago wine region.

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A Taste of Central Otago

Join us for a unique evening which combines wine education, tasting & complimentary food pairings.
August 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor." - Sholom Aleichem
August 25, 2016

Future Queenstown TEDX-Style Salon

Wakatipu High School students deliver bite-sized talks on the important issues and possible paths ahead for our community. Prepare to be challenged and informed.
August 23, 2016

Hospital upgrade still distant

It is the latest in a long line of reports, strategic plans and advisory groups that have given Wakatipu residents hope of a major upgrade for their ageing, under-equipped hospital.
August 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde
August 18, 2016

Drone scare at airport

The pilot of an Air New Zealand A320 aircraft carrying 153 passengers was forced to carry out a ''go-around'' when approaching Queenstown Airport yesterday to avoid a possible collision with a drone.
August 17, 2016

Father's Day 2016

Father's Day is just around the corner and it is the perfect time to celebrate and give them a treat. Make your fathers feel special by treating them to some fun-filled activities. Create happy moments, bring a smile to their faces and show them how you appreciate their hardwork. Let them know they are loved by bringing them into these up and coming activities:.
August 15, 2016

Good things being said about Good Company Tours

My son & I booked Good Company Tours when we visited Dunedin on board the Celebrity Solstice in Nov 2013. We boarded a mini-bus at Port Chalmers without any waiting and enjoyed a short drive into the city centre. On the recommendation of our tour guide/driver Richard, we visited the Settlers Museum and various other city attractions before meeting up with Richard at 2pm for a terrific & comprehensive bus tour around Dunedin, from the Otago Peninsular, through the university, to Baldwin St , past historic schools & buildings & up to a look out before heading back to the ship .Richard was full of amusing anecdotes about Dunedin's history. We enjoyed the tour so much that when we returned to Dunedin only 11 days later on the Solstice, we booked again and added in a visit to Olveston House - just as enjoyable the second time!!!! - Gaimont
August 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." - Will Rogers
August 11, 2016

Wild weather set to slam north

Thunder, giant hail and heavy rain are expected to pummel the tip of the country for the next two days as a warning is issued for northern New Zealand.
August 9, 2016

Another excellent review for Pioneer Group

"Recently we purchased a Compact 150 baler from Pioneer to reduce waste and also our carbon footprint. Dealing with Arne and Peter was very easy and they were very accommodating to our requirements. The compact baler is perfect for our operation and so far we have been very impressed with its performance. We had trialled a baler from another company and the Pioneer far surpassed it with price, compaction and the size of the finished bale. The machine was delivered with no fuss and the setup was very simple. We have not had any trouble with this machine and it is a welcome addition to our warehouse equipment." - Mamuel
August 7, 2016

Kelvin Cruickshank Soul Food

With the outstanding success and popularity of the award winning series "Sensing Murder", Kelvin has literally been swamped with people wanting to see him.
August 7, 2016

Five killed in horror crash named

Five coolstore workers killed in a horror crash between a car and truck near Katikati are being remembered as "fine young men".
August 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul." - Henry Ward Beecher
August 3, 2016

NZ Craft & Design Show

The Bringing to life Craft and Design in New Zealand in a pop up exhibition for buyers of great aesthetic.
August 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

"People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining." - Stephen Hawking
July 28, 2016

Spate of crashes on icy Queenstown roads

Motorists in the Wakatipu Basin are being urged to be very careful on the roads this morning as black ice is widespread in the area.
July 26, 2016

NZ Craft & Design Show

The Bringing to life Craft and Design in New Zealand in a pop up exhibition for buyers of great aesthetic. Get excited about shopping with ethical suppliers, design, craft, art and object artists
July 24, 2016

No apologies for 1080 use

The era of protesting against the use of 1080 needs to stop, the Conservation Minister says.
July 21, 2016

Another excellent review for Sweet as a Nut

Hi Scott and Rachel, I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you very much for catering our function on Thursday night. The food was delicious, and your staff, headed by Nick were very organised, helpful and professional. Many delegates commented on how much they enjoyed the food and the evening (myself included!). So thank you again, you did a fantastic job! Thanks Stephanie
July 20, 2016

Female Sexual Anatomy & Pleasure

This is clothes on / hands off event and offers a safe and respectful space to explore some of the things that you have always wondered about but never had the chance to discuss. The evening will include a presentation, some practical exercises to take home and plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion.
July 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present." - Jim Rohn
July 18, 2016

MBN - My Business Network: Christchurch South

Networking events for business owners and operators, based on building relationships. Make new connections get to know, like & trust them. Do more business and grow your business.
July 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vince Lombardi
July 12, 2016

Lake health not well understood: researcher

A leading US limnologist (lake researcher) says while New Zealand takes biosecurity seriously, we do not have an adequate understanding of the health of our lakes.
July 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

"True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
July 7, 2016

Mainfreight criticised over chemical incident

A trucking company has been criticised for its lack of health and safety concern after a chemical incident in Queenstown earlier this year.
July 6, 2016

The Science of Us

This four-part documentary series produced by Razor Films, on the Dunedin Study will chronicle some of the research findings resulting from 40 years of research. The series will be shown consecutively over four Sundays in July.
July 4, 2016

New course test for dogs and owners

A new course for Dog Derby competitors created a lot of heavy panting at The Remarkables ski area yesterday.
June 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." - Maya Angelou
June 28, 2016

International Food Design Conference & Studio

The International Food Design Conference and Studio 2016 celebrates “The Human Touch’ applied throughout the food chain.
June 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

"The most important thing in the world is family and love." - John Wooden
June 23, 2016

Housing NZ quitting Queenstown

Housing New Zealand has an "exit strategy'' from Queenstown because of low demand for social housing in the resort.
June 22, 2016

International Food Design Conference & Studio

The International Food Design Conference and Studio 2016 celebrates “The Human Touch’ applied throughout the food chain.
June 20, 2016

Hotel 'a long time coming'

The opening of a hotel at Remarkables Park Town Centre has been described as the beginning of an era by Remarkables Park chief executive Alastair Porter.
June 16, 2016

Another excellent review for St Clair Corner

"St Clair Corner has been our daughter's ‘home away from home’ since she was five months old. Both Centres have offered her wonderful opportunities to learn and grow. As parents we couldn’t be happier with the quality of care she has received; we continue to be impressed by the Centres emphasis on learning through play and her exposure to new experiences. Our daughter’s love of the indoors is nurtured by staff who care about her; she has heaps of fun and looks forward to going there every day." - Anna
June 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
June 14, 2016

The Dunedin Midwinter Swing Festival - Midwinter Ball

Dunedin’s very own Midwinter Swing Festival will warm your cockles in the coldest of months.
June 12, 2016

One family’s departure expected to cut crime

The departure from Wanaka of a single family is expected to improve the town's crime statistics.
June 9, 2016

Quote of the Day

"True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
June 8, 2016

The Beach Market Dunedin Mid Winter Birthday Bash

2 days, over 2 floors, over 60 fantastic market Stall holders, bringing together thousands of products as diverse in variety as our community itself. All in one place, this year the Beach Market Birthday Bash will be in full swing. With Giant games from Jumping Jacks Entertainment, spot prizes, and a few surprises, you won't want to miss this one.
June 6, 2016

$60m gondola upgrade unveiled

kyline Enterprises' $60 million upgrade of its flagship Queenstown operation, the gondola complex on Bob's Peak, announced yesterday, is one of the most significant and challenging projects in the resort's history.
June 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. " - Rabindranath Tagore
May 31, 2016

Awesome comments for Clean Az

"We employed Clean Az again to clean all the carpets recently in our hotel. We always find Clean Az prompt, super efficient and Chris is extremely thorough with his carpet cleaning. Clean Az is very competitive with their pricing & you can call them at any time & they come regardless what the job is to do. We would recommend Clean Az to be your next Carpet Cleaning Company" - Nathan
May 26, 2016

'Significant flaws' in proposed plan

A Queenstown lawyer says there are "significant flaws'' in the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed plan which might have ramifications for rural development in the Wakatipu Basin.
May 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." - Leo Tolstoy
May 25, 2016

Steampunk Fashion Show - Crohns & Colitis NZ

This is a black tie charity event to raise funds for Crohns and Colitis NZ. Our goal is to raise enough to send at least 5 Dunedin Kids with Crohns Disease or Ulcerative Colitis to the annual IBD Kids camp - Camp Purple Live.
May 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." - Wayne Dyer
May 19, 2016

Music Saturdays

Come along and support these awesome musicians. Music for all ages and all genres.
May 17, 2016

Some great feedback Apollo Electric NZ

We employed Apollo Electric to sort out some faulty Variable Speed Drives on our boiler plant. Service was prompt and very efficient. Staff were informative and competent, they had the VSDs repaired and back in service without disruptions to our plant. - Andrew
May 15, 2016

Govt may step in over consents

The Minister of Building and Housing says he will not rule out government intervention if the Queenstown Lakes District Council cannot fix deficiencies in its building consent department.
May 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." -Lyndon B. Johnson
May 12, 2016

Building control concerns at QLDC

There are "substantial issues'' within the Queenstown Lakes District Council's building control department and the Crown entity responsible for building control authority accreditation has "significant concerns''.
May 11, 2016

YAMI Sounz Summit

Yami is back! It stands for Youth & Adults in the Music Industry, and is a weekend of music workshops, seminars and showcases for anyone aged 10 to 110 years.
May 9, 2016

Pressure on car park remains

A solution to the overcrowding of the car park at the foot of the Department of Conservation's Roys Peak track above Mt Aspiring Rd appears still to be some way off.
May 5, 2016

Dunedin Waste Free Parenting Week Event

Waste Free Parenting Week - $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs at this event!! This week is about educating the parents of New Zealand about how the choices they make will have an impact on our environment.
May 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

"There is nothing impossible to him who will try." -Alexander the Great
May 2, 2016

Nook & Cranny Music Festival

In partnership with dunedinmusic.com, the Mentalist Collective, and with the support of Strawberry Sound, the Dunedin Public Libraries are bringing you this music festival to launch New Zealand Music Month.
April 28, 2016

Major changes mooted for airport

More land, more runway, more hangars, more passengers, bigger fees and a change of ownership are in the wind for Wanaka Airport.
April 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." -Lyndon B. Johnson
April 24, 2016

Crash damages historic Queenstown bridge

The historic Edith Cavell Bridge at Arthurs Point, near Queenstown, was left with "significant damage" yesterday after a motorist crashed into the side of it, Queenstown police say.
April 21, 2016

Wild Dunedin - Festival of Nature

A festival for everyone to discover and explore Dunedin’s natural history, from the high lands to the high seas. (Ki uta ki tai). Festival organisers want locals and visitors to join them and celebrate our beautiful coastline, beaches, night skies and incredible wildlife.
April 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort." -John Ruskin
April 18, 2016

Community Native Planting Day - Wakatipu Reforestation Trust

Come and help plant native plants around the Wakatipu Basin at a community planting day!
April 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." -Thomas Jefferson
April 12, 2016

Luggate sludge station stalled

Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District Council staff are working on a plan that could lead to all the region's sewage sludge being converted into fertiliser on one site. But, as Mark Price reports, that could leave a QLDC proposal for a Luggate sludge plant high and dry.
April 10, 2016

Tree avenue may be saved

A row of 29 trees, on the Ladies Mile property of the late Bill Walker, were meant to be felled in February because they were growing into power lines.
April 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. " -Josh Billings
March 31, 2016

Queenstown’s poverty, homelessness highlighted

Beneath the ‘‘veneer'' of Queenstown's moneyed label was a different reality for many, including homelessness, attendees at a poverty workshop in the town heard yesterday.
March 29, 2016

Pat Farry Trust Fun Run & Walk

Get your running and walking shoes ready! The 2016 Pat Farry Trust Fun Run & Walk is coming to Dunedin.
March 27, 2016

Saddled-up sightseers on a South Island tour

Three women and six horses left reality behind in November last year.
March 22, 2016

Quote of the Day

"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." -Lucius Annaeus Seneca
March 13, 2016

Wanaka A&P Show

The Wanaka A&P Show is one of New Zealand’s largest agricultural and pastoral events, attracting more than 35,000 people each year.
March 9, 2016

Track & Field Championships & Olympic Trial

New Zealand's best athletes battle it out for national supremacy and for some the rights to wear the coveted Black Singlet at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Established stars and the best emerging talent will compete in over 20 different events and 3 full days of action. More details to come...
March 3, 2016

New 'resident' settles in

A new figure is gracing the grounds of the Aspiring Lifestyle Retirement Village.
March 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." -Robert Frost
February 28, 2016

OUSA International Food Festival

The OUSA International Food Festival is a veritable melting pot of amazing cuisines served up by our cultural clubs and a few infamous local vendors. With over 20 stalls and a selection of lively local music, the atmosphere at this night market is phenomenal! This is a community event, family friendly and everyone is welcome!
February 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." -Rabindranath Tagore
February 24, 2016

Toxic algae advice 'reasonable'

Public Health South has added its voice to warnings over toxic algae in the Cardrona River that caused the death of two dogs.
February 22, 2016

Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, and traditionally ends the Chinese New Year period.
February 18, 2016

Multipronged approach to housing crisis

Short-term worker hostels, government-subsidised affordable houses and penalising land-bankers are ideas being offered to solve Queenstown's housing crisis.
February 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

"A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years." -Rupert Brooke
February 14, 2016

Hotel need 'tarnishing’ destination

Queenstown's hotel shortage might be tarnishing New Zealand's reputation as a tourist destination.
February 11, 2016

Clutha District Council building evacuated after acid spill

Staff experiencing headaches and nausea were evacuated from the Clutha District Council building in Balclutha after an acid spill was discovered on Thursday morning.
February 10, 2016

Thieves' Alley Market Day

Browse over 250 stalls filled with creative works, gifts and delicious treats from around New Zealand at the annual Thieves’ Alley Market Day.
February 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
February 8, 2016

Hilux New Zealand Rural Games

The second annual Hilux New Zealand Rural Games, a celebration of ‘sports that built the nation’, take place on Queenstown Recreation Ground next Waitangi weekend, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 2016.
February 4, 2016

Pedestrian street trial begins

Vehicles will be banned from part of a downtown Queenstown street starting today.
February 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Nothing will work unless you do."
January 31, 2016

Film: Plastic Paradise

Join us for a re-screening of the documentary film by journalist Angela Sun that explores the use of plastic. What will you do the next time you buy a throw away plastic water bottle?
January 28, 2016

Roaring Meg track closed for safety

A Central Otago walking track used for centuries has been closed to the public.
January 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
January 25, 2016

Huey Lewis and The News, REO Speedwagon & Melissa Etheridge

Three of rock’s supreme heavy weight artists confirm dates for New Zealand as part of the Summer Concert Tour January 2016. Huey Lewis and the News, REO Speedwagon & Melissa Etheridge all bring their original line ups in an unmissable day at the Gibbston Valley Winery! Returning after last year’s huge success, and playing to a crowd of over 15,000, Gre
January 21, 2016

QAC told to prove safety case

The Environment Court has directed the Queenstown Airport Corporation to prove the safety case for its long-sought expansion on to privately owned land known as "Lot 6''.
January 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Trust, but verify."
January 17, 2016

Cherry Chaos

The call is out for entries for Teviot Valley’s second annual fruit fight. An event that is bigger and better than ever, it celebrates the cherry season and especially targets the summer influx of seasonal workers to the region.
January 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
January 13, 2016

$100,000 of damage to ski building

Severe winds battered the Remarkables Ski Area's new base building at the weekend, shattering dozens of windows and causing at least $100,000 worth of damage.
January 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

"The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation."
January 7, 2016

UB40 Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour

UB40, ft original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, are bringing the Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour to Waitiri Creek at Gibbston, near Queenstown on Friday 15 January 2016. Iconic Kiwi artists Jason Kerrison and Herbs will be the support acts.
January 5, 2016

Central Otago-Lakes properties soar

The average asking price for a Central Otago-Queenstown Lakes district home went above $800,000 last month, setting a record, data from a property website says.
January 3, 2016

Christmas Family Chill-Out Zone

Celebrate Christmas at Toitū with traditional and sea-themed crafts, dress-ups and toys in the NZR Foyer.
December 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

"It is well to think well; it is divine to act well."
December 21, 2015

Ban 1080 member convicted on firearms charge

A man who stood for the Ban 1080 party in the last general election has been convicted on a firearms charge.
December 20, 2015

Tide of opposition to building by lake

The number of public submissions against the proposed watersports building on the Lake Wanaka foreshore outweighs those in favour by more than two to one so far.
December 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

"I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help - and God's."
December 16, 2015

Counterpoint Presents: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Get inside the creative process with the Young Dramatics Society of Riggleston High School as they prepare for their end of year Christmas show.
December 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall."
December 8, 2015

'Appalling' behaviour by tourist

The behaviour of a young American tourist on Queenstown's waterfront yesterday prompted four complaints to the police from members of the public.
December 6, 2015

Giullare in concert

An evening of song in the beautiful surrounds of the Port Otago Gallery.
December 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
December 1, 2015

Work starts on Kawarau Falls bridge

Minister of Transport Simon Bridges turned the first sod and planted a kowhai tree at the new bridge site this morning, celebrating the start of the $22 million project.
November 30, 2015

Celebrate St Andrews Day Public Event

The Dunedin / Edinburgh Sister City group presents Celebrate St Andrews Day and Dunedin’s Scottishness in the Upper Octagon / Octagon Lawn Saturday Nov 28th. Come all ye to this free public event 10 am-4 pm .
November 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."
November 25, 2015

Glacier mission still too dangerous

Crews are again unable to get on to Fox Glacier to continue the recovery operation after a helicopter crash which killed seven people at the weekend, but are hoping for better conditions tomorrow.
November 23, 2015

Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon

An international running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options. Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region including Millbrook resort, Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens and finishing in the heart of Queenstown itself.
November 19, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence."
November 17, 2015

Queenstown displays its sympathy

A Queenstown hotel was lit with the Tricolour last night as the resort showed solidarity with Paris after 129 people died in terrorist attacks.
November 15, 2015

Cromwell Street Party, Market and Fireworks Night

A chance to go shopping, enjoy a meal and watch fireworks from Cromwell's iconic Heritage Precinct. The Les Richardson trio will be jazzing up the evening and there will be a bouncing castle and other activities for children. Come along and enjoy a night of family entertainment.
November 12, 2015

Quote of the Day

"A place for everything, everything in its place."
November 10, 2015

Queenstown school leavers jump at the opportunity

This is how you graduate high school in Queenstown - a 43m drop on the end of a Bungy cord.
November 8, 2015

Egmont Ensemble - Royal Over-Seas League Queenstown

The New Zealand branch of the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSLNZ) is a self-funded and non-profit Commonwealth organisation committed to supporting New Zealand musicians and artists at the onset of their careers through a programme of scholarships and performance opportunities.
November 5, 2015

Quote of the Day

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
November 4, 2015

'Game-changer' - $17m upgrade for airport

Queenstown Airport will move another step closer to night flights, when work on a $17 million runway and lighting upgrade begins this week.
November 2, 2015

Down to Earth: Queenstown Wine Trail Food & Wine Sampler

Let us deliver an unforgettable taste of wild sophistication in the heart of the Central Otago’s wine region.
October 29, 2015

Quote of the Day

"We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe."
October 27, 2015

Tourist levy bid backed

Plans to petition the Government to consider a much-discussed visitor levy in Queenstown are gathering steam, Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley said.
October 25, 2015

Queenstown JazzFest Festival 2015 Pass

2015 Queenstown JazzFest - Friday 23rd to Monday 26th October. 4 days of fantastic music, in excess of 50 events and over 80 performers.
October 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

"The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed."
October 21, 2015

Spike in fire danger across Otago

A spike day sees the fire danger move from moderate to extreme across the Otago region, the Otago Rural Fire Authority said in a Facebook post this morning.
October 19, 2015


Rocktober 2015 – A Series of rocking gigs showcasing the best of bands found in the Demon Energy Battle of the Bands National Championship and other favourite NZ bands
October 15, 2015

Quote of the Day

"A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be."
October 13, 2015

German tourist's woes deepen

A German tourist arrested in Wanaka for assaulting a police officer found himself in more hot water when marijuana was discovered on him, police say.
October 11, 2015

Time Stands Still

Time Stands Still focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent, who return to Brooklyn and find themselves trying to find balance and happiness after being scarred – physically and emotionally – while covering conflicts in the Middle East.
October 8, 2015

Quote of the Day

"I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world."
October 7, 2015

Slippery conditions contributed to death

Conditions on a popular South Island mountain where an American man fell to his death yesterday could have been "quite icy" at the time.
October 5, 2015


We're off to Oktoberfest and you're invited all weekend long!
October 1, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings."
September 29, 2015

Car catches fire in Wanaka

A car caught fire shortly after pulling into the Dungarvon St car park in Wanaka yesterday morning.
September 27, 2015

Quote of the Day

"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy."
September 25, 2015

Melocasa 3

Melocasa 3. Ya dig?
September 23, 2015

Cutting red tape one focus of plan

Cutting red tape to make it easier and cheaper for some types of development in Queenstown Lakes are some of the key changes to the council's proposed district plan.
September 21, 2015

The Warratahs

Kings of the road, titans of country soul, brothers of the back beat; The Warratahs will be celebrating the release of their new album at Brydone Hotel Friday 18th September.
September 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. "
September 15, 2015

Uneasy truce in battle for the high ground

Simmering tensions between Queenstown's outdoor enthusiasts and leaseholders of alpine land have boiled over more than once this year. Following a public meeting called last month to solve the issues, Guy Williams looks at whether it has succeeded.
September 13, 2015

A Murder is Announced

The Hits and Remarkable Theatre bring to life a classic Agatha Christie murder mystery
September 10, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself."
September 9, 2015

Queenstown trail back on track

A key section of the Queenstown Trails cycle network has reopened after repairs to rain damage.
September 7, 2015

Counterpoint Presents: The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare's classic tale of greed, love and vengeance comes careening in to the modern world in Counterpoint's production of the Merchant of Venice, directed by Alison Embleton. Experience timeless themes and characters in an accessible, modern setting, in the language of the original text.
September 2, 2015

Quote of the Day

"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself."
September 1, 2015

Drink driving cases irk police

Police are expressing disappointment after picking up four alleged drink drivers in Queenstown over the weekend.
August 30, 2015

Jam Night

Join us in our cosy restaurant by the fire as we share our passion for music, recreating old favourites and trying out new songs. Bring your own instruments (or use some of ours), your voice, a good spirit and some song suggestions. You don't have to be a perfect performer, just enthusiastic :) Free snacks for those participating and $5 glasses of wine on offer.
August 27, 2015

Quote of the Day

"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love."
August 26, 2015

Meeting over access disputes

A meeting to discuss recent conflicts between outdoor enthusiasts and skifield operator NZSki will be held in Queenstown tonight.
August 24, 2015

Women Uncovered

Get a group of your favourite girls together and get ready for a night of fun with fashion designer Tamsin Cooper and radio host Nicky Rennie.
August 20, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Either you run the day or the day runs you."
August 19, 2015

Families propose retirement village

Land once earmarked for a multimillion-dollar development by a Wakatipu farmer is now pegged for a retirement village.
August 17, 2015

The Arcee LP Release Party

Female Rapper Arcee is releasing her debut album and it is set to turn Aotearoa hip hop on it’s head.
August 13, 2015

Quote of the Day

"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future."
August 11, 2015

Code of practice for tourist drivers finalised

A code of practice has been finalised to better screen and educate tourist drivers before they hire a vehicle in New Zealand.
August 9, 2015

Raise the Roof - Fundraising Concert

Dhargyey Buddhist Centre fundraising concert featuring performances by Paul Ubana Jones, Delgirl and Tiny Pieces of Eight.
August 6, 2015

Crazy Fact!

There is an Official Wizard of New Zealand.
August 5, 2015

Alert over whooping cough

Sixty-six possible cases of whooping cough have been notified to Public Health South and the vast majority are in Wanaka and Hawea.
August 3, 2015

Quote of the Day

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
July 30, 2015

Elite6 Business Networking

Hi, I’m Lana Christensen the facilitator for the Elite6 Queenstown since August 2014.
July 28, 2015

Second body found in search for trampers

Te Anau police have confirmed a second body has been found during the search for two missing Canadian trampers.
July 26, 2015

Crazy Facts!

Filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy pumped roughly $200,000,000 into the New Zealand economy.
July 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
July 22, 2015

Wind and gloom disrupt flights

Strong winds and poor visibility disrupted flights in and out of Queenstown Airport yesterday.
July 20, 2015

Darren Watson & Matt Langley - Shoot Your Television Tour

Wellington blues musician Darren Watson and Dunedin alt-folk/country troubadour Matt Langley are teaming up to encourage people to 'shoot their televisions', get their thumbs off their smart phones, and check out some of New Zealand's finest original music live in concert this winter.
July 16, 2015

Liability for drain problem disputed

A storm is brewing over flooding issues at an exclusive Queenstown subdivision.
July 15, 2015

Quote Of the Day

I've heard that I'm 'the future of tennis.' But that's all just random stuff.
July 15, 2015


Building Supplies and Products Otago

ABS Sandblasting & Spray Painting


Your sandblasting, galvanising and spray painting experts in Dunedin and throughout Otago.

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Mike Creedy Building


Specialising in new builds and quality renovations for residential and light industrial

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30th August, 2016 - Otago
Painters Otago

Platinum Paints Dunedin Ltd


Automotive paint PPG Platinum distributor and supplier across and throughout Otago.

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30th August, 2016 - Otago
Auto Repairs Otago

Brownlie & Scoles


Providing professional services all across the lower South Island for commercial truck collision repairs

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30th August, 2016 - Otago
JoineryKitchen Design Otago

Kitchens Revamped


Want your perfect kitchen but not sure how to start? We've got the solution for you! Turning design into creation for residential and commercial kitchens.

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29th August, 2016 - Otago
Cleaners Otago

Sudz Laundry


Providing personal and commercial laundry services throughout the Dunedin region.

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28th August, 2016 - Otago
Roofing and Roof Coatings Otago

Dunedin Roofing Systems Ltd


For quality new roofs, re roofing services, roof repair and skylight installation in the Dunedin area.

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28th August, 2016 - Otago

Clean Az


Exceptional cleaning services in the Otago region with the experienced team at Clean Az.

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27th August, 2016 - Otago
Catering Otago

Sweet as a Nut


You can always depend on Sweet as a Nut, for great tasting food and prompt, friendly services.

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25th August, 2016 - Otago
CurtainsPainters Otago

Curtains, Paint & Wallpaper Company Ltd


Specialty interior decorating store Mosgiel, Dunedin

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24th August, 2016 - Otago
Electrician Otago

Ross Whitburn Electrical


Electrician in Dunedin, Otago for residential and commercial electrical repairs, installation and testing

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23rd August, 2016 - Otago
Window Tinting Otago

Window Tinting Queenstown


Queenstown’s Residential and Commercial Window Tinting Specialists

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23rd August, 2016 - Otago
Security Services Otago

Coastal Security Services


Security services for personal, commercial and residential purposes as well as events in Otago.

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22nd August, 2016 - Otago
Business products and services National



Nationwide delivery provided overnight for our range of print finishing supplies and products.

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31st August, 2016 - National
Storage National



Storage technology and shelving systems for businesses in New Zealand. Offers global distribution.

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31st August, 2016 - National
Food products National



Gluten-free mixes, baking powder, recipes & more...

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29th August, 2016 - National
Glazier National

Master Glaziers


New Zealand wide commercial glass installation, repair and replacement experts.

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29th August, 2016 - National
Paving National

West Stone Quality landscape Products


Decorative Stones, Sandstone Products, Retaining Walls, Schist Stone, House Bricks, Patio & Driveway Paving and so much more...

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28th August, 2016 - National
Printing National

Display Tactix Ltd


Creating display stands and banners, signage, awards and trophies.

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27th August, 2016 - National
Awnings National

Shade Systems


Safe shade structures, from design to manufacture to installation and servicing.

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27th August, 2016 - National
Music Teaching National

NZ Modern School of Music


Play your instrument like a professional with superb music tutoring for adults and kids.

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26th August, 2016 - National
Storage National



Representing New Zealand Cold Storage & Logistics Businesses

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26th August, 2016 - National
Natural Health National

Velvet Energy


Velvet Energy manufacture and sell natural NZ deer velvet products for good health and vitality.

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26th August, 2016 - National
Business products and services National

Pioneer Group


For all of your environmentally friendly cardboard compacting, recycling and management needs across the nation.

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25th August, 2016 - National
Safety Equipment National

Action Safety


Owned and operated in New Zealand. Our online store provides safety equipment, safety boots and workwear

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25th August, 2016 - National
Personal products and service National

Aurora Psychic Readings


Lara Brosnahan, NZ clairvoyant medium and psychic, phone readings, Tarot and angel card readings call 0800300680 or 090030068

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24th August, 2016 - National
Training and Education National

Cellfield New Zealand


Helping dyslexic readers throughout New Zealand with our proven computer based reading programme.

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24th August, 2016 - National
Spa and Pool Service National

Trueform Spa Pools


Take time to rest in a luxury spa pool, made locally by New Zealand manufacturers.

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23rd August, 2016 - National
Printing National

Flag and Banner


Providing premium quality flags, banners and banner stands - Nationwide Best price guaranteed* for NZ made flags and banners

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22nd August, 2016 - National
Accountants National

My Tax Rentals


Making the rental property accounting process simple with speedy service, flat fees and online applications.

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22nd August, 2016 - National
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Local Business Of the Month

Fire Extinguishers Otago

Fire Protection Engineers Ltd


Our experts have undergone a high standard of training and have years of experience to make sure your fire protection system is safe and functional.

Our high standards of service, wealth of experience and knowledge make us your leading local fire protection engineers and security specialists.

Call us today for top quality fire sprinkler systems and fire protection designs.

Designing fire protection systems.  Click here.

Because our fire protection systems are designed specifically to tailor towards our clients wants and needs, you can be sure we'll produce a functional and effective design that will also suit the look of your commercial building. Previous works and clients

We have completed many successful jobs in the past the span across the nine south Island power stations owned by Meridian Energy and Dunedin's Railway Station and first Church.More about Fire Protection Engineers!  Click here.

Before our fire protection system design company serviced all of New Zealand, we began as a small group servicing the Dunedin area back in 1993 and have continued our business with great success since.


Guaranteeing the safety of your commercial building with functional and aesthetically pleasing fire protection system designs, New Zealand wide.

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21st August, 2016 - Otago
Childcare Otago

York Place Preschool & Nursery


Our childcare centre prepares your young ones for school with a fun, welcoming early education.

Located in the heart of Dunedin, the York Place Preschool & Nursery is the perfect early childcare centre for newborns to 5 year olds.

At York Place Preschool & Nursery we focus on making an environment that nurtures and prepares kids for school.

Located in the centre of Dunedin city?  Click here.

York Place Preschool & Nursery is great for activities, access to the city and convenient for working parents with our central city location in Dunedin's centre. Convenient hours for working parents

We understand that some parents may find it difficult to arrange childcare if they work long hours... that is why our childcare centre is open from Monday to Friday, 7:30am until 6:00pm.Preschool & Nursery information!  Click here.

We are a centrally located childcare centre in Dundedin that encourages the diversity amid our community while also focusing on the values of family and compassion.


Dunedin's local early childcare centre, with central location and open early morning to afternoon for working parents.

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Tour companiesTransport Otago

Good Company Tours


Knowledgeable and friendly tour guides, value for money, comfy modern buses.

Dunedin city tours, cruise ship transfers and tours, private bus hire and Dunedin's most spectacular sights.

Otago and Dunedin's reliable tour company suitable for all budgets. Choose Good Company Tours for your next tour of Dunedin.

Tours of the city in Dunedin

From Dunedin City to the Ocean, relax on our enjoyable tour while taking in the stunning views of the city. We allow numerous photo opportunities and provide interesting commentary on the regions history as we cross the city on our two hour tour.Shore excursions and cruise ships

Free time, a city bus tour, pick up at Port Chalmers and return to ship all included in our two hour tour of Dunedin city. enjoy yourself, explore the city and see the sights by booking a great value tour with us today!Private bus hire?  Click here.

Want to arrange your own tour? We can suggest scenic tour options including travelling beyond Dunedin. Bus charters for private groups are also negotiable. Talk to us for more info.


Specialising in daily sightseeing tours, cruise ship excursions, day tours and charters for the Dunedin region.

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Electrician Otago

Apollo Electric NZ


From small retail shops to huge business establishments, our master electricians can count on our expert electrical services, only from Apollo Electrical NZ.

Committed to providing competitive rates, expert advice along with a top quality service, our electrical contractors are the team to call when you need a service you can rely on.

As members of the Master Electricians Association and ECANZ, your electrical service is backed by a guarantee of up to $10,000 over a 12 month period.

 Domestic electricians

All your home electrical services under one roof - from electrical wiring and rewiring to heat pump and appliance installations to repairs and maintenance, we truly do it all.Industrial site electricians!  Click here.

Hire our industrial electricians who are skilled and knowledgeable in working in an industrial site. Count on our quality workmanship and competitive electrical services.Commercial site electricians

Improve your retail shop or office with help from our commercial electricians. We can look at your current electrical systems and recommend the best solutions for improving both cost effectiveness and functionality.


Experts for both residential, industrial and commercial electrical works Located in Dunedin, catering the entire South Island

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Garage Doors Otago

Dunedin Garage Doors


Otago's Experts in High Quality Garage Doors Reliable garage doors that add value to your property.

Here at Dunedin Garage Door Centre, we are passionate about garage doors, and want to ensure you receive a product that best suits your lifestyle.

For both commercial and residential commercial properties, our team can supply, install and maintain all types of garage doors.

Installation of garage doors?  Click here.

Replaced Garage doors Trusted brands and Quality products

We will recommend either Taurean Garage Doors or Conqueror™ Garage Doors, Acknowledged leaders in Garage doors depending on your needs, requirements and budget


Commercial and Residential garage installations and maintenance. Supplying and Servicing garage doors throughout Otago

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19th August, 2016 - Otago

National Business Of the Month

Personal products and service National

Better Send Off


Planning a funeral can be rough, that's why Better Send Off aims to make the funeral as smooth and hassle free as possible while also not going over budget.

With our services, we let the client personalise their loved one's send off in a way that best commemorates them personally.

Are you currently planning a funeral for a loved one? We're helping to give your loved one the best send off.

 Frequently asked questions about planning a funeral

Hold the perfect commemoration through well planned decisions from our FAQ, to make sure the services runs smoothly and gives your loved one the best send off possible. Options for handling the ashes

After the cremation, the 'ashes' will most often be available to collect 24 hours after the service or in some cases, a funeral director will give them personally to the family. Otherwise, the ashes can be picked up when ready to. 
DIY funerals discussed in media

Owner of Better Send Off, Gail McJorrow hopes for coffins to be available for purchase in hardware and home improvement stores as they are in the U.S, for easier DIY funeral planning.


For your better send off, Better Send Off offers all the knowledge and advice you need to make your loved one's send off the best.

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21st August, 2016 - National
Training and Education National

Employment Law Training


Helping New Zealand businesses develop an understanding of intricate employment law.

We ensure our courses are efficient and practical, where questions are encouraged and there are no role plays.

Choose to attend a seminar or course in your region today with locations scattered across the country.

NZ wide seminars and courses

From workplace bullying and termination of employment to pay, personnel administration and supervision, we go over a large variety of topics to keep your business informed with our employment law courses.Training programmes tailored to your company?  Click here.

Ensure that employment law training is done properly and effectively in your company or organization with specially designed in-company training programmes and courses. Employment law training registration

To keep your company up to date with the latest employment law training in New Zealand, register your organization online at Employment Law Training NZ today.


From business training to employment law seminars, Employment Law Training are the professionals you need.

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21st August, 2016 - National
Food products National

Ken Wilson Meats


By partnering with other businesses, we can better supply you with all of the best meat products.

We supply our meats to stores and businesses across the country, helping deliver better quality meat.

We also provide an extensive variety of further processed product, which we achieve by partnering with associated manufacturers.

Extensive range of meats

From lamb, pork and beef to bacon, sausages and further processed product, Ken Wilson Meats supply their comprehensive selection of wholesale meats to stores and businesses all throughout New Zealand. Our range of processed meats

Whether you need to design a product to meet your requirements or choose from the standard taken from export orders, Ken Wilson Meats have a huge variety of processed meats which are supplied across NZ.Meet the Team?  Click here.

Want to learn more about our service and our wholesale meat product supply? Contact us at Ken Wilson Meats to get in touch with a professional in the industry today.


Ken Wilson Meats provide a great range of meat products and superb customer service throughout NZ.

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20th August, 2016 - National
Computers, Supplies and Service National



Accounting systems and POS for your retail business

Enhance, Grow and take control of your retail shop or multi-store business

Get timely financials with NZ retailers!

 Comprehensive inventory

Retailer’s inventory is a big asset that will require careful monitoring. iPOS offers you with full control on your inventory and will include comprehensive pricing set-up management, stock loss information and performance analysis.Conventional point of sale!  Click here.

A great Point of Sale system requires being able to handle a wide range of retailer’s requirements. iPOS provides perfect POS with the benefit of being integrated with a complete financial and inventory control systems.Let iPOSS maintain your inventory for you

When it comes to maintaining inventory, it is a time-consuming task. iPOSS can be able to maintain your inventory – you will be astounded on how much time you can save and how affordable and effective it is for your retail operation.


Accounting Software Solutions & Point of Sale Installation, Sales and Support Developed in New Zealand for New Zealand retailers

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19th August, 2016 - National
Business products and services National

Arrow Hygiene


In need of quality hygiene products or cleaning supplies suitable for any situation? Look no further than Arrow Hygiene!

At Arrow Hygiene our extensive collection of products is bound to impress, and with a variety of major brands, you're certain to find the solution for you.

We always strive to provide commendable service for our customers, and as a family owned and run business, love to keep our shoppers satisfied.

 Leading Provider of Cleaning Supplies and Hygiene Products

We believe in a strong work ethic, and treating customers to attentive customer service that stays professional, while also solving the issues at hand.Get in Touch for the Best Hygiene Products in New Zealand

With our unparalleled range of household and office cleaning products, we're sure we have the answer to any cleaning problem you may face. Our tight-knit, friendly team of cleaning professionals are always on hand to offer expert advice or help you make any cleaning product orders.Knowledge and Training from within the industry

Our customers continued to ask for a broader range of products, and we have responded by sourcing all manner of cleaning equipment and accessories from the leading importers in New Zealand.


Welcome to Arrow Hygiene - Expert Providers of Cleaning Supplies

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18th August, 2016 - National
Transport National

KAM Transport


Offering logistics for supply chains across multiple industries, including aquaculture, meat and primary.

With comprehensive experience in the transport industry, our dependable administrative and management teams are qualified for the job.

As an MPI registered company, our primary sector product distribution is unparalleled in the region and in the country.

 Our goal at KAM Transport

At KAM Transport, we strive to stay as the reliable choice for transport services in the Wellington region, and continue to offer our supply chain logistics and transport services at fair and affordable prices.Skilled Drivers

We ensure the security of our efficient transport services by employing the best drivers to operate our vehicles, which have also all been fitted with new GPS systems.What we do at KAM

At KAM Transport we deliver to a variety of clients, companies, warehouses, factories and farms with an even larger variety of products including bulk farm goods, animal by-products and more.


Transporting goods from place to place around the country, we're a Wellington based company you can trust.

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18th August, 2016 - National

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