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1 Church Lane, Queenstown
Wakatipu Realty Group Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)
FRANKTON RD 5 bed 2 bath unfurnished $400
Large balcony with lake and mountain views. Woodburner and
Heat pump. Handy to bus facilities
3 bed 1 bath whiteware $700
Plus self-contained sleepout with bedroom and bathroom.
Walk to town. Awesome views. Woodburner plus heat pump.
ASPEN GROVE 3 bed 3 bath furnished $725
Executive home. All bedrooms have ensuites, all on separate levels.
Private courtyard. Balconies with fantastic views. Large garaging.
ARROWTOWN - Execu-
tive Rental. Unfurnished 4
bed, 3 bath, sunny, warm -
2 car garaging, off street
parking, available 18th
May. Phone Jill ( 021)
large living areas, large
fenced section, 2.5 garages.
$389,000. PH (021) 1118 3010.
anytime or (03) 449 2499
PHONE 03 441 0690 Queenstown
03 440 0101 Alexandra
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Brand new house. 3 bed-
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large office ( 4th bedroom),
unfurnished with double
garage, new dryer, wash-
ing machine supplied.
Long term only . $675.00
per week ph ( 027) 437 7042
23 Perkins Road
• Birds and Supplies
• Tropical Fish
• Aquarium Supplies
• Bird Seed
• Glass Fish Tanks
Phone (03) 442 3044
SPREADING ELMS, from
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Trees, 241 North Road,
Invercargill. Phone (03)
215-8899. Open Monday-
Fruit & Produce
AGRIA POTATOES 20kg
for $20. Onions 20kg for
$20. Delivery Alexandra &
Clyde. Ph -(03) 447 4019
CATTLE ELECTRIC FENC-
ING GEAR - Large
Quanity, Strainrite Pigtail
Standards geared single
wire reels. Also Steardy
Hayfeeders. Ph (03) 447
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS -32
inch TV, single beds,
To view Phone or text
(027) 232 4697
Trades and Services
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ornaments etc. Tools and a
variety of other sundries
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Advisory firm growing fast
Sound advice: Shuangji Zhou, at right, representing The Helicopter Line,
introduces Rong Qing of Zhejiang International Co-operation Travel Service,
Hangzhou, to some of the products offered by the company.
Photo: BROOKE GARDINER / FAIRFAXNZ 627918120
By BROOKE GARDINER
Shuangji Zhou proudly claims to
be ''Made in China'' and spends
his days helping tourism
operators maximise business
opportunities with his home-
land, but when he arrived in the
resort 10 years ago things were
Having moved to Queenstown
with aspirations of capitalising
on what he had identified as a
''growing Chinese visitor
market'', Mr Zhou was
constantly mistaken for being
Japanese and felt he had little
option but to park his business
''When I came here no-one had
noticed the growth of the
Chinese market. Queenstown
was not ready, from a business
perspective, and I was often
misaddressed as Japanese as
people did not think I could be
Frustrated by the slow response
and ''laid-back Kiwi'' approach
to business, Mr Zhou waited for
almost seven years before
launching his marketing and
sales consultancy business New
Dynamic. Three and a half years
later, Mr Zhou counts tourism
heavyweights Skyline, The
Helicopter Line and AJ Hackett
Bungy among his clients and
has hired two fulltime staff.
''I was willing to take the risk,''
something he said he encour-
aged more kiwi businesspeople
to do, particularly if they wanted
to cash in on increasing visitor
arrivals from Asian countries.
''I think businesses in New
Zealand are generally slow to
respond . . . they need to look
While translation of Chinese
was part of his service, it wasn't
a key offering. ''Anyone can do
translation,'' he said. Mr Zhou
was more focused on ''culture
intelligence'' and ensuring his
clients maximised business
opportunities by targeting
potential markets in the best
Businesses that failed to take a
proactive approach to growing
markets, including Indonesia
and China, risked missing
massive opportunities, he said.
''My advice is to step out of the
comfort zone . . . be more pro-
active, look for opportunities.''
He also warned against
stereotyping visitors and said it
could be detrimental and
ultimately prevent operators
from doing what was best for
''Look at visiting these places,
not just for business and making
''Learn about them and their
people . . . Don't be lazy. Don't
sit there and wait. We need to go
out there and fight.
''Queenstown is blessed so we
need to be confident enough to
fight for what we have got as a
destination, fight for the busi-
''We are already blessed, there is
nothing to lose.''
Quiz night planned to boost rescue chopper
Queenstown's Westpac team
hopes to give the local rescue
helicopter service a boost when
it holds a quiz night at the
Wakatipu Rugby Club
tomorrow. Terrace Junction
branch manager Adam
Campbell said local businesses
had been generous in donating
prizes to raise funds for the
Lakes District Air Rescue Trust.
''This service is a truly life-
saving operation, and everyone
has a role in keeping New
Zealand's rescue helicopters in
the skies,'' Mr Campbell said.
The 24-hour service makes a life
or death difference for
thousands of people every year.
More than 6200 missions were
completed in 2012, including
boat rescues and the transpor-
tation of hospital patients in
need of urgent medical care.
''The helicopters are such a vital
emergency service, but they
depend on the support and
generosity of our community to
donation makes a big differ-
ence,'' he said.
The quiz night starts at 7pm.
Your say on car
park ends soon
By JESSICA MADDOCK
The chance to lodge a submission on a council
proposal to allow a strip of Pembroke Park in
Wanaka to be used for car parking ends on Friday.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is
proposing to amend the Pembroke Park Reserve
Management Plan to allow 94 nose-in car parks on
Brownston St, taking up a 5m strip of the park,
along just over half of its length.
The council is also proposing to delete the part of
the management plan which would allow 60 car
parks and six bus parks to be built at the
McDougall St end of the park, ''if there is sufficient
demand from recreational use''.
A further change to the management plan
allowing helicopters to land on the park for special
events, such as Challenge Wanaka, is also
There was a mixed reaction to the changes when
they were first proposed in January.
Friends of Pembroke Park member Father Brian
Fenton said it was a jewel of Wanaka and, once
taken, would never be returned.
But Wanaka Chamber of Commerce chairman
Alistair King said business owners wanted more
parking, to alleviate the problem of people using
private car parks.
Council capital works project manager Rob Darby
told the Mirror at the time that nose-in parking on
one side of Brownston St was safer than parallel
parking on both sides.
The street had been identified as a route through
Wanaka and traffic needed to flow smoothly for
this to be successful, he said.
Submissions can be emailed to services@qldc.
govt.nz, posted to QLDC, Private Bag 50072,
Queenstown or dropped off at a council office.
PHONE HOME AGAIN: Lawyer Graeme Todd used an iPhone app to track his stolen mobile.
App leads to stolen iPhone
By JESSICA MADDOCK
A Queenstown man is hailing smart
technology after an iPhone application
and single-minded determination led him
to his stolen mobile.
Lawyer Graeme Todd had not given the
Find my Friends application another
thought, after being shown it by a friend.
But it came in handy when his friend was
able to track his phone to a Queenstown
house, after he left it in a taxi and it was
Mr Todd said he turned up at the house
and when its occupants told him they
knew nothing about his phone, he left his
wife's number in case it should turn up.
He then went to the police who told him
to bring them his friend's mobile, which
gave the location of his own phone, the
He dropped by the house again to inform
the suspects he had notified the police
and they would be investigating the
His wife later received a phone call from
the residents of the house to say they had
indeed found Mr Todd's phone.
He said the application was ''deadly
accurate'', leading him directly to the
house where his phone was, despite it
being one of two flats on the property.
He has not laid a formal complaint with
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