Droves of travellers drawn to the southern alps resort to work in restaurants and hotels face hardship amid Covid-19 border closuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo months after the end of lockdown and the resort hub of Queenstown is slowly showing signs of life. It’s lunchtime at the mall and while many shops and restaurants remain closed, some have begun to trade again, catering to locals and a trickle of domestic travellers.Those braving the winter cold at outdoor tables look up with mild curiosity as Luan Passarin and Duygu Gundogan meander down the strip, Gundogan wiping back tears as she begs Immigration New Zealand to extend her working holiday visa. Continue reading...
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