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Remarkables chairlift delayed

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As reported by the Otago Daily Times, NZSKI Chief Executive, Paul Anderson, has confirmed a NZ$16 million replacement chairlift at The Remarkables skifield in Queenstown will not be ready in time for this winter’s ski season.

The chairlift is a Doppelmayr six-seater.

Speaking at a conference at The Remarkables last Friday, Anderson reportedly attributed the delay to the lack of direction, support and certainty from the Department of Conservation (Doc).

"Private sector participants can deal with whatever processes are put in front of us and we have a reasonable expectation that the processes will be well defined and certain," Anderson said.

"A sure way to curtail investment in the sector is where uncertainty prevails and from conversations I've had with other operators, we're not the only company to experience a lack of direction and certainty from Doc as they struggle to maintain their conservation and commercial imperatives."

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