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30/08/2014

David Tua guest of honour at boxing nationals in Queenstown

David Tua

Tickets to watch up to 200 top New Zealand amateur boxers perform in Queenstown – including five local fighters – go on sale this coming Monday.  The NZ national boxing championships, staged since 1902, are being held in Queenstown for the first time from October 8-11.  »»

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Petition targets plastic bags at Queenstown supermarket

Petition targets plastic bags at Queenstown supermarket

A Queenstowner fired up over supermarkets packing groceries in free plastic bags has launched a petition.  Environmentalist Esther Whitehead, »»

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Big aims for new Queenstown spring carnival

Big aims for new Queenstown spring carnival

The organiser of Queenstown’s newest festival, a spring carnival, has big ambitions.  “It’s certainly something I see growing »»

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Queenstown Business

Queenstown vineyard a bolthole for Holocaust survivor

Queenstown vineyard a bolthole for Holocaust survivor

Queenstown vineyard land is a bolthole for a United States-based Holocaust survivor, his daughter says.  Irene Kaufman »»

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Queenstown Local Life

Maternal mental health programme for pregnant Queenstowners

Maternal mental health programme for pregnant Queenstowners

A free programme aimed at helping pregnant women is being launched in the Wakatipu this week.  Under the pilot programme, »»

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Queenstown Crime

Jaw broken after sexuality jibes in Queenstown bar

Jaw broken after sexuality jibes in Queenstown bar

A man who broke the jaw of an Australian "homophobe" in a Queenstown bar fight after being taunted was fined yesterday »»

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Coming Up EventsMovies

Kiwi songbird headlines Queenstown's Gay Ski Week

Kiwi songbird headlines Queenstown's Gay Ski Week

Kiwi songbird Anika Moa brings the love to Queenstown’s Gay Ski Week this year.  The multi-platinum selling artist »»

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Beats born from forced sabbatical

Beats born from forced sabbatical

A spell of home detention for a musician who goes under the name The Nomad is an irony not lost on Daimon Schwalger.  But »»

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