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Vigil planned for Grace Millane

A vigil is being planned in Queenstown to honour murdered English tourist Grace Millane. A 26-year-old man was granted interim name suppression when he appeared...

Cat rescue milestone

Queenstown Cat Rescue has now rehomed and reunited more than 2000 cats since launching almost 10 years ago. QCR trustee Julia Milley says the Queenstown...

Hotel breaks $20-an-hour

A Queenstown hotel's lifting its minimum wage to $20 an hour in a possible first for the local hotel industry. The Rees Hotel's putting in...

Running in colour

KingsView School pupils are gearing up to celebrate fund-raising success with a splash of colour – and their principal's right in the firing line. The...

Ski history in a box

A ski shop owner's been given a "priceless" collection of relics chronicling the history of commercial skiing in the Wakatipu Basin. Kris Vermeir, co-owner of...

‘I apologise for being alive’

A Queenstown aircraft accident 51 years ago has inspired a book by the pilot's son, who was astounded by the inadequacies of the official...

Christmas caring

Christmas isn't always full of festive fun for everyone, but a Queenstown woman's on a mission to bring a little holiday spirit to those...

Bar beckons for burger biz

Queenstown's Fergburger empire's continuing its takeover of its Shotover Street block, revealing plans for a bar next to its flagship store – serving booze...

Robotics kids’ switched-on performance

Six uber-bright Wakatipu youngsters stormed to second place in a national robotics competition in Auckland last Saturday. From left are Remarkables Primary's Minnie Tam, 13,...

Stoush over lodge proposal

A wealthy businessman involved in a luxury lodge project that's sparked outrage in the Wakatipu is facing alleged criminal charges across the ditch in...

The boys are back on stage

Hopping mad about hip-hop grannies taking their place last year, Queenstown's Remarkable Men's Ballet are back for Sunday's Shotover Jet Christmas Show. Perfecting their poses...

Baby memorial ready to open

Queenstown families who've suffered the loss of a baby will soon be able to have a tribute plaque placed on a new memorial. The first...
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