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Women ride high for sustainability

Making moves towards sustainable living is the aim of 'The Women's Summit' in Queenstown next Friday. Organised by Sustainable Queenstown, formerly Anti-Plastic Population, the summit...

‘Senior pro’ heads to the big clubhouse

Bill Shaw, who died recently, aged 70, was small in stature and innately modest, but was also a larger-than-life character who had a huge influence on New...

Life’s a Feast: Fusion lamb shanks

Once considered something you would only feed sheep dogs on farms across New Zealand, lamb shanks are now a staple in many households and restaurants....

Fire sale after firm felled

At 81 years old, Albert de Koning has nearly come to terms with retiring. The Superior Firewood owner is liquidating his company because he can't...

Expansion on the horizon

A luxury Queenstown hotel is pushing north – by taking on a posh, 25-metre cruiseliner in Auckland Harbour. The Rees Hotel is also looking at...

Fraud watchdog sniffs around

Allegations of mismanagement at a Queenstown apartment complex have reached the Serious Fraud Office. Some disgruntled unit owners claim they're being ripped off. They claim some apartments...

Helmets a must: dad of injured teen

A Queenstown father is urging skiers to wear helmets after his son crashed on The Remarkables skifield last week. Paul Green said the protective head...

Mission: Impossible helis ‘unsafe’

Tom Cruise's film crew is being accused of breaking aviation rules while filming a helicopter chase for Mission: Impossible 6 near Queenstown. QT Photo Tours...

Resort pair in Nats bid

Former Queenstown mayor Vanessa van Uden wants to take disgraced local MP Todd Barclay's job. She and ex-Queenstown councillor Craig Allan are believed to be...

I’m up for Welly: elusive MP

New Zealand's most chased politician is walking into the lion's den. Disgraced Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay tells Mountain Scene he's heading back to Parliament. "Contrary to...

NZSki reviews power at Remarks

While most southern skifields surged with visitors yesterday, the Remarkables was struck by its third major power cut in five weeks. Cardrona reported its busiest...

Top charity spot lopped

A Queenstown teenager who shaved off his locks at the weekend is close to being one of the top individual fundraisers for Leukaemia and...
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