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Stalwarts honoured

The Lake County A&P Society has four new life members who, between them, have been involved for almost 95 years. At Saturday's Lake Hayes A&P Show,...

Gambling big on wine tourism

Having plonked about $50 million into Gibbston Valley Winery, American Phil Griffith calls himself the poster-child for foreign investment in New Zealand. He talks to Philip...

To Oz, with love

It's set to be one of the biggest Queenstown parties this summer, but the sentiment behind it's no cause for celebration. This Sunday the free...

Tenancy Tribunal finds in favour of former tenant

An Arrowtown landlord's been ordered to cough up almost $3000 to a former tenant, the majority of which is compensation for not installing working smoke...

‘Faecal Peak’

Department of Conservation's dithering over a loo on Ben Lomond as the shit literally keeps piling up. More than 30,000 people a year are walking...

Casino may be out of play

One of Queenstown's two CBD casinos is likely to fold its cards next year. Applications to the Gambling Commission by SkyCity, which operates both casinos, reveal...

Singing siblings on song in Oz

Knock Australia, if you like, but it's been the making of Arrowtown-raised Isla and Finley Brentwood, aka Brentwood Duo, who call themselves "Australasia's only strictly ginger, brother-sister duo"....

‘Playful’ Frankton hotel unveiled

A fun, funky, next-Gen hotel has been announced for Queenstown's newest shopping centre. World-leading hotel operator Marriott International will operate a 176-room hotel under its...

Marina floats our boat

Stage two of the $20 million Frankton Marina - only officially opened late last year - is likely to start earlier than expected given...

Run, mullet, run

A Queenstown ultrarunner last month equalled the record for what's touted as the world's longest 24-hour race. Adam Keen completed a mind-blowing 17 summits of...

Jamie’s joy: “I can stay here forever”

Queenstown's Mr Football is a true-blue local now. In an early Christmas present from Immigration New Zealand, Jamie Whitmarsh was granted permanent residency on December 23. The...

That’s what friends are for

Momentum's building in Queenstown to help our cousins over the ditch who've been enduring one of the worst bushfire seasons in memory. Raging since September, to...
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