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Sweetener for Wakatipu Reforestation Trust

By GUY WILLIAMS Be Local New Zealand director Raymond Key (right) shows Wakatipu Reforestation Trust’s Karen O’Donahoo the inner workings of a beehive near Lake...

Movement for active travel

By PHILIP CHANDLER A first Queenstown mini-expo on ‘active travel’ tomorrow even lets attendees try a range of electric bikes. The event, at Frankton’s Buzzstop cafe,...

Defying injury to help school

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Wayne Foley couldn’t really move from his couch for the past fortnight. Yet on last Saturday, buoyed on by about $43,000 in donations,...

‘Mrs Kindy’ retires

By PHILIP CHANDLER 'End of an era’ can be used a bit loosely, but when applied to the impending retirement of Wakatipu Kindergarten’s Sally Hogg,...

Beekeeper buzzing

By GUY WILLIAMS A collective of honey producers in Queenstown is shaking off the sting of fewer tourists and spreading its wings in local outlets. Raymond...

Teaching the gift of kindness

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It took peer support and turned it on its head. In the wake of Covid-19, Queenstown Primary School team leader Julie Walker thought...

Unhappy Frankton campers

By PHILIP CHANDLER Long-time lessees of the former Frankton campground claim to have been badly treated by their landlord — Queenstown’s council. Since having to close...

Shuffling Sundeck’s deck

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown bar baron Mike Burgess’ company has stepped in to take a half share — in fact, 51% — of popular local...

Getting a fix for nix

By TRACEY ROXBURGH If it’s broke, fix it — or find someone who can. Tomorrow the Repair Revolution’s popping up at the Queenstown Events Centre, aiming...

Our KJ off to Hollywood

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's former film top dog’s taken on a dream role. Kevin ‘KJ’ Jennings, who left his post with Film Otago Southland a year...

Introducing the Hacketts

By PHILIP CHANDLER & TRACEY ROXBURGH It's funny how things work out. More than 30 years after they first met, the world’s bungy king’s married a...

Land preserved in perpetuity

By GUY WILLIAMS They want it to be protected forever. That’s why Dick and Jillian Jardine will gift the ownership of Remarkables Station to the Queen...
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