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Huge support for Fijian hospital

By PHILIP CHANDLE A Whakatipu-based fundraiser’s raised an amazing $35,000 for the children’s ward of Fiji’s Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva. A recent auction at Arrowtown’s...

Fighting for Milford Airport

By GUY WILLIAMS A new lobby group’s been set up to fight the proposal to close Milford Sound’s airport. One of the backers of ‘Save Milford...

Monumental spruce-up for Ladies Mile cairn

By PHILIP CHANDLER A spruce-up of Queenstown’s Robert Lee Memorial, by the Ladies Mile highway, is being spearheaded by his great-grandson, who’s also named Robert Lee. The...

Activists claim victory

By PHILIP CHANDLER A group fighting a visually-prominent 89-lot subdivision at Queenstown’s Arthurs Point is claiming a victory. Arthurs Point Outstanding Natural Landscape Society (AONLS) had...

Sanctuary’s talent quest

By GUY WILLIAMS With funding assured for the next three years, the Southern Lakes Sanctuary Trust is on  the hunt for people to put its...

Car keys ditched

By PHILIP CHANDLER If you see one of these Whakatipu residents driving a vehicle next week, you can probably dob them in. From left, Will Grigor,...

Lift for dancers

By CASS MARRETT When iFly Queenstown’s Matt Wong caught wind of a group of disappointed young Highland dancers, he knew he needed to help. That’s why...

Stay of execution for trees

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Five eucalyptus trees in Queenstown will live to see another day, for now. Due to be felled on Monday, to make way for...

Back road backing

By PHILIP CHANDLER A short-cut bus service between Arrowtown and Queenstown — starting on a trial basis — could be on the cards. Since Otago Regional...

Tree chop outrage

By TRACEY ROXBURGH and CASS MARRETT DESPITE mounting pressure on Queenstown’s council to save five eucalyptus trees, they’re destined for the chop next week. Last week Mountain...

‘Boastful’ teen wants discharges

A Waitaki teen who posted a selfie on Instagram two days before his court appearance with a Queenstown cop whose car he later jumped...

Highland dancers hoping third time will be a charm

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown Highland dancing teacher Carleen Dalton’s hoping it’ll be third time lucky. The Southland Teachers & Judges Association member, and primary organiser of...
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