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Circulating fashion

By PHILIP CHANDLER Two local women have started a recycled clothing boutique, concentrating on higher-end fashion, around Arrowtown and online. Claire Brinsley and Heidi McLeod’s Pony...

Plans to move

By CASS MARRETT Queenstown Playcentre’s on the move, eventually. Based at Stanley Street since 1980, the playcentre was told by the Ministry of Education in August...

Making a bigger Impact

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Five more charities are in the running for $200,000 in grants next month, courtesy of  Impact100 Wakatipu. Launched last year by Kristen Holtzman,...

Biker living the freeriding dream

While most of us were shivering, slipping and stumbling through another Queenstown winter, freeride mountain biker Vinny Armstrong was tearing it up in the...

Luma: ‘Stump up or lights out’

By PHILIP CHANDLER Organisers of Queenstown’s popular Luma light festival intend raising ticket prices and limiting numbers to ensure the event’s survival. At this year’s festival...

Inspiring journey

An Afghan refugee who’s just authored a book on his remarkable life gives a talk at Queenstown’s Remarkables Primary School hall this coming Tuesday,...

O-week for Te Kura team

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's newest school, Te Kura Whakatipu o Kawarau, hit two big milestones this week. On Monday, seven new teachers and an office administrator...

Elevated subdivision green-lit

By GUY WILLIAMS The first 55 sections in the Kawarau Heights subdivision are expected to hit the market next March. Sanderson Group company Queenstown Commercial’s been...

‘Covid made us stronger’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's a hell of a time to be in hospo, but two Queenstown business owners have used Covid to their advantage, taking...

Vexed vaxxing issue

By PHILIP CHANDLER The jobs of a few non-vaxxed Wakatipu Medical Centre staff are on the line. Senior doctor Val Miller confirms ‘‘a very, very few’’...

Foul Frankton pong horrifies

By PHILIP CHANDLER Residents of Queenstown’s ‘Old Frankton’ subdivision, who’ve been complaining about the horrific stench of raw sewage for about three years, are at last...

‘Grateful beyond words’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Ten months ago, Sapumal Wijenayake told Mountain Scene he’d ‘‘lost everything’’. When you ask him how he is to day, you can hear...
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