Physio’s new gizmo

A new ultrasound imaging machine to treat abdominal and back injuries is demonstrated by Queenstown Back on Track Physiotherapy co-owner Hannah McElroy.

The machine assesses and retrains core muscles, assisting rehabilitation following back injury, abdominal surgery and pregnancy, and enhancing sports performance, McElroy says.

Clients can also view their core muscles, speeding up retraining, she adds.


Promotion presentation

How to promote yourself or your business for maximum success is the topic of a Queenstown Young Professionals session tonight.

The interactive presentation at 6pm at The Yacht Club bar is by life coach Amanda Mortimer, who divides her time between Queenstown and Portugal. Entry is free for QYP members and $10 for non-members.

Set up in June, the local networking group already has more than 115 members – annual membership is $20.

Big facelift
A name change has accompanied a $250,000 revamp at Queenstown’s Gold Ridge Hotel. Now Goldridge Resort, it’s Queenstown’s “first quality three-star” accommodation, boasts experienced hotelier Penny Clark, who was appointed after Dorchester Finance bought the 77-room hotel off receivers for $6 million early this year.

Thirty rooms have had a complete makeover, bathrooms in another 20 have been revamped, a “cosy” fireside environment has been created in the restaurant/bar area, and a new bistro-style menu adopted.