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– Comedian Mike Legge humorously raised the plight of some of Queenstown’s over-privileged kids while MC’ing Songstars last week. “How do you tell your offspring they can’t go to Aspen this year?”, one of his lines went. 

– Anyone noticed how some of our green spaces are reaching saturation point because of over-watering by council’s reserves department? Examples include patches of the Queenstown Gardens, St Omer Park, grass by the Frankton public toilets and the Lake Hayes Showgrounds. Wonder if this is the same council beseeching us to save water?

– Has beachside tourist hotspot Waikiki, Hawaii, replaced the Gold Coast as destination of choice for Queenstowners getting away from our cooler months? Last week both Simon Green’s family and local couple Yuriko and Craig McLachlan were there for balmy breaks. 

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