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Satan’s beep test conquered

By PHILIP CHANDLER KEEN by name, keenest by nature. Queenstowner Adam Keen proved he’s New Zealand’s gutsiest long-distance runner by winning a gruelling last-person standing competition...

Leadership award

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Alpine Ski Team’s chair is hailing the benefits of a leadership course exclusively targeting former female Olympians. Erika Harris (nee McLeod), who...

‘Satanic’ beep test goes global

By PHILIP CHANDLER Maybe the delays were worth it. Queenstown ultrarunner Adam Keen’s had to cool his heels twice this year following Covid-caused postponements to an...

Lake swimmers lapping it up

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown-based Southern Lakes Swimming Club’s (SLSC) getting a pool of swimmers together for a 24-hour fundraiser for St John. It’s set the ambitious...

Sucking up a lemon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Six Queenstowners are teaming up for an Auckland car race dubbed ‘‘the cheapest motorsport on the planet’’. 24 Hours of Lemons NZ, starting...

Resort’s rare gymnastic talent

By PHILIP CHANDLER ONE of Australia’s foremost gymnasts who found fame 15 years ago now lives in Queenstown. Monette Russo — who now sports the married...

Millbrook pro blitzes top field

By PHILIP CHANDLER The head teaching pro at Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort last Thursday stunned a very competitive field at the Marlborough Pro-Am, near Blenheim, to...

Outrigger outrage

By PHILIP CHANDLER Wakatipu Waka Ama Club paddlers are outraged one of their valuable canoes has been vandalised. The ama, or outrigger, on a six-person waka,...

Classic, take 2

By PHILIP CHANDLER After being thrown off-course by the Covid lockdown in March, organisers have rescheduled the 25th Queenstown Classic Disc Golf Tournament over the...

Arrowtown draws first blood

By PHILIP CHANDLER For the first time, Queenstown Bowling Club opened its season last Saturday with a ‘Battle of the Basin’ derby against Arrowtown. Each club...

Top showjumper shows up

By PHILIP CHANDLER One of New Zealand’s top showjumping riders has shifted to Queenstown to start a new chapter in her life. Professional rider and coach...

2020 Peak to Peak plug pulled

By GUY WILLIAMS Covid's kiboshed the Peak to Peak. The multisport race’s organisers have cancelled it with ‘‘great regret’’ as a result of the government’s announcement on...
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