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A year of Saturday blasts

A free weekly Queenstown running event celebrates its first anniversary this Saturday with a fancy dress run. The worldwide Parkrun movement, started in England 15...

Rowing royalty on local water

New Zealand's four Olympic gold medal-winning double scullers all competed at the two-day South Island Masters rowing regatta in Queenstown last weekend. They were twins...

WHS pupils leave competitors in their dust

Power and good race tactics helped Wakatipu High School runners clean up at the Milton Relays last week. The senior boys team, a four-man crew...

Stranglehold on South

Queenstown's Brazilian jiu-jitsu club dominated a new tournament to win 'best academy in the South Island'. Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Zealand, based in Remarkables Park,...

Nicole steps up to ultra run

Nicole Fairweather reckons she's done with steps. After running up 8000 of them in one day, that's probably fair enough. The Queenstowner, 44, has just competed...

Knock-out way to go pro

Resort boxer Richie Hadlow wants to fight again next month after a stunning knock-out win in his first pro bout. Hadlow, 32, beat Ricky Curline...

Richie ready to go pro

Queenstown boxer Richie Hadlow returns to the ring this weekend for his pro debut – five months after it was cancelled on medical grounds. Hadlow...

Kids kick butt at champs

Two Queenstown youngsters have kicked their competitors to the curb to win podium places at the New Zealand Open Karate Championships. Mackenzi Jackson, 13, claimed...

Pro scores top job

Incoming Queenstown Golf Club's general manager's served a good apprenticeship for the job – literally and figuratively. Matthew Judd, who takes over mid-month from John...

‘Heart-wrenching’ call made

Impossible by name, and, unfortunately, impossible by nature. Good Times Events director Evan McWhirter says his call to cancel last weekend's Routeburn Classic for the...

Whirlwind at Lake Hayes 

It's official – you can run around Queenstown's Lake Hayes in only 25 minutes and 18 seconds. That's the time Cromwell's Daniel Balchin (above) took...

Routeburn on track

It'll be lights, cameras, action at this year's Routeburn Classic. The popular mountain race will mark its 16th year on Saturday with a 'Routeburn: Impossible'...
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