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Taking on steam

By CASS MARRETT It's full steam ahead for Kingston’s Race the Train this Saturday, when runners will try to beat a slowed-down Kingston Flyer. Organiser Adrian...

It’s chukka time

By CASS MARRETT Queenstown Polo boss Jonathan Gabler says 2022 is his year. After Covid quashed all the tournaments Gabler had planned for 2021, he’s determined...

Swim-athon for mental health

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown swimming club’s hoping to record 180 swims during an 18-hour Lake Whakatipu swim-athon tomorrow the 18th — and has a...

Summit crushed

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstowners claimed the women’s and men’s titles at last weekend’s brutal 24-hour endurance run, Crush the Cargill, in Dunedin. From a record field...

Golfers embrace cancer fundraiser

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Cancer Society 72-hour golfing fundraiser is pretty personal for members of an eight-woman Arrowtown team undertaking the challenge on December 21. The...

Break point for our Ben

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown tennis pro Ben McLachlan admits he’s not overly happy with how his year’s  gone, even though his world doubles ranking’s shot...

A bout time

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's Fight Science hosted an inter-club sparring event last Saturday to hone the skills of mostly novice fighters. Eighteen bouts were held —...

Ex-world champ in hillclimb

By PHILIP CHANDLER Former world rally champ Hayden Paddon’s new electric-powered Hyundai rally car (above) was a surprise starter at the Queenstown Car Club’s 49th Coronet...

Pair 70 years apart

By PHILIP CHANDLER A family pairing at the recent 43rd annual Skyline Classic more than proved the adage that golf’s a game for all ages. Local...

Locals shine in extreme Canterbury enduro event

By PHILIP CHANDLER Amongst a sizeable Whakatipu contingent, five local motorcycle riders achieved top-five placings in the very challenging Nutbuster Hard Enduro held recently at...

Fighters put on hold

By PHILIP CHANDLER While title bouts for three Queenstown Muay Thai fighters have been kicked into next year due to Covid restrictions, the local Fight...

Making tracks in your time

By PHILIP CHANDLER It's said in life you should run your own race — now, thanks to a world-first Queenstown start-up, you literally can. Queenstown entrepreneur...
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