Sports

Fighter in Covid limbo

By PHILIP CHANDLER Auckland Covid restrictions are putting a spanner in the works for Queenstown martial arts star Rob Horrocks. The 32-year-old was due to tackle...

NZ Open date pushed back

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Next year’s New Zealand Open has been pushed back to the end of March. Tournament chairman John Hart says the 102nd edition of...

For the love of the game

By GUY WILLIAMS Only 18 months after arriving in Queenstown, Ty Evans is helping to transform the resort’s volleyball scene. The United States native came to...

Finishing touches

By CASS MARRETT Good things take time. After several delays, Queenstown councils’ sport and rec boss Simon Battrick’s stoked to be putting the finish ing touches...

Run event’s big leap

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's Shotover Moonlight Marathon & Trail Runs will double as the New Zealand Sky Running Champs next year, and include a new...

Look who turned up

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown-raised ski coach/guide Tim Cafe, right, surprises fellow local, tennis pro Ben McLachlan, at the US Open in New York City recently. McLachlan...

Camp inspired

By PHILIP CHANDLER If Wakatipu High’s Branches Camp ever needed an ambassador, it’d be Aussie Paralympian Curtis McGrath. The Queenstown-raised 33-year-old sensationally grabbed two kayaking golds...

NZ Open in limbo, again

By TRACEY ROXBURGH New Zealand Open tournament director Michael Glading says the committee will ‘‘be trying every which way we can’’ to get the 2022...

Runner laps up lake run record

By PHILIP CHANDLER Running one 8km lap of Queenstown’s Lake Hayes track is a hard enough slog, but a local runner’s probably broken new ground by...

October Peak to Peak on the cards

By PHILIP CHANDLER It's possible Queenstown’s popular winter multisport race, Peak to Peak, will be postponed till the middle of next month. The race — in...

Catch the train

By PHILIP CHANDLER The return of the famous Kingston Flyer steam train’s also sparked the revival of a unique run this summer — along with...

Skaters show prowess on ice

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown Ice Skating Club members have been carving it up on ice this season. Five young figure skaters placed either first or second...
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