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Mountains no match for runner

Queenstown ultra-runner James Harcombe's motto could be 'climb every mountain'. In what's thought to be a first, the 54-year-old last month conquered every peak on...

‘Sport of Kings’ resort return

Queenstown Polo boss Jonathan Gabler's praying to the polo gods for a couple of quintessential Queenstown summer days next week. The Malaghans Road polo facility will...

Rec Ground swamp forces 9s to Arrowtown

Organisers of Saturday's fifth Queenstown 9s rugby league tournament are dealing with a late curve ball. Queenstown council's banned use of the tournament's usual Recreation...

It’s wheelie fun

Get ya skates on. This Sunday Queenstown Roller Derby’s holding its Christmas scrimmage — but the organisers are hoping to attract a few more players...

Tennis tyro aces rivals

A 12-year-old Queenstowner is making a bit of a racket in New Zealand tennis circles. Kai Milburn last month won Tennis NZ's junior masters 12-and-under...

Mel’s a silver star at world champs

Arrowtown mixed martial artist Mel Webster has won silver at the IMMAF World Championships. The impressive 34-year-old lightweight fought three times at the amateur champs...

Runners number 12,000 for marathon events

A group of Wakatipu Rugby Club players may encounter some testy conditions in Saturday's Queenstown International Marathon, when they run 21.1km in speedos, raising...

Stepping up for mental health

A Queenstown ultra-runner's tackling the "crazy" challenge of running/power-hiking 30,500 vertical metres – or 100,000 feet – over the month of November to raise...

A new place to horse around

It's a playground – for horses. In just over a week Shotover Equestrian, the brainchild of talented horse rider Jude Nickolls, will be open for...

BJJ club on a roll at nationals

Queenstown youngster Ali Stacey scored the fastest submission at the Brazilian jiu-jitsu 'gi' nationals – winning a match with an arm bar in just...

Millbrook’s stunning new nine

Construction of Millbrook's second Coronet nine is expected to be completed in November, with the course ready to play in about two years. Former Kiwi...

Rachel’s Open spot

It's fair to say getting a surprise entry into the NZ Open is a double-edged sword for Rachel Edmond. The part-time Queenstowner, a regular volunteer...
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