Rod’s ‘iconic’ track

By PHILIP CHANDLER A stunning mountain bike trail on Queenstown’s Coronet Peak, funded by tech entrepreneur Rod Drury, officially opens today. Named ‘Hot Rod’ after Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s new white knight, it runs from halfway down Coronet Peak, where Rude...

Heliski veteran not sloping off

Probably no one in New Zealand, or even the world, has heliski-guided more vertical metres than Russell Carr. The Queenstowner talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about the buzz of heliskiing, what’s changed over 40 years and how he fits his...

Bike club gains white knight

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s about to put its foot down — and it’s got some serious firepower behind it. New Zealand tech entrepreneur and Xero co-founder Rod Drury says he decided a while ago to get back into...