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The Shows Must Go On

By GUY WILLIAMS Its title couldn’t be more apt. The Touring Company’s production of The Shows Must Go On, which hits the Queenstown Memorial Centre stage this coming Monday, was born of a determination to revive musical theatre after March’s lockdown...

Stampede roll Allstars side

By MATTHEW MCKEW The winning streak continues for Queenstown’s SkyCity Stampede as they head into the final weekend of hockey for the year. The hometown heroes welcomed fans back last weekend for the first time this season with two thumping wins...

Here come the fans

By MATTHEW MCKEW Crowds will pile into Queenstown Ice Arena tonight for the first time this season when SkyCity Stampede take on a rest-of-the-South Island team. The best players from the Canterbury Red Devils and Dunedin Thunder will combine to take...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's SkyCity Stampede ice hockey team might have schooled its Dunedin counterparts last weekend, but the side won’t be taking anything for granted playing them again, at home, this weekend. The 2019 New Zealand Ice Hockey League champs...

Tree-mendous day planned

By PHILIP CHANDLER If we’re back to Alert Level 1 by September 21, Jardine Park will host one of Queenstown’s biggest ever community planting days. Under the ‘Stars programme’, introduced to Wakatipu High this year, more than 350 students from Years...

Young tyro Peak to Peakers

By PHILIP CHANDLER and TRACEY ROXBURGH Meet Arrowtown School’s good sports. For the first time a team from the primary school’s entering Queenstown’s iconic Peak to Peak — running, hopefully, on September 19, Covid-19 restrictions permitting. The Year 8 pupils tackling the multisport...

Slump could see young leave

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown faces the risk of becoming a retirement village, the mayor’s warning, amidst the latest slump in the resort’s economy. Jobseeker claims are up almost 1300% from where they stood before the Covid-19 outbreak, peaking with 525 claimants...
By HUGH COLLINS An Arrowtown real estate agent’s slammed organisers of the Queenstown Mardi Gras for planning to run the event in the middle of the historic village. The festival’s scheduled to run on September 5 in the Ramshaw Lane carpark,...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's finally time to get your party pants on, Queenstown! This week New Zealand returned to (almost) normal, when we entered Level 1, and now a 12-hour live music festival's been announced for Arrowtown to celebrate. Arrow Sounds, being...
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