Alert Level 2

Doors thrown open

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Exclusive access is being granted to some of the Whakatipu’s most impressive and interesting homes this coming Sunday, fundraising for Shotover Primary School. Organiser Jane Hamilton says the Shotover Primary Friends of the School’s house tour is no ‘‘cookie-cutter’’...

Mercury rises on Moonlight

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's Maureen Stachowicz (pictured) fought through scorching temperatures to win the women’s marathon in 5 hours, 52 minutes and 57 seconds during the 10th annual Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon last Saturday. The men’s marathon was won by Christchurch’s...

Greenies’ talkfest cancelled

By GUY WILLIAMS The Whakatipu Conservation Celebration planned for tonight at the Kiwi Birdlife Park has been knocked on the head because of the elevated Covid alert level earlier this week. But one of the speakers lined up for the event,...

Showbiz’s one-night stand

By PHILIP CHANDLER Despite having to postpone its 2020 musical, Showbiz Queenstown’s still hitting the stage this year, just, with a one-off show this Friday. Showtunes at the Sherwood will feature songs and medleys from the musical theatre society’s annual shows...
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...

2020 Peak to Peak plug pulled

By GUY WILLIAMS Covid's kiboshed the Peak to Peak. The multisport race’s organisers have cancelled it with ‘‘great regret’’ as a result of the government’s announcement on Monday that Covid alert levels would remain unchanged for another week, media manager Margo Berryman says. Originally...

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...

Abuse concerns

By MATTHEW MCKEW There are fears Covid-19 is providing the perfect excuse for abusers to isolate their victims, Age Concern’s warning. It comes at the same time as a City Hall report says Queenstown’s ‘‘young people’’ are facing ‘‘alcohol, drug and eating...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Having mental health as the theme for a play has emboldened Queenstown’s Remarkable Theatre to continue staging it despite the uncertainties of Covid-19 restrictions. The play, Cosi — being performed at the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall from September 10...
By HUGH COLLINS Airlines' self-interest is causing ‘‘huge disruption’’ for events, Winter Pride festival director Martin King says. The 10-day festival’s starting today with only three of its events scrubbed because of Alert Level 2 rules. But the response of Air New...

No crowd, no worries

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's finally go time for the SkyCity Stampede ice hockey team — but for the first time in its history, the team will be playing in an almost empty arena. Stampede manager Niel Frear says his team and the...
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