Alex Martin

By PHILIP CHANDLER Four Queenstown kayakers recently completed one of the more extreme paddling adventures undertaken in New Zealand. Kayaking instructor Steve Norton had determined a 300km paddle from the west branch of the Matukituki River down the Clutha River — via...

Psyched up for Longest Day

By PHILIP CHANDLER Two top Queenstown multisporters, both entering tomorrow's Coast to Coast for the fourth time, expect fierce competition in their categories. The iconic race, comprising running, cycling and kayaking legs, takes competitors 243km from the West Coast to the...

Triple track b’day treat

If you thought knocking off Fiordland's three Great Walks within 24 hours was impossible, you've reckoned without slimly-built Queenstown runner, Hywel Dinnick. After a huge amount of logistical prep, Dinnick, whose first name's pronounced 'Howell', became the first known person to...
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