Alex McBurney

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's centenarian, the remarkable Alex McBurney, was farewelled by 250 people in Invercargill on Monday. The oldest World War II veteran living in the Wakatipu, Alex turned 100 on June 20, celebrating the milestone with his family, including...

Long-time carer retires

By PHILIP CHANDLER A special friend of many Wakatipu elderly folk has retired herself. Elaine Wells has been Presbyterian Support Southland's (PSS) SupportLink Wakatipu coordinator for the past 18 years - pictured with her Invercargill boss, Lynn Morton, at a farewell...

A soldier’s century

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's Alex McBurney has been to war, raised a family, and lived the Kiwi good life even shaken hands with royalty. The oldest World War II veteran living in the Wakatipu, he turned 100 on Saturday. Still living in...
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