Alexandra

Getting a fix for nix

By TRACEY ROXBURGH If it’s broke, fix it — or find someone who can. Tomorrow the Repair Revolution’s popping up at the Queenstown Events Centre, aiming to help people get more life out of their belongings and divert good things from...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Writers Festival organisers have made an arresting choice of MC to interview two top New Zealand crime novelists tomorrow. They’ve chosen former local-based top cop Phil Jones, no stranger to murder investigations, who’s now living back in...

Banishing plastics

By MATTHEW MCKEW A postponed wedding’s been the launchpad for a Queenstown company aimed at banishing plastic waste from grocery shopping. Lauren Redmond resigned from Jack’s Point Clubhouse a day before lockdown, intending to focus more on freelancing in the events sector. But...
She’s shy, socially, but comes alive behind the mic, whether that’s as a TV or radio journalist, news reader or anchor or as a singer/guitarist in a band. A youthful-looking Leanne Malcolm talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about her illustrious broadcasting...

Minutes from death

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A fire investigator says residents of a Huff Street house who lost everything in a Queenstown fire early on Saturday were just minutes away from possible death. About 25 volunteer firefighters from Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown, Cromwell and Alexandra...
By PHILIP CHANDLER This region’s wrested a prestigious Registered Master Builders (RMB) Association of NZ shield off Auckland for the first time. RMB’s Construction Shield, awarded to the region that signs up the most new members over a year, has been...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstowner Jack Allan, who died last week, aged 93, is being remembered as ‘‘a true son and gentleman of the Wakatipu’’. He’s part of a family who’ve been in the district for six generations, dating back to the...

Local realtor closes door

By PHILIP CHANDLER One of Queenstown’s best-known real estate personalities retired on Friday after 25 years in the business. Kelvin Collins has run and been a major owner of Harcourts Queenstown since ‘95, through Highland Real Estate Group Ltd. He oversaw its merger...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Playing for your captain takes on a new dimension for the Arrowtown rugby side’s crunch home game against Upper Clutha today. That’s because Malcolm Sutherland, who’s in sole charge this year after being co-captain last season, brings up his...

Local teams triumph

By PHILIP CHANDLER Despite travelling away, Queenstown Cricket Club's seniors and senior reserves both won their 40-over Otago Country finals last Saturday. In Oturehua, the seniors posted 210, Swaran Sandhu scoring 85, then held Maniototo to 190 - Adam Hubber and Sam...

Boundaries that divide us

Divide and conquer, that's the traditional formula. Or, slightly tweaked, "divide and ignore". Our communities may enjoy a friendly rivalry, but by contrast with the rest of New Zealand, there's far more that unites than divides us. Yet every three years, we're...
Organisers of Saturday's fifth Queenstown 9s rugby league tournament are dealing with a late curve ball. Queenstown council's banned use of the tournament's usual Recreation Ground venue for three weeks after wet weather, combined with its use for the Queenstown...
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