Arrowtown School

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...

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...
By PHILIP CHANDLER An accomplished Wakatipu-raised performer’s just waiting for Melbourne’s airport to reopen before taking on the biggest role of her life. Alexia Brinsley’s one of two females, along with 16 hot male dancers, selected for the Australian edition of Channing Tatum’s...

Vandal hunt

Queenstown cops are forensically testing alcohol bottles and cans left around Arrowtown School on Friday night to try to find the people responsible for vandalising it. Senior sergeant Paula Enoka says the incident occurred some time after 5pm last Friday. Two...
Changes to school bus stop points on Gibbston Highway are on the cards in efforts to protect students from being hit by speedy drivers. The call for safety's come because motorists aren't slowing down to 20kmh when approaching stationary school...

Teachers cast ballots

A LACK of young blood entering the teaching profession has Queenstown educators worried. More than 100 Queenstown Lakes teachers gathered at the Events Centre for a union meeting last week. The subject? A vote on whether to accept a new pay...
Local teachers are taking a futuristic approach to education. The Wakatipu Kahui Ako, community of learning, has been set up for schools to share ideas. Arrowtown School principal Chris Bryant says it's a new way of thinking. Instead of acting independently, schools...

Ministry in school site hunt

A new primary school is on the cards for Queenstown. The Ministry of Education's Katrina Casey confirms it's on the hunt for a suitable location in the Wakatipu – but won't reveal where. The news isn't surprising given a hike in Queenstown...
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