Arthurs Point

By PHILIP CHANDLER An Anzac Day tradition on Queenstown’s Edith Cavell Bridge, started during lockdown last year, was observed again last Sunday when a local bagpiper honoured the World War I nurse the bridge is named after. During lockdown, Graeme Glass,...

Big funding fast track

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown eco-venture Treespace Queenstown Ltd has fast-tracked its forest planting plans for Mount Dewar after receiving a funding boost from tech entrepreneur and part-time resort resident Rod Drury. Treespace director Adam Smith tells Mountain Scene Drury’s not only...

Queen of the peak

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown runner Nancy Jiang last Saturday took out a title she’s coveted for five years. The 30-year-old Chinese-born Kiwi won the New Zealand Mountain Running Championships’ senior women’s title in her backyard, Queenstown’s Coronet Peak. She completed the three-lap...
By GUY WILLIAMS A volunteer army from Queenstown Primary School is giving KAPOW some extra punch. The school approached the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust last year asking if it needed students to help with one of its native planting projects. The trust suggested...
By GUY WILLIAMS A bridge across the Shotover River, and the use of an old tunnel, could be snags in the Queenstown Trails Trust’s quest to extend its biking trail network. The trust’s application for resource consent to build the 15km...
By GUY WILLIAMS The backers of a major extension to the Queenstown Trail have finally got a date to argue their case before council-appointed commissioners. The Queenstown Trails Trust’s plan to build cycling routes between Arthurs Point, Tucker Beach and Arrowtown...
Three hearty cheers for councillor Val Miller, supported by councillor Penny Clark, in their call for a relaxation of the council/NZ Transport Agency anti-car policy in the Queenstown commercial area. It is a breath of fresh air, particularly after five...

Go big or go home

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Three days, 17 venues, 32 bands — all but one free. Arrow Sounds is back with a vengeance next month after an almost-too-successful debut last June. It’s the brainchild of The Fork and Tap owner Jeannie Crawford and Arrowtown muso...
When a company boss thought a teenager had skived off with his wife’s purse on a night out in Queenstown last year, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Encountering the alleged thief on the dark streets of...

Purely targeting the locals

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Many  think they’re mad. But James Nicholson and his business partners, James and Jane Paterson and their son, Jack, decided to look for the opportunities Covid-19’s presented — and when the chance came up to buy Canyon Brewing,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Department of Conservation’s put a spoke in the wheels of planned Queenstown walking/cycle trail extensions — however, steps are underway to solve the problem. Queenstown Trails Trust’s (QTT) proposing a trail network extension from Arrowtown to Arthurs Point...
By GUY WILLIAMS An Irishman’s looking at jail time after police found more than 2400 ecstasy pills at his Arthurs Point home. Keith Singleton, 30, was on Tuesday convicted on two charges of dealing the ‘Pink Strawberry’ party pills when he...
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