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A big choral concert

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown has hardly seen a choral concert like it. School choirs from four of the Wakatipu’s primary schools — Queenstown Primary, Shotover Primary, St Joseph’s and Arrowtown — combine vocal cords this Thursday to present ‘Wakatipu Sings! 2020’. Altogether...

Arrowtown’s operatic coup

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Berlin's loss is Arrowtown’s gain. Right now Simon O’Neill — known as the ‘‘best Wagnerian tenor of his generation’’ — should be in Germany getting ready to perform the lead role in Tristan and Isolde at the Berlin...
Starting his working life, aged 16, in an engineering shop, Tom Mulqueen ended up looking after an aircraft fleet in New Caledonia.  That link also led to him holidaying, then retiring, in Queenstown. He talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Glenorchy showjumping rider Grace Percy should be forever grateful she managed to fit in her finest sporting moment just before the Covid-19 pandemic killed off all events. Three weekends ago, the 23-year-old, riding her chestnut gelding Kiwi Spirit, won...
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