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Cash keeps wheels spinning

By MATTHEW MCKEW A cash injection’s been given to Queenstown’s mountain biking community through a huge fundraiser run by a resort bar. Atlas Beer Cafe raised $16,795 through their annual Season of Shred fundraiser to support trail building and maintenance work...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown 19-year-old’s fulfilling a dream by taking up a golfing scholarship in the United States. Former Otago rep Danielle Bailey’s off to Western Washington University in Bellingham — the northernmost university in mainland US — for four...

Bidding war for Frankton crib

By PHILIP CHANDLER The price fetched at auction for a Queenstown waterfront property has blown people out of the water. Following a bidding war at a Bayleys auction last Friday, a local buyer successfully bid $1,690,000 for 963 Frankton Road —...
By PHILIP CHANDLER It was Queenstown's most-anticipated residential property auction. With the resort's tourism economy having been hammered by Covid-19 restrictions, Bayleys Queenstown's mega-auction on May 29 - the first major one since the crisis hit - was seen as a...

To Oz, with love

It's set to be one of the biggest Queenstown parties this summer, but the sentiment behind it's no cause for celebration. This Sunday the free Wakatipu Waiata for Australia's being held on Queenstown's Rec Ground, from 11am till 7pm, raising...

Hammer down for school

Talk about supporting your kid's school. Queenstown accountant Peter Wilson, whose son Calder goes to Shotover Primary, bought a four-bedroom house at auction last Saturday, putting the final seal on a school fundraiser. Wilson bid $810,000 for the brand-new Shotover Country...
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