Australia

Queenstown's Emma Timmis has just unofficially broken a Guinness World Record. Mandy Cooper caught up with the Brit to talk about her Aussie odyssey Adventurer Emma Timmis has just finished a 74-day 'elliptical' biking journey covering 7951.9km – and she's...
A wealthy Australian couple are spending $7 million building a luxury home near Queenstown. They bought the 4491 square metre Closeburn Station site, overlooking the Glenorchy Road, for $3m, pending Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approval. The OIO's now granted consent to...

Odyssey on an oddity

Adventurer Emma Timmis has travelled less than 100 metres on an outdoor 'elliptical' bike. But that hasn't stopped her planning an epic long-haul record attempt on the niche mode of transport. The Queenstown-based Brit plans to cross Australia on the running-bike...
An Aussie Paralympic champion's an ex-Queenstowner. Canoeist Curtis McGrath, 28, won gold in the men’s KL2 200m sprint while wearing Australia's green and gold colours in Rio. The ex-Wakatipu High School pupil moved across the ditch to join the army. Four years...
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