Australian

By PHILIP CHANDLER Ace Queenstown ultrarunner Brooke Thomas says she received a ‘‘lovely’’ message from the Aussie whose length-of-New Zealand women’s record she’s just smashed. The 32-year-old nurse, who finished in Bluff last Friday night, completed the 3000km Te Araroa Trail,...

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 There's probably not been a local Christmas work do like it. As Arrowtown builder Triple Star Management held its party at Gibbston’s Waitiri Creek last Friday, Registered Master Builders (RMB) was holding its national ‘virtual’ House of the...

Mighty mission

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown nurse with a pacemaker has set herself the ultimate challenge — running the 3000km length of New Zealand. Brooke Thomas, who sets off from NZ’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga, on Thursday, has wanted to run the...

Striking streetscape added

By PHILIP CHANDLER A newly-completed luxury apartment complex close to downtown Queenstown could set a trend for the future. The five-unit Lakeside Villas, clad in striking cedar, sits right beside busy Frankton Road and adjoins Oaks Club Resort, to the east,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A choral number written for this weekend's RenewArt arts celebration in Queenstown reflects on the resort's cosmopolitan nature at this vexed time for the world. The song, being performed at Events Centre concerts tonight and tomorrow afternoon, is...

Remy making tracks

By PHILIP CHANDLER A top freeride mountain biker’s peddling Queenstown as the world’s best destination for his sport. Australian-raised 22-year-old Remy Morton — currently starring in Destination Queenstown’s ‘Flatten The Hill’ campaign — moved to the resort six summers ago and,...
By GUY WILLIAMS TOTS on Tour owner Lucy Wilkinson exemplifies the hundreds of small business owners in Queenstown who rely on travellers for their trade. Which is why Wilkinson’s so relieved by the government’s wage subsidy package announced this week. Her baby...
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