biking

Peddling bike films

By PHILIP CHANDLER Pictured is a scene from British film Focus that’s among a selection of 13 international and New Zealand short cycling films screening in Arrowtown on Thursday night. Part of an annual event, The Big Bike Film Night, the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Spare a thought for five Queenstown triathletes entering New Zealand’s biggest ironman after being mucked around this month. Aaron Fleming, who’s tackling Taupo’s Ironman NZ for an incredible 10th time, Paul Preston, who has completed three full ironmans...
By GUY WILLIAMS Sarah and Tim Schubert are going for a long, long walk this weekend. The Arrow Junction couple are taking part in the Oxfam 100km Trail Walk in New Plymouth starting today. Sarah says she did a 50km walk in...
After a successful business career in Queenstown, specialising in HR, Maryann Geddes is shifting to Christchurch next month. She tells PHILIP CHANDLER what’s behind the move, recounts her climbing exploits and reveals a special local connection she’ll be retaining For...
By PHILIP CHANDLER With international borders shut, Queenstown’s tourism promo organisation’s this Sunday launching its biggest-ever push for Kiwi visitors. Destination Queenstown’s running a 10-week spring/summer domestic campaign that includes prime-time TV ads and big billboards in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. It’s being...

New trail transport service

By PHILIP CHANDLER A new transport operation, Trail Connect, is shuttling people to Queenstown-Lakes and Central Otago trails for biking, hiking and running. Former local pro triathlete and elite runner Jason Hall, who now lives near Wanaka but also does pick-ups in...
Queenstown professional freeskier Pete Oswald’s putting his body on the line for a lofty goal of getting thousands of trees planted in Madagascar. He tells GUY WILLIAMS about a fundraising project that’s helping to save the world and a...

Closing the loop

By GUY WILLIAMS Work on major extensions to the Queenstown Trail connecting Arthurs Point, Tucker Beach and Arrowtown could begin this summer. After two years of work talking to landowners and lining up funding, the Queenstown Trails Trust has applied for...
Gorge Road's iconic jump park is getting the boot. Queenstown Mountain Bike Club boss Adam Carlson confirms it is on the hunt for a new home once its council lease comes to an end next January. He describes it as disappointing...
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