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By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown architect has won the ‘Green Home of the Year’ award at Home Magazine’s Home of the Year award. Stacey Farrell, who picked up the award in person at the ceremony in Auckland a fortnight ago, says...
By MARK PRICE THE never-ending building boom in the Queenstown Lakes district appears to be putting a strain on supplies of native plants. Glenorchy Community Association chairman John Glover (right) says new subdivisions are soaking up supplies, and growers and nurseries are...

Trappers upset

By GUY WILLIAMS A volunteer predator trapper who’s discovered six traps missing between Lake Dispute and Moke Lake says the thefts are bizarre and demoralising. Bob’s Cove resident Pippa Speedy noticed the DoC200 traps had gone last week while checking a...
By GUY WILLIAMS The Wakatipu Reforestation Trust will celebrate a major milestone this weekend when its 50,000th native plant goes into the ground. The moment will come tomorrow morning at Whitechapel Reserve, near Arrow Junction, where the trust’s holding the first...
By HUGH COLLINS Queenstown's only wildlife park has had "overwhelming" support after being forced into Covid-19 survival mode. For all of last month, Kiwi Birdlife Park on Brecon Street operated on donations only, a move that was purely about raising awareness,...
By GUY WILLIAMS A consortium of predator control and conservation groups is working on an ambitious project to eradicate and intensively control predators across a massive swathe of country between Queenstown and Hawea. An independent study it commissioned concludes a 'Southern Lakes...

Moa bone find gnaws family

Extinct for more than 500 years, New Zealand's flightless moa bird has returned to the Wakatipu – at least in skeleton form. Builder's labourer Neil Jackson found a moa's lower leg bone on one of Queenstown's oldest habitable properties. He unearthed the...
It's pretty difficult these days to find the line between reaching for the tinfoil and being a sheeple. Take 1080. I mean don't actually take it. Don't bloody touch it. Don't let your children near it, or your dogs near it, don't...
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