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By TRACEY ROXBURGH If this was any other year, Peta Mathias would be in her home in the south of France, teaching cooking classes and getting ready to go on a week-long culinary tour in the Basque country. Covid’s put paid to that,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A book about Queenstown like no other was one of two launched in town last week by a leading New Zealand photographer. When he moved into a Queenstown Hill home in 2009, Mike Langford vowed to shoot the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner's based a kids' book around daily displays of teddy bears during the Covid-19 lockdown. Placing teddy bears in windows became a New Zealand lockdown tradition aimed at cheering up children. John Cushen, 70, says his windows couldn't...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's adventure girl Emma Timmis has never been one to shy away from a challenge. In 2014 she ran across Africa - the 3974km distance equivalent to 94 marathons - in 89 days. Then in 2017 she unofficially broke...
Celebrated Queenstown artist and author Da'Vella Gore has battled the odds to publish yet another adventure-packed book about her life. She launches This Blessed Artist at her stunning Lake Hayes property today. What she calls "an autobiography of my life as...
Surely everyone accepts that wilding pines are a pest that need exterminated at almost any cost? Try telling that to ex-Queenstowner Jim Childerstone. He discusses his newly-released book, with its alternative facts on the issue, with Philip Chandler Semi-retired forester is taking a stand against the wholesale...
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