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By GUY WILLIAMS Arrowtown alternative rock band The Seaside Stranglers are throwing a party in the town tonight night to mark the release of their EP, Quick, Fast and Deadly. Frontman-bassist Sam Maxwell, 25, says the gig at Slow Cuts is...

Alpine chalet full of charm

By PHILIP CHANDLER Few Queenstown homes have the charm and character of one currently on the market in Kelvin Heights’ Balmoral Drive. It was built in the early ‘90s by Arrowtown-based architectural designer Erwin ‘Strauss’ Steck in the style of a...
By GUY WILLIAMS Former Arrowtown councillor Lex Perkins, who died at the weekend after a battle with cancer, was the first to put his hand up for community causes, former Queenstown mayor Vanessa van Uden says. Van Uden says Lex brought...

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...

Target ‘ultra-premium’

By GUY WILLIAMS New tourism minister Stuart Nash says a ban on hiring vans without loos '‘won’t make any difference’’ to visitor numbers to Queenstown when international travel resumes. Nash, who met Queenstown mayor Jim Boult and tourism business owners in...

Arrowtown band going places

By PHILIP CHANDLER A new Arrowtown alternative rock band comprising three uber-talented musos is hitting the road to see how far they’ll go. The Seaside Stranglers — frontman/bassist Sam Maxwell, 25, his brother, lead rhythm guitarist Tom, 32, and drummer Sam...

Mega run for mental health

By PHILIP CHANDLER A friend's suspected suicide has prompted a Queenstown ultrarunner and a running mate to undertake a staggering 500 kilometre run to raise awareness and funds for mental health. Starting October 24, Kerryn Bell and Ben Fraser, from Oamaru,...
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