Cancer Society

By GUY WILLIAMS About 7000 daffodil bulbs will be planted in Lake Hayes Estate’s Nerin Square at community working bees over the next two Sundays. The community initiative has crowdfunded about $1500 to buy the first batch, which is being bolstered...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown-based national charity’s donated these wheels — a brand-new Kia Sportage — to help the Cancer Society’s Central Otago team support people affected by cancer. From left, Hugo Charitable Trust chairman Mark Owens and trust donations officer...

Arsenic alarm

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown rural landowners are on high alert over arsenic poisoning in their drinking water. Regional medical officer of health Susan Jack last month warned about 200 householders not to drink their bore water till it’s tested, as ‘‘elevated...

‘Grossly unfair’

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown joinery company’s fighting an Immigration New Zealand (INZ) decision to exile a highly-valued employee, who’s also an elite athlete, on health grounds. UK-born Clint Williams has worked for Formatt Bespoke Joinery Co, where he’s workshop manager,...

Clint’s big strides

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner's defied cancer to notch up an impressive sporting record. Clint Williams, 34, has already endured two brain surgeries for cancerous tumours. However, between times he’s run marathons and half marathons — he’s running the half marathon version...

Lift chairs selling

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstowners have a chance to bag themselves a bit of skifield history, simultaneously helping out two local charities. The Remarkables is selling off its old Sugar Bowl quad chairs from tomorrow morning — all the money raised will...

Flowering square

By GUY WILLIAMS Lake Hayes Estate’s Nerin Square could turn yellow each spring if a bold fundraising plan wins public support. The Queenstown suburb’s community association is hoping to crowdfund $32,000, half of which would pay for thousands of daffodil bulbs,...
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...
The roaring '20s are making a comeback for a good cause. Queenstowners will don their flapper dresses and suits on November 23 for the Cancer Society Great Gatsby Ball. The formerly-annual fundraiser is making a comeback after a three-year hiatus. Cancer Society...

Gratitude after cancer shock

It's fitting that Juliana Costa's new music festival's called Gratitude – it's an emotion she's got in spades. The bubbly 37-year-old Queenstowner's organising a one-day celebration to raise money for the Cancer Society Otago, after receiving a diagnosis that turned...

Busting a gut for ball bash

Queenstown's inaugural Cancer Society ball next Saturday will be a fun night, a fundraiser and an awareness exercise, organisers say. Featuring iconic New Zealand pop rock band The Feelers, Queenstown band The Flavour, a three-course meal and unlimited beer and...
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