cancer

Honouring artistic genius

By MATTHEW MCKEW A special exhibition’s being held at Queenstown’s Tim Wilson Gallery to celebrate the evolution of the painter’s works. Wilson, a local resident, died last month aged 65, after an almost 10-year battle with cancer. The celebrated oil painter was...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner diagnosed with terminal cancer has urgently flown to Mexico for treatment to try to beat the odds - and the risk of extra coronavirus-related border closures. Jacob Macak, a 33-year-old engineer, was originally told he had...

Ange’s birthday bash hopes

Queenstown woman Ange Murray's decided to delay her 50th birthday celebrations this month, hoping to throw "one big party" to celebrate being cancer-free next December. Initially diagnosed with melanoma in December, 2017, she discovered it was in her lymph nodes...

So you’re Brad Pitt…

A former Queenstowner has named her rare form of breast cancer after Brad Pitt – and her old employer is fundraising for the charities helping her to beat it. Rebecca van Dijk, aka Bexie Bubbles, was renowned as a "bit...

Overwhelmed by $14k support

A Queenstown mum with inoperable cancer says $14,000 in donations from the resort community will allow her to make more cherished memories with her family. Alys Elsworth (nee Cochrane) grew up in the resort but moved to the United Kingdom about...
A mum of two diagnosed with terminal cancer just over a month ago has no words to describe the generosity of Queenstowners. Elaine Iketau, 31, arrived in the resort on Monday with new hubby Daniel Milo, and kids Lorielle and...

Top charity spot lopped

A Queenstown teenager who shaved off his locks at the weekend is close to being one of the top individual fundraisers for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Benji Crossan, 14, decided to take part in Shave for a Cure...
There couldn't be a more appropriate entertainer for an upcoming Cancer Society fundraiser on Milford Sound than long-time Queenstown muso Nigel Hirst. Hirst – who'll perform, along with his wife Margaret O'Hanlon, on a Real Journeys overnight cruise on September...
A Queenstowner facing life-threatening cancer says it's making her a better person. Former radio broadcaster and comedian Emma Lange was diagnosed with an invasive brain tumour six months ago, after an MRI scan. "Kaboom, they found it, it's big, about a...
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