cancer

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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