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When a company boss thought a teenager had skived off with his wife’s purse on a night out in Queenstown last year, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Encountering the alleged thief on the dark streets of...

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...

Flyers in a flap

By PHILIP CHANDLER Milford flightseeing companies, mostly Queenstown-based, are outraged over a governance group’s proposal to stop small tourist planes flying to and from world-famous Milford Sound. Milford Opportunities is floating proposals to improve and lengthen the Milford visitor experience, before producing...
At 13 years old, I watched with excitement as the AJ Hackett crew tested their bungees outside our house on Thompson Street. They tied cables to a power pole and a ute, and accelerated. I remember getting weighed in a creaky...

Right Royalburn retreat

By PHILIP CHANDLER It's not a bad place to be locked down in. 'Royalburn Hideout', on the CrownTerrace, above Arrowtown, is one of the Wakatipu's most distinctive homes. What makes it one-of-a-kind is a length-of-the-house overhanging eave, or soffit. The three-bedroom home was...

Camp nomad homeless again

A 73-year-old Queenstowner's getting used to bouncing between campgrounds. Part-time bus driver Grant Ramsay's among 100-plus Frankton Motor Camp residents being sent packing by Queenstown's council, which is redeveloping the prime lakefront site for camping, only, in time for next...
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