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Plum award for plumber

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown commercial maintenance plumber Alan Wharton’s won a prestigious industry award. He’s pictured late last month after accepting the James Douglas Medallion for newly-qualified tradespersons at the New Zealand Plumbing Awards in Blenheim. Wharton recently completed his Masterlink apprenticeship...

Cash keeps wheels spinning

By MATTHEW MCKEW A cash injection’s been given to Queenstown’s mountain biking community through a huge fundraiser run by a resort bar. Atlas Beer Cafe raised $16,795 through their annual Season of Shred fundraiser to support trail building and maintenance work...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A film festival making its premiere in Queenstown might be a chance for a new Spielberg to gain recognition, win a cool grand and promote the resort’s growing network of mountain bike trails. Queenstown Mountain Bike Club, which...
By GUY WILLIAMS An Irishman’s looking at jail time after police found more than 2400 ecstasy pills at his Arthurs Point home. Keith Singleton, 30, was on Tuesday convicted on two charges of dealing the ‘Pink Strawberry’ party pills when he...
LAST week I moved to Fernhill, and the walk from Mountain Scene HQ to my new home’s been a perfect reminder of why I left London. Long gone are the smelly, hot days of the tube and now, thankfully, so...

Till theft guts colleagues

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown Cookie Time store workers felt ‘‘a sense of betrayal’’ after its manager was caught stealing nearly $2000 from its till over a five-month period, a judge says. Elsa Evangelina Velazquez Robledo, 31, had been store manager for two...
A German national who apparently funded his stay in Queenstown by selling drugs is now a guest of Her Majesty, having been sentenced to 26 months in the slammer. Sven Stephan Harrieder, 30, had previously admitted possession of cannabis for...
Queenstown’s world famous for its adventure attractions.  Think Shotover Jet, bungy, rafting, skydiving ... the list goes on.  However, because the current Covid-19 pandemic's likely to mean New Zealand's borders don't reopen for a long time, this sector's in...
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