Central Otago

By PHILIP CHANDLER Due to the the economic situation, a Queenstown gallery space has been reclaimed for further exhibitions, starting this week. Since June last year, Five Mile's developer has let artist Marc Blake use large vacant ground-floor space in Craigs...
By HUGH COLLINS A Queenstown lawyer's establishing a golfing society as a way of supporting regional clubs in the Covid-19 era. The Wombles, founded by Steve Brent, draws inspiration from the '80s TV show of the same name, and aims to...
Dear Kelvin, I know you're busy and all, but I just had one quick question for you. Where, exactly, have you been? Or, perhaps, more to the point, as Minister of Tourism, what - aside from tasking Tourism New Zealand to come...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A $3 million-plus Queenstown property deal's gone through in the past week during New Zealand's pandemic-induced lockdown. An expat Kiwi family, based in Singapore, has bought Gibbston's Mt Rosa Lodge, including a pinot noir vineyard, at the Wakatipu's...

Guerrilla green

By HUGH COLLINS An illicitly-operating 'green fairy' is distributing medicinal marijuana to about 150 people in Queenstown. The man, who doesn't want to be named, says many of his clients aren't able to get effective medicine through legitimate health professionals. But, as...

Boundaries that divide us

Divide and conquer, that's the traditional formula. Or, slightly tweaked, "divide and ignore". Our communities may enjoy a friendly rivalry, but by contrast with the rest of New Zealand, there's far more that unites than divides us. Yet every three years, we're...
New grants are set to give local artists a New Year's boost. The Wanaka Arts Charitable Trust's offering three grants for artists in the Central Otago-Queenstown Lakes area of between $2000 to $4000 each. The grants are to be used for...

Bulls dish out respect

Excitement's building for a ding-dong top-of-the-table rugby derby in Queenstown tomorrow. The Wakatipu Premiers, who head the Central Otago competition with only one loss from 12 games, play second-placed Arrowtown on their Recreation Ground home turf at the earlier time...
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