charitable trust

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new Queenstown charitable trust with a focus on mental health has received a $40,000 funding boost from Central Lakes Trust. The Southern Wellbeing Trust was co-founded in September by local GP Tim Rigg and health communications specialist...
Former Queenstown tourism leader John MacDonald’s been a prominent councillor for the past four-and-a-half years, and a staunch advocate for better local health services. After announcing his resignation so he can cope better with his Parkinson’s condition, he talks...
By PHILIP CHANDLER The baton’s been passed on at Queenstown’s music school. Sarah Lyttle is the first general manager of the Turn Up The Music Trust, replacing administrator Sue Marshall, who’s now become a trustee. Lyttle — a Queenstown Jazz Orchestra saxophonist...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Covid's forced organisers of one of Queenstown’s most popular events to charge an entry fee this year. Thousands of people have historically flocked to the Queenstown Gardens for Luma, held at Queen’s Birthday weekend, which has always been...

Lake Hayes’ $1m kickstarter

By GUY WILLIAMS A local iwi charity’s been given $1 million by philanthropist Rod Drury to get started on a long-planned project to clean up Queenstown’s Lake Hayes. Mana Tahuna chief executive Mike Rewi says the money’s paying for the new...

Young iwi rep building bridges

Born-and-bred Queenstowner Mike Rewi’s fitting of the ‘renaissance man’ label. A long- time Wakatipu Prems rugby winger, he’s dabbled in a music career, but he tells HUGH COLLINS he now spends as much time as he can volunteering with his iwi,...

Dog day afternoon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Tomorrow's a day for the dogs at one pooch-propitious craft beer bar in Queenstown. Beech Tree, off Beach Street, is hosting a ‘Paws & Pose’ fundraiser for Dog Rescue Dunedin (DRD), a charitable trust which also operates in the...
As far as early Christmas presents go, Queenstown's Happiness House got one of the best this year. General manager Robyn Francis says they've recently found out their lease - up in the air ever since their Park Street home was...
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