Charity

Artful shredders

By MATTHEW MCKEW Old snowboards are being given a new lease of life as canvases for artists to get creative with and raise money for charity. For a third year running, NZ Shred has teamed up with the Queenstown Arts Centre...

Impact takes off

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Talk about girl power. In its inaugural year in Queenstown, Impact100 Wakatipu has raised $150,000 - $100,000 of which will be donated in one lump sum to a local charity or not-for-profit group this November, for which expressions...
By PHILIP CHANDLER With no tourists to cook for, Real Journeys Walter Peak and Canyon Brewing chefs are cooking up a storm for Queenstowners affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Using Canyon Brewing's kitchen, they've cooked almost 1800 meals for local charity, Baskets...
For a guy who was rejected from hospo jobs in Canada because he was told he "wasn't really a people person", Chris Dickson's done alright for himself. He talks to TRACEY ROXBURGH about his plans to support Queenstown Chris Dickson knows all too...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH One hundred women will unite in Queenstown this year to give a game-changing $100,000 grant to one local charity or not-for-profit group. Impact100, the brainchild of American Wendy Steele, sees 100 women each donate $1000 to the main...
A Queenstown 10-year-old has made it his mission to help an international charity smuggle oppressed North Koreans to safety. Over the past year, Remarkables Primary student Henry Small has become fascinated and appalled over their plight under the dictatorship of...
A Queenstown primary schooler has proved he can handle the heat, and is staying in the kitchen. Aspiring chef Arya Panniar Selvam, 9, is something of a whizz when it comes to cooking, and he's putting his talents to good...
Most kids wouldn't be too keen on spending their winter school holidays trekking up hills. But 12-year-old Samuel Muir hasn't been thinking about himself as he's hit Queenstown trails this month. The St Joseph's School pupil's attempting to walk the height...

Great Wall walk

A Queenstown pensioner's proving no wall is too high when it comes to helping dreams come true for sick children. On Monday, Kerry Dunlop set out with 11 other adventurers to trek part of the Great Wall of China, over...
More than 100 Queenstowners will come together this weekend to show their support for those struggling with mental health. The Lake Hayes Pavilion will be lit up with more than 400 candles for the 'Darkness Into Light' walk on Saturday. Organised...
A Queenstowner who doesn't like walking has just started walking the South Island after limping the length of the North Island – all for a good cause. AJ Hackett Bungy bus driver Karlyn Connolly quit his job last November to...

Air ambulance bid

A Queenstown couple is raising money to transform an old chopper into an air ambulance for vulnerable Pacific Islanders. Volunteers Dr Derek Allen and midwife Diana Watson, who run the non-governmental organisation TroppoDoc, returned to work in Vanuatu last week...
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