Charity

Speaking of mayor Jim Boult, his wife Karen says: ‘‘People know who Jim is, most of them don’t know who I am, really.’’ In an attempt to correct that imbalance, PHILIP CHANDLER talks to mayoress Karen Boult about her life...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH One down, two to go. Queenstown swimmer Liana Smith completed her first of three marathon swims, dubbed the Triple Crown, by crossing the 40.2-kilometre Lake Taupo last Friday. Setting out at 4.30am, the 24-year-old ran out of the lake...
By GUY WILLIAMS A volunteer army from Queenstown Primary School is giving KAPOW some extra punch. The school approached the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust last year asking if it needed students to help with one of its native planting projects. The trust suggested...

Going for it

By GUY WILLIAMS A band of talented youngsters who live with Tourette Syndrome are the headline act at a unique concert in Arrowtown tomorrow afternoon. The free ‘Neuro-Cool Music Concert’ at Arrowtown’s Athenaeum Hall features The Lunatics, a five-piece group of...
Cyclist Peter Yarrell, QSM, has turned his love of the sport into a vehicle that’s raised hundreds of thousands for charity. On the eve of his latest Tour of New Zealand, he tells PHILIP CHANDLER why he’s stepping down...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Shiver me timbers, he did it. Queenstowner Paddy Turnhout celebrated his 23rd birthday on Tuesday night by spending 23 minutes in an ice bath, where the water ranged in temperature from just 3.9degC to 4.5degC. At the same time...

King Beats ready for a rave

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The only thing he needed was for the Alert Level to come to the party. King Beats organiser Brendan Mulcahy says he’s ‘‘having a nightmare’’ with the Kingston festival, planned for this Saturday, in light of the uncertainty around...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It got off to a good starch, but a couple of people made a right hash of Arrowtown’s seventh annual Spud Comp. Last Saturday afternoon saw the judging of the hotly-contested event, hosted annually by The Fork and...

True confession of 100 Miler

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner tackling one of New Zealand’s biggest ultraruns this weekend admits she doesn’t even like running. Instead, showjumping rider Lucy Olphert, who’s running the scenic Tarawera  ultramarathon 100 Miler (165.2km), says she’s doing it for the challenge. ‘‘My...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Ace Queenstown ultrarunner Brooke Thomas says she received a ‘‘lovely’’ message from the Aussie whose length-of-New Zealand women’s record she’s just smashed. The 32-year-old nurse, who finished in Bluff last Friday night, completed the 3000km Te Araroa Trail,...

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...

Heads-up for adventure trip

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown-founded charity’s helping local kids attend the national final of an adventure sports challenge. Having won the regional Get2Go Challenge in September, eight Year 9 Wakatipu High students are off to the Hillary Outdoors education centre on...
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