Charity

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...

Mighty mission

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown nurse with a pacemaker has set herself the ultimate challenge — running the 3000km length of New Zealand. Brooke Thomas, who sets off from NZ’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga, on Thursday, has wanted to run the...

Lift chairs selling

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstowners have a chance to bag themselves a bit of skifield history, simultaneously helping out two local charities. The Remarkables is selling off its old Sugar Bowl quad chairs from tomorrow morning — all the money raised will...

Charity’s double win

By PHILIP CHANDLER Young Auckland professionals last week raised $6000-plus for a Queenstown charity helping out-of-work locals. Philanthropy organisation 10x10 New Zealand organised a crowdfunding Dragons’ Den-style event in Auckland in which three charities pitched for funding from the audience. One of...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown pro mountain biker Eddie Masters and three fellow pros are running half marathons in their quarantine hotel rooms tomorrow in a bid to crowd-fund $15,000 for Christchurch’s Burwood Spinal Unit and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The 31-year-old downhill...

Charity pitch to Aucklanders

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown charity that’s dispensed thousands of meals to out-of-work locals is counting its blessings. Baskets of Blessing is one of three charities that will benefit from a crowdfunding event in Auckland next Wednesday run by philanthropy organisation,...

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...
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