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Heliski veteran not sloping off

Probably no one in New Zealand, or even the world, has heliski-guided more vertical metres than Russell Carr. The Queenstowner talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about the buzz of heliskiing, what’s changed over 40 years and how he fits his...
Martin Hawes is a financial advisor, wealth coach and author who called Queenstown home for 20 yearsbefore moving to Christchurch When life changes, conventional wisdom says you should revisit your will. After 20 years of living in the Wakatipu Basin, I...

Tree-mendous day planned

By PHILIP CHANDLER If we’re back to Alert Level 1 by September 21, Jardine Park will host one of Queenstown’s biggest ever community planting days. Under the ‘Stars programme’, introduced to Wakatipu High this year, more than 350 students from Years...

Whyte Waters liquidated

By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-time Queenstown tourism marketing and online booking company appears to be a Covid-19 victim. Whyte Waters Group Ltd, along with associated companies Real Time Booking Systems Ltd and Queenstown Visitor Guide Ltd, were liquidated late last month, following an...

Mega run for mental health

By PHILIP CHANDLER A friend's suspected suicide has prompted a Queenstown ultrarunner and a running mate to undertake a staggering 500 kilometre run to raise awareness and funds for mental health. Starting October 24, Kerryn Bell and Ben Fraser, from Oamaru,...
It’s almost 40 years since The Exponents started taking New Zealand by storm with hits like Victoria and Why Does Love Do This To Me?  Original bassist, 58-year-old Dave Gent, talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about the band and how he got...

Business savvy gets glammed

By TRACEY ROXBURGH What started as frustration about four years ago has morphed into a new business for a Queenstowner entrepreneur. Susana Tamega, originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, moved to the resort four years ago. In her home city it was normal for...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Pedro Carazos’ dream to open a full-blown restaurant in Queenstown’s about to become a reality. Pedro, who died last year, opened his original restaurant in Christchurch — it was destroyed in the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, in which his son,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Former All Black rugby star Israel ‘Izzy’ Dagg’s hosting a Queenstown golf tournament to promote both golf and domestic tourism. ‘Dagg’s Queenstown Open’ is running in conjunction with All Blacks Tours over the weekend of September 19/20, with a...
By GUY WILLIAMS Green Cabs has re-emerged under new ownership in Queenstown after becoming a casualty of Covid-19. The taxi company’s former South Island area manager, Graham Hadley, bought the company’s trademarks, dispatch system and other assets last month after the...

Debutante’s goal

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown Rovers women’s gaffer says they’re ‘‘in it to win it’’ and wants all three points on Saturday at the Queenstown Events Centre. Mark Ford says it’s been a topsy-turvy football season for the side so far, but...

Remarks commune

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Wellington urban planner's building an affordable, off-the-grid, modern-day commune at the base of Queenstown's iconic Remarkables mountain range. David Lee's planning two eco-villages, each comprising about 15 to 17 owner-occupied cabins, and a 400 square metre house, along...
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