Christmas

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's centenarian, the remarkable Alex McBurney, was farewelled by 250 people in Invercargill on Monday. The oldest World War II veteran living in the Wakatipu, Alex turned 100 on June 20, celebrating the milestone with his family, including...

Charity worker dies

By GUY WILLIAMS A former Queenstown woman who was found dead in her apartment in Cambodia on Monday after a suspected heart attack was dedicated to helping underprivileged children, friends say. Cambodian media reported the body of Anne Copplestone, 48, was discovered...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown mayor Jim Boult's going to "bust my backside" to help lead the resort, and the district, out of the coronavirus crisis. But, he warns, it will have an impact far bigger than anything most of us will...

Christmas beach party

Hundreds of people hit the beach to celebrate Christmas as temperatures exceeded 27degC in Queenstown yesterday. Tourists, backpackers, holiday workers and locals took advantage of the beautiful sunny weather to spend the afternoon and evening socialising at Queenstown Bay. Liberal amounts...

Christmas caring

Christmas isn't always full of festive fun for everyone, but a Queenstown woman's on a mission to bring a little holiday spirit to those who need it. Ann-Marie Longthorn has set up two local drop-off points for a project called...
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