Coast to Coast

By PHILIP CHANDLER Four Queenstown kayakers recently completed one of the more extreme paddling adventures undertaken in New Zealand. Kayaking instructor Steve Norton had determined a 300km paddle from the west branch of the Matukituki River down the Clutha River — via...

Psyched up for Longest Day

By PHILIP CHANDLER Two top Queenstown multisporters, both entering tomorrow's Coast to Coast for the fourth time, expect fierce competition in their categories. The iconic race, comprising running, cycling and kayaking legs, takes competitors 243km from the West Coast to the...
He's the chair extraordinaire. Tom Pryde's past or present chairman of more than a dozen community groups. As he prepares to retire from about 50 years' practising law, Philip Chandler tries to find out what makes him tick No one could retire and...

Time for coasting

Running, biking and kayaking the 243km width of the South Island mightn't sound like fun, but two Queenstowners are among many locals relishing the challenge. Jo Hicks-Beach and Giulio Chapman-Olla are both tackling the two-day version of the legendary Coast...
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement