Coronet Peak

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson has emerged from a tough European season as a  more mature athlete and person, New Zealand men’s coach Nils Coberger says. Arrowtown-based Coberger, who joined Robinson’s team for the final two weeks of...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Despite spending 10 months locked down in her adopted home of Los Angeles, Broods lead singer Georgia Nott says 2020 was one of her “favourite years’’ yet. ‘‘It was really powerful. ‘‘Not since I came into the music industry have...
By GUY WILLIAMS National elite champion, tick. After dominating the junior ranks for the past two seasons, Queenstown’s downhill mountain bike queen Jess Blewitt took out the elite title at the Mountain Bike National Champs in Christchurch recently. Her victory by almost...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Matt Beachen vivdly remembers being at work, painting houses, in 2017 when he and one of his bandmates would hear their song play on the radio six times a day. Fast-forward and that song, Drax Project’s Woke Up...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Cabinet's decision to drop the Alert Level late Wednesday afternoon came just in time to save several events planned for this weekend, including Saturday’s inaugural Craft Beer & BBQ Summit at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak. NZSki comms manager Libby...
By MATTHEW MCKEW New Zealand’s best mountain bike riders are in Queenstown this weekend to battle it out for honours in two different championships. Tomorrow, Coronet Peak’s hosting the South Island cross country champs, before it hosts the national downhill champs...

Heading for hill

By MATTHEW MCKEW A good sense of direction — or a dog with a nose for it — will be vital for those taking part in Coronet Peak’s Summer Rogaine and Dogaine, in Queenstown tomorrow. Rogaine’s an orienteering event in which...

From the peak to the valley

By MATTHEW MCKEW What better way to celebrate the new Hot Rod mountain bike trail than by christening it with a race series. Queenstown Mountain Bike Club was over the moon last year to finally connect trails that descend the 1200...

Brews and BBQ

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Coronet Peak’s bringing together one of the best combos during a Kiwi summer — beer and barbecue — for a new event early next year. The Craft Beer & BBQ Summit’s being held on Saturday, February 20, featuring...

Wedding gem up for tender

By PHILIP CHANDLER One of Queenstown’s best-known wedding venues, spectacularly located above the Shotover River, is for sale for the first time. Built in the mid-‘70s, Trelawn Place, off Arthurs Point’s Watties Track, comprises a three-bedroom home, attached studio cottage and...

Switching tack

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown ski racing star Alice Robinson changes course this weekend by competing in two World Cup super-G races in St Moritz, Switzerland. Alice, who turned 19 this week, principally races giant slalom (GS), and remarkably entered this northern...

Rod’s ‘iconic’ track

By PHILIP CHANDLER A stunning mountain bike trail on Queenstown’s Coronet Peak, funded by tech entrepreneur Rod Drury, officially opens today. Named ‘Hot Rod’ after Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s new white knight, it runs from halfway down Coronet Peak, where Rude...
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