Coronet Peak

At 13 years old, I watched with excitement as the AJ Hackett crew tested their bungees outside our house on Thompson Street. They tied cables to a power pole and a ute, and accelerated. I remember getting weighed in a creaky...

Heading for the hills

By GUY WILLIAMS A project to put five huts in the mountains between Coronet Peak and Treble Cone skifields has emerged from Covid-19 hibernation. Mountain Turk Club founder Erik Bradshaw says the final touches to the four-bunk 'Turk huts' - built using...
A rare rural lifestyle block on the market is a stone's throw from Queenstown's Frankton Flats. The 1.89-hectare block is off an access driveway off the eastern end of Hansen Road, above State Highway 6. It's one of four contiguous blocks...
By MATTHEW MCKEW An incredible response to a pop-up bar in Queenstown's Arthurs Point has seen Cargo Brewery commit to opening its pub in the historic Gantley's building full-time. Cargo first threw open the doors to customers in the subdivision at...

Closing the loop

By GUY WILLIAMS Work on major extensions to the Queenstown Trail connecting Arthurs Point, Tucker Beach and Arrowtown could begin this summer. After two years of work talking to landowners and lining up funding, the Queenstown Trails Trust has applied for...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A legend in local real estate, skiing and golfing circles, Queenstowner Doug Brown, who died last week aged 92, is also being remembered as a gentleman and a great family man. He's survived by sons Nigel, Derek, Maurice...
By PHILIP CHANDLER After Cromwell’s Northburn 100-miler (161km) race, which Adam Carlson had been yearning to run for the first time was cancelled last weekend due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Queenstowner stepped in with his own alternative. The engineer, who...
Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson's sensational second World Cup win last weekend was a "breakthrough", a top coach says. Alice, 18, won the women's giant slalom in Slovenia, at Kranjska Gora, after a blistering second run that a commentator labelled...

New stamp on resort brand

Queenstown's tourism promotion organisation's repositioning the resort as 'the home of adventure'. In a rebranding exercise culminating with a free event on Coronet Peak next month, Destination Queenstown's using the new tag-line to celebrate our unique identity, our world-leading role...

Going for gold

Queenstown's George Brannigan's got some high hopes this weekend. The 27-year-old, pictured in action during the second race in the National Downhill Series at Coronet Peak last Sunday, heads to Dunedin for this Saturday's 2020 Oceania mountain bike champs. He'll also...

Q’town character dies

Queenstown's lost one of its characters. Lifelong local Peter Fleming, who died from a heart attack, aged 68, on December 28, stood out not only for his prominent moustache and stature, but for his strong, even vehement, opinions on both local...
It's a happy dilemma to be in; success from Coronet Peak's Happiness Trees Christmas fundraiser means they've had to find a new source of wilding pines this year. The fundraiser, now in its third year, raises money for Queenstown's community-based...
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement