Covid-19

New role helping men talk

By MATTHEW MCKEW Campaigns to encourage men to seek mental health support appear to be paying off, with health bods saying plenty are coming forward in Queenstown. It coincides with a new role introduced to Queenstown Medical Centre in August called...

Sponsor fuels runners

By PHILIP CHANDLER Almost 50 local high school students and staff are getting fitter than ever for next month’s Queenstown International Marathon, thanks to the event’s new naming sponsor. Queenstown-headquartered realtor, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR), has subsidised 29 Wakatipu...

Haunting for a cause

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The Baby Box Charitable Trust’s had a booking at the Queenstown Memorial Centre since last September for its inaugural Halloween ball — and the trustees can’t think of a better time to get the community together for...

Free pilot to start

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstowner Mel Haarer isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to describing 2020. It’s been ‘‘a complete shit show, let’s face it’’. But she’s using her experience over the last couple of years, delivering wellbeing workshops to corporate clients,...
FROM the off I’ll tell you I don’t like the term ‘‘migrant’’ — it just feels a bit ‘them and us’. Also, most of us migrated here from somewhere else, so there’s that. If you’ve lived here for a minute you’ll...

Two resort runners run riot

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's home to New Zealand’s top female and male trail runners following last weekend’s Crater Rim Ultra in Canterbury. Nancy Jiang, 29, took the NZ Trail Running Championship women’s title, completing the 53km course from Diamond Harbour in...

Banishing plastics

By MATTHEW MCKEW A postponed wedding’s been the launchpad for a Queenstown company aimed at banishing plastic waste from grocery shopping. Lauren Redmond resigned from Jack’s Point Clubhouse a day before lockdown, intending to focus more on freelancing in the events sector. But...

Charity pitch to Aucklanders

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown charity that’s dispensed thousands of meals to out-of-work locals is counting its blessings. Baskets of Blessing is one of three charities that will benefit from a crowdfunding event in Auckland next Wednesday run by philanthropy organisation,...

Work visa plea

By TRACEY ROXBURGH While calls are being made for Immigration New Zealand to free up the migrant workforce, and establish region-specific visa extensions, that’s not on the new government’s agenda. Remarkable Labour directors Blair McNaughton and Ed Stott say there are dire times ahead...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Forget Covid — an Arrowtown-based mortgage broker reports Queenstown’s residential real estate market remains ‘‘surprisingly buoyant’’. Roost Mortgage Brokers principal Mark Pullar says first-home buyers and investors, ‘‘energised’’ by both the temporary removal of loan-to-value restrictions and the prospect...

Kiwi homecoming for Mi-Sex

By MATTHEW MCKEW The title of their 1983 album was Where Do They Go. Now we know the answer. Kiwi new-wave rockers Mi-Sex are set for their first home gig since the Covid-19 outbreak, with their Aussie-based members crossing the Tasman to perform at...
You may recall the Infometrics report done in May of this year which predicated a very dire situation for our district. At that time, little was known about what effect Covid-19 would have and their report predicted unemployment of 18.5%...
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