Craig ‘Ferg’ Ferguson

A likeable, quick-witted, occasionally out-landish long-time local, spiky-haired Grant Stewart's best known for his former broad-casting career. He's also an experienced pilot who's returning to the air now his job's been disestablished. PHILIP CHANDLER looks at the 58-year-old's varied career  If anyone typifies...
Thirty-five years ago, beanpole broadcaster, Chas Drader, came to Queenstown where he made a name for himself for his "slightly off-the-wall" community radio station, Q92FM. Following his passing on June 18, PHILIP CHANDLER looks back at his life and passion for broadcasting Fifty-nine  years...

Two minutes of fame

It's going to be a dance-off. In a shock move, the Remarkable Men's Ballet troupe have split ranks, with the Sugar Fairies set to lay down the gauntlet to the Plum Fairies during Sunday's Queenstown Christmas Show. Showing perfect poise during...
Thousands of revellers flocked to the 57th Glenorchy Races to see jockeys put through their paces in a quirky celebration of horse racing. This year's race meeting, at the township's recreation ground on Saturday, included the 10 different races held...

Smooth talkers get gongs

Two motormouth MCs were stopped in their tracks when Queenstown's outgoing mayor invited them to a local cafe early this month. When broadcaster and councillor Craig 'Ferg' Ferguson was asked by Vanessa van Uden to meet her at Bobs Weigh,...
Permanent Queenstown/Wakatipu residents who are registered to vote can elect one mayor and six councillors. Arrowtown councillor Scott Stevens was elected unopposed. The final day for polling is October 8 at 12pm. Voting papers must be returned by post or...

Q+A: Council candidates

Permanent Queenstown/Wakatipu residents who are registered to vote can elect one mayor and six councillors. Arrowtown councillor Scott Stevens was elected unopposed. The final day for polling is October 8 at 12pm. By then, voting papers must be returned by...
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