Craig McLachlan

Pushing sake in Japan

By GUY WILLIAMS It's remarkable enough that Queenstown craft sake brewery Zenkuro exports its product to Japan, but now the company’s involved in a campaign to encourage Japanese to drink  more of their national beverage. Zenkuro co-founder and head brewer Dave...

A life-defining Japanese link

Adventurer, author, tour operator, pilot, karate instructor, sake maker, marriage celebrant, father/co-manager of a tennis pro. Queenstowner Craig McLachlan, 58, talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about his varied life and how it’s been enhanced by his links with Japan Growing up...

Ben’s big Germany tourney

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown tennis pro Ben McLachlan and a veteran South African player have won a doubles tournament in Germany’s Cologne on their team debut. In the final last Sunday, McLachlan, 28 and Raven Klaasen, 38, beat the pairing of...