Cromwell

By ANNA LEASK A 20-year-old Cromwell man’s been arrested and charged with robbery following a violent attack on a ‘‘good samaritan’’ near Queenstown in March. But the alleged victim’s also being charged after cops established the attack wasn’t random. At the time,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER You can just about count on a close ‘Battle of the Basin’ rugby match in Queenstown tomorrow — even if duckshooting’s claiming several players. Matches between the Wakatipu and Arrowtown Premiers have invariably been nail-biters in recent seasons, and in...
By MARK PRICE A ‘‘huge roadblock’’ is holding up a start on the next leg of the $26.3 million Central Otago cycle trail network that would link Queenstown with Cromwell. The Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network Trust will officially open the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER You probably couldn’t kick off the Central Otago Premiers rugby season this Saturday any better than with a replay of last year’s Arrowtown Bulls v Cromwell final in Cromwell. ‘‘It’s probably the perfect way to start a season,’’...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If you’re needing proof Queenstown’s in the middle of a property boom, check out Jack’s Point’s Willow Pond. An 82-property enclave, bordering Hanley’s Farm, it surrounds a natural lake, Willow Pond, that’s being transformed from what was a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown mountain runner’s determination to both train hard and fundraise furiously ahead of Cromwell’s Northburn ultrarun has paid off. Through a Givealittle page, support from friends, family and his employer, Queenstown Country Club, and even a cake...
By GUY WILLIAMS About 7000 daffodil bulbs will be planted in Lake Hayes Estate’s Nerin Square at community working bees over the next two Sundays. The community initiative has crowdfunded about $1500 to buy the first batch, which is being bolstered...

Going the extra mile

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown mountain runner Lewis Latham has a head for heights and a heart for fundraising, The 37-year-old’s training for his first Northburn 100 kilometre run, near Cromwell, on March 20. As a ‘‘training run’’, he’s entered the first 56km...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A former Arrowtowner who died last month, at 83, is being remembered as a jovial, community-minded character, retailer, vintage car restorer and devoted family man. Married to Rosemary for 59 years, Colin Jack, who latterly lived in North...
Queenstown’s cultural scene only improved when world-leading Celtic harpist Kate Targett-Adams settled here last year. PHILIP CHANDLER talks to her about why she decided to move here, how she got into playing the harp and the many other strings...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Just over a year after switching from banking to business, Queenstowner Donna Harpur-Swain’s become ABC Business Sale’s new Central Otago business partner. Harpur-Swain made the move from ASB, where she’d been for 25 years — most recently as...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Glenorchy's Anita Sloot is putting pedal to the metal in Cromwell today as one of only two women entered in the New Zealand Saloon GP, run by Speedway NZ. The 56-year-old, who’s registered to Cromwell’s Central Motor Speedway,...
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