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Hairless not loss

By MATTHEW MCKEW A bald effort by a quad of Queenstowners to take the fight to cancer has generated almost $8000 already. The locks will be coming off tonight at The Hayes, with Hannah Eade making a positive out of her...
By GUY WILLIAMS A special event in Queenstown this Sunday will serve as a ‘‘big hug’’ for the community, and mark a year since the country emerged from the Covid-19 lockdown, its organiser says. Local iwi charitable trust, Mana Tahuna, is...

Local’s Ali coup

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a heavyweight coup, a Queenstowner and another Kiwi are creating a giant tourist attraction in the United States dedicated to one of the world’s biggest icons, Muhammad Ali. Local Stu Robertson — a marketing guru and philanthropist...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH One of Queenstown's most highly-regarded artists is being remembered as a "Renaissance man", a lover of a good debate, an armchair philosopher and the holder of an irreverent sense of humour. Peter Beadle died aged 87 at Lakes...

Rocker’s doco

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown bar named after American rock star Jim Morrison is to feature in a TV doco on his life. Morrison’s Irish Bar was the setting this week for a Skype interview from London with local-based clinical psychologist...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstowner George Shaw only took up golf five months ago, but has already achieved what every player dreams of. The hallowed hole-in-one. The 74-year-old Kelvin Heights resident tells Mountain Scene he picked up the clubs last year, at the...

Big heart behind gruff front

One of the few Queenstowners best known by initials, 'BC', aka Bryan Cecil Douglas, died last month after spending his last five-and-a-half years at the local Bupa care home.  PHILIP CHANDLER talks to family members and friends about his...
In a milestone that flew under the radar, Queenstown’s NZONE Skydive — currently in a tailspin due to border closures — recently turned 30. Original co-owner and general manager Robynne Williams and current gm Clark ‘Scotty’ Scott reflect on...

Honouring artistic genius

By MATTHEW MCKEW A special exhibition’s being held at Queenstown’s Tim Wilson Gallery to celebrate the evolution of the painter’s works. Wilson, a local resident, died last month aged 65, after an almost 10-year battle with cancer. The celebrated oil painter was...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Pedro Carazos’ dream to open a full-blown restaurant in Queenstown’s about to become a reality. Pedro, who died last year, opened his original restaurant in Christchurch — it was destroyed in the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, in which his son,...
A Queenstown climbing mentor says the New Zealand Alpine Team doesn't push young climbers beyond their boundaries, but the sport's "exorbitantly risky" compared with the daily life of normal people. Daniel Joll's comments came during a coronial inquest in Queenstown...
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