Dunedin

By NEVILLE IDOUR Wakatipu junior golfer Sumin Kang showed why she’s Otago’s no.1 last Saturday, taking out the South Island under-16 title at Otago Golf Club’s Balmacewen course, in Dunedin. With scores of 72, 76, 73, for a total of 221,...
By GUY WILLIAMS Arrowtown alternative rock band The Seaside Stranglers are throwing a party in the town tonight night to mark the release of their EP, Quick, Fast and Deadly. Frontman-bassist Sam Maxwell, 25, says the gig at Slow Cuts is...

Hardly pausing

By GUY WILLIAMS You'd think Queenstown’s Routeburn Classic winner Sarah Douglas would have put her feet up this weekend. But Douglas, who last Saturday’s 32km race over the South ern Alps in 3hr 26min 14sec — her second victory after a record-setting run...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH and PHILIP CHANDLER The past’s set to meet the present in Arrowtown next Friday, in more ways than one. World-acclaimed organist Kemp English and his partner, virtuoso violinist and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra assistant concert master Yuka Eguchi,...
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...

Fourth time lucky?

By PHILIP CHANDLER He's possibly New Zealand’s unluckiest sports event organiser — and you can’t even blame Covid. Queenstowner Evan McWhirter, who’s again organising tomorrow's Routeburn Classic run over the stunning Routeburn Track, has had to cancel the event’s past three...
Local St Joseph’s School principal Trisch Inder’s pulling pin early on a 29-year teaching career to go on a ‘‘self-gifted sabbatical’’. She explains to PHILIP CHANDLER the reasoning behind her move and elaborates on her family’s amazing historical association with...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Introducing preschooolers and kids up to seven to orchestral music is the aim of three fun, interactive shows in Arrowtown today. ‘Rozzie and the Orchestra’, postponed a year ago due to the Covid lockdown, features Dunedin children’s music...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Young Whakatipu musos continue to punch above their weight. Arrowtown rock band Train Surfers - one of six school bands performing this Saturday afternoon during three-day music festival Arrow Sounds - has been given the opportunity to record...
Former Queenstown tourism leader John MacDonald’s been a prominent councillor for the past four-and-a-half years, and a staunch advocate for better local health services. After announcing his resignation so he can cope better with his Parkinson’s condition, he talks...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Otago Regional Council’s asked the government to stump up for Queenstown’s share of its public transport business case. ORC recently endorsed the business case in principle, to guide about $200 million worth of investment decisions — the cost of...

Cream of the dancing crop

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Two young Queenstown dancers have new silverware for their mantelpieces after recent success at the Central Southland Piping and Dancing Comp, held in Winton. Grace Reid, 9, collected the trophy for the under-14 restricted sword dance, while Ava...
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