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By HUGH COLLINS A trio of Queenstown production and entertainment companies have taken live streaming to a $30,000 calibre. Industrial Sessions launched its first stream on Wednesday night with a performance from Queenstown's very own up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Sofia Machray. The show was...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Thanks to a Queenstowner's initiative, Otago and Southland Covid-19 lockdown heroes have been rewarded with free accommodation, activities, attractions and meals shouted by Southern operators. John Cushen set up Southern Heroes NZ after being moved by the story of...
By PHILIP CHANDLER One of Arrowtown's great characters, and a co-founder of the Arrow Miners Band, died last month, aged 85. Barry Bain, who moved to Wanaka with his wife, Ann, five years ago, was instantly recognisable at the back of...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A 28-year-old Queenstowner's been recognised as a 'rising superstar' in New Zealand's mortgage and financial industry. NZ Adviser - an online newsletter for mortgage and finance professionals - has chosen Josh Graham, a broker with Arrowtown-based Roost Mortgage...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Hotels in Queenstown may be needed for makeshift hospital wards should an outbreak of Covid-19 become widespread, a doctor's warning. Dr Sam Hazledine, of locally-based recruitment agency MedWorld, is working with the Ministry of Health to pull retired...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It took three days to shoot just over three minutes of footage, but in some ways Molly Devine's latest music video's been a lifetime in the making. The born-and-bred Queenstowner hired renowned director Shae Sterling to work with...

Going for gold

Queenstown's George Brannigan's got some high hopes this weekend. The 27-year-old, pictured in action during the second race in the National Downhill Series at Coronet Peak last Sunday, heads to Dunedin for this Saturday's 2020 Oceania mountain bike champs. He'll also...

Run, mullet, run

A Queenstown ultrarunner last month equalled the record for what's touted as the world's longest 24-hour race. Adam Keen completed a mind-blowing 17 summits of Dunedin's Mt Cargill - and covering 145 kilometres and cumulatively climbing almost 1000 metres more...
Pool's one of the few sports where there's no club in Queenstown, yet a local player is wiping the table with the country's best. Former Englishman Simon Singleton's won four New Zealand singles titles and one pairs title in recent...

*555 caller fronts up

A Queenstowner who dobbed in former Dunedin mayor Dame Sukhi Turner on the Crown Range Road is convinced she was driving hazardously. Mountain Scene last week reported she and her husband, former New Zealand cricketer Glenn Turner, blasted local police for...

The art of simplicity

Dunedin musician Chris Butchard steps out from behind his drums in Queenstown this Saturday to bring his DIY solo indie pop album to life. Butchard, a regular on the Dunedin music scene, penned Every Casino Has a Chapel for his...
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