Earnslaw Park

Farmer, family man, gold fossicker, hunter, historian, shearer, bugler and, above all, a character. On the eve of his 90th birthday, lifelong Queenstowner Alan ‘Hammy’ Hamilton talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about his life and times One of Queenstown’s longest-lived locals and...
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,...

Ready for a party

By HUGH COLLINS While Queenstown's missed out on its annual WinterFest for the first time in 46 years, its organisers are throwing a party anyway. The one-day party's being held on Earnslaw Park on Saturday, coinciding with the Queenstown Arts and...
A Queenstown couple's donated $10,000 for Australian bushfire relief. Tonnie and Erna Spijkerbosch, who own Queenstown Holiday Park & Motels Creeksyde, announced the donation to Queenstown Lions, for distribution to the Australian Lions Club Bushfire Appeal, this afternoon. It comes as...
Ian Bell's been one of that increasingly rare breed in Queenstown – an independent retailer. Ahead of him shutting shop this week, he tells Philip Chandler about the highs and lows of his business career, and explains how he...
For the first time, a special cultural opening ceremony will be held during Queenstown Winter Festival. Mountain Scene can exclusively reveal all the details that were kept under wraps until today. The Wakatipu Waka Ama Club will paddle ashore in Queenstown...
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