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By PHILIP CHANDLER It takes one to know one. The Warehouse founder Sir Stephen Tindall was guest speaker at a Queenstown function recently where local investor and philanthropist Sir Eion Edgar was made a distinguished fellow of the Institute of Directors. Having...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown Resort College has joined forces with the resort’s chamber of commerce and the government on a pilot programme to help keep people in tourism jobs, and give them a chance to add more strings to their...
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...

Minis go to the max

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Fifty teams of Kiwis, crammed into their Minis, arrived in Queenstown on Tuesday on their way to completing an epic 2350km trip from Paihia to Invercargill. The Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan loosely follows the route taken...

Huge shot in arm

By PHILIP CHANDLER As Queenstown’s tourism economy implodes, the resort’s about to hugely benefit from two TV shoots. Underway this week is New Zealand romantic comedy Under The Vines, while the second series of crime thriller One Lane Bridge starts next week. The...

A time to make connections

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown's Maz Islamic Education Centre will throw open its doors tomorrow to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about Muslim religion and culture. Set in rooms on Level 2 of the Sofitel hotel, the education centre...

Turning a new leaf

By MATTHEW MCKEW It didn’t take long for a Queenstown business duo to brew up a new usiness plan when things went temporarily kaput for their travel firm. Sally Miller and Alex Musgrave, of Impact Escapes, specialise in small, off-the-beaten track...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new not-for-profit school, focused on entrepreneurship and leadership, will open in Queenstown next year. In time the Liger Leadership Academy, which is setting up shop at Five Mile, will help to diversify and strengthen Queenstown’s economy, its...

Jazzing up a big fundraiser

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Jazz Orchestra’s playing a concert this Saturday as part of a larger ‘Ride4Freedom’ fundraiser to protect Nepalese girls from sex trafficking. Former locals Tania and Joao Petreceli last week set off to bike the length of New...

Free pilot to start

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstowner Mel Haarer isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to describing 2020. It’s been ‘‘a complete shit show, let’s face it’’. But she’s using her experience over the last couple of years, delivering wellbeing workshops to corporate clients,...
Almost a decade ago, our community came together to chart our way forward into our, then, economic future. In 2011, Shaping Our Future brought together our community - through a series of forums and workshops - to explore our aspirations...
A likeable, quick-witted, occasionally out-landish long-time local, spiky-haired Grant Stewart's best known for his former broad-casting career. He's also an experienced pilot who's returning to the air now his job's been disestablished. PHILIP CHANDLER looks at the 58-year-old's varied career  If anyone typifies...
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