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By TRACEY ROXBURGH While the Kingston Flyer’s future is still uncertain, its long-time lead engineer has his fingers crossed the historic steam train will soon be back on the tracks regularly. On Tuesday about 180 people made history, becoming the first...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A remarkable 100-year-old Northland-based war veteran’s revisiting Queenstown not only to attend Sunday’s Anzac Day dawn service but to present a special gift. Ray Dunn, who served as a Wing Commander with the Royal Australian Air Force during...
Starting his working life, aged 16, in an engineering shop, Tom Mulqueen ended up looking after an aircraft fleet in New Caledonia.  That link also led to him holidaying, then retiring, in Queenstown. He talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about...
By PHILIP CHANDLER After Cromwell’s Northburn 100-miler (161km) race, which Adam Carlson had been yearning to run for the first time was cancelled last weekend due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Queenstowner stepped in with his own alternative. The engineer, who...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner diagnosed with terminal cancer has urgently flown to Mexico for treatment to try to beat the odds - and the risk of extra coronavirus-related border closures. Jacob Macak, a 33-year-old engineer, was originally told he had...
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