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By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown man’s father had two unusual encounters with Prince Philip, the first playing a crucial part in the life of the future husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Long-time local Bob Britton tells Mountain Scene his father evacuated...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Ace Queenstown ultrarunner Brooke Thomas says she received a ‘‘lovely’’ message from the Aussie whose length-of-New Zealand women’s record she’s just smashed. The 32-year-old nurse, who finished in Bluff last Friday night, completed the 3000km Te Araroa Trail,...

Secret entry wins film award

By MATTHEW MCKEW When a letter was handed to a Wakatipu High schooler in the pouring rain at Branches Camp he had no idea what it was about. A moment later and Kane Viggers was elated — winning New Zealand On...

Battler joins the fray

By PHILIP CHANDLER A battle-hardened resort father of three preschoolers, living in a state house and surviving on ACC, wants your vote. Joel Rowlands, 35, is standing for The Opportunities Party (TOP) this election in the local Southland electorate as an advocate for...
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