Fiordland

Dusky Sound’s new serenade

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown writer Peta Carey describes her new book, Tamatea Dusky, as a ‘‘love letter’’ to Dusky Sound. The freelance feature writer and documentary director and producer feels ‘‘enormously lucky’’ to have spent much of the past two years...

When the boat came back

By PHILIP CHANDLER After 18 years in Fiordland, a boat built for Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu in 1912 is gracing her home waters again. A classic wooden launch, The Lion was officially relaunched in Kingston last Saturday by local mayor Jim Boult. Then on...

Reaching the top

For Queenstown singer-songwriter Miki Brown, the relationship between the mountains and music will be ever intertwined. After leaving Wakatipu High School and then completing a course at Auckland’s Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand, Brown says she was lacking...

Boundaries that divide us

Divide and conquer, that's the traditional formula. Or, slightly tweaked, "divide and ignore". Our communities may enjoy a friendly rivalry, but by contrast with the rest of New Zealand, there's far more that unites than divides us. Yet every three years, we're...
A French tourist found safe in Fiordland after a search and rescue operation of more than 12 hours is lucky to have avoided serious injury or worse, police say. Sergeant Tod Hollebon, of Te Anau, says the 20-year-old man went...
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