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Reuben rides in NZ colours

By MATTHEW MCKEW A puncture burst any individual chances of success for Queenstown pro cyclist Reuben Thompson this week, but his efforts put his team first in Wellington. The Whakatipu’s king of the hill opened his season with a team trial...

Homecoming tour

By MATTHEW MCKEW There've been few things to feel upbeat about in 2020, but one Dunedin-based muso says his new album's got a cheerful vibe. Michael Morris has put the finishing touches to an album largely compiled in the garage of...

‘Bitter pill’ for Robinson

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson’s gutted after two ‘did not finish’ esults at the FIS World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France. Robinson’s coach, Cantabrian Chris Knight, got a course set for the race — the first time...

An island weka tale

By GUY WILLIAMS Take a true story and improve on it a little. That’s the approach Glenorchy artist Dine Riera took when she decided to write a children’s book about Pigeon Island’s weka. The result is her first book, The Extraordinary True...

NZ gets course set for Alice

By TRACEY ROXBURGH New Zealand’s been chosen to set the course for a FIS World Cup giant slalom alpine ski race for the first time, thanks to Queenstowner Alice Robinson’s results over the past year. Robinson’s Cantabrian coach Chris Knight will...

Switching tack

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown ski racing star Alice Robinson changes course this weekend by competing in two World Cup super-G races in St Moritz, Switzerland. Alice, who turned 19 this week, principally races giant slalom (GS), and remarkably entered this northern...

Amping for The Remarks

By GUY WILLIAMS The only Queenstown rider in the Tour of Southland can’t wait for its most gut-busting climb. Newly-minted pro rider Reuben Thompson, flew into the resort on Saturday after quarantining in an Auckland hotel following his flight home from...

Sleep, eat, ride, repeat

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown pro cyclist Reuben Thompson’s planning to hole up in Europe this northern winter and ‘‘train like a madman’’. After a breakout season last year, the 19-year-old’s now in Italy trying to make the most of a Covid-disrupted season,...
By GUY WILLIAMS Arrowtown's Nicholas Holmes thought he'd had enough drama in 2020, but now finds himself stranded in French Guiana in a coronavirus lockdown. Holmes arrived in the country on February 19 to visit his daughter Eva, 3, who lives in...

From the outback to Arrowtown

Highly-regarded Australian artist Jo Bertini is giving a free talk and slide show in Arrowtown on Tuesday about her time living with tribal Indians in India. Organised by local artist Jane Burdon, the talk will focus on the paintings and...
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