Fundraiser

Queenstown's fireys will face temperatures up to 600 degrees Celsius on an Auckland training course paid for by a resort company's fundraiser. A month-long 'locals day' campaign by Ziptrek Ecotours raised $8000 for the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade. Brigade chief Andrew...

Fundraising fun

It's set to be a bumper weekend for school fundraisers, with two big events looking to raise cash for local kids. You don't often hear Swanndris and sparkles in the same sentence, but the two will come together for a...

Walking the talk

A burly Queenstowner's walking the length of New Zealand to raise awareness about depression. Karlyn Connolly sets off on his 'Walk 4 Life' at Cape Reinga, in the Far North, on November 18, and hopes to reach Bluff, via the...

Racing around Fiji

Queenstowners are in Fiji this week, competing in the AccorHotels Race to Survive for Cure Kids. Teams of two started the race at 5am on Tuesday and will finish today. They're being supported by Novotel Queenstown Lakeside boss Jim Moore. Moore...

Home away from home

Queenstown mum Nina Clark says staying at Ronald McDonald House South Island is "like going to stay with an aunty". Just 12 hours after her little boy, Torben, was born in Invercargill in May 2013, Southland Hospital staff realised "there...

Harry’s heroes

Queenstowners raised about $12,000 towards a life-changing surgery for three-year-old Harry Finch last week. Harry and his twin brother Ollie were born premature in 2015, soon after Harry was diagnosed with diplegic cerebral palsy. He's been accepted for surgery in the...

Rallying for Levi

The Lake Hayes community's gathered to raise money for one of its own, a little boy diagnosed with an incredibly rare genetic disorder. Three-year-old Levi Vallan-ce can't walk, talk, and struggles to sit. He's one of just four people in New...
Harry Finch is a happy, determined three-year-old, with a cheeky smile and big brown eyes. But, unlike his identical twin, Ollie, he's never walked un-assisted. Their parents, ex-Queenstowners Bex (nee Harrex) and Hayden Finch, hope to raise $150,000 to get Harry...
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