Fundraiser

By MATTHEW MCKEW AN overwhelming community response's helping to lift the spirits of a popular Finnish bartender left blind in one eye by a stroke. Essi Lehtonen's been part of the Frankton Arm Tavern team for three years, having moved to Queenstown...
For a guy who was rejected from hospo jobs in Canada because he was told he "wasn't really a people person", Chris Dickson's done alright for himself. He talks to TRACEY ROXBURGH about his plans to support Queenstown Chris Dickson knows all too...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Free membership renewals are being offered to Wakatipu Ski Club members to recognise the financial constraints resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. The club's had to put the brakes on its usual second-hand sale bonanza, which annually draws thousands to...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's adventure girl Emma Timmis has never been one to shy away from a challenge. In 2014 she ran across Africa - the 3974km distance equivalent to 94 marathons - in 89 days. Then in 2017 she unofficially broke...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH In three weeks, a group of community-minded Queenstowners have raised almost $430,000, sought expressions of interest from frontline charities in need, and granted more than $150,000 to help with the immediate need in the Wakatipu. Well-known Kelvin Heights...
Cracking open a bottle of port in the snow at Mount Everest, Lewis and Karl Latham gave a toast to their nan. Queenstowner Lewis, 36, and his Aussie-based brother hiked to Everest Base Camp to pay tribute to both their...
Queenstown firies have climbed to the top of a nationwide firefighter fundraiser. Queenstown Airport Rescue Crew firefighters Claire Jones and Simon Bowden won their respective categories at last weekend's Sky Tower Stair Challenge in Auckland. It was first time lucky for...

Kate’s legacy

A foundation set up in memory of drama teacher Kate Moetaua has already raised more than $8,500. Kate, 45, passed away earlier this month after a year-long battle with melanoma. She was widely recognised as an inspirational teacher and mentor to...
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...
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