Fundraiser

Kiwi homecoming for Mi-Sex

By MATTHEW MCKEW The title of their 1983 album was Where Do They Go. Now we know the answer. Kiwi new-wave rockers Mi-Sex are set for their first home gig since the Covid-19 outbreak, with their Aussie-based members crossing the Tasman to perform at...

Arrowtown band going places

By PHILIP CHANDLER A new Arrowtown alternative rock band comprising three uber-talented musos is hitting the road to see how far they’ll go. The Seaside Stranglers — frontman/bassist Sam Maxwell, 25, his brother, lead rhythm guitarist Tom, 32, and drummer Sam...

Dog day afternoon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Tomorrow's a day for the dogs at one pooch-propitious craft beer bar in Queenstown. Beech Tree, off Beach Street, is hosting a ‘Paws & Pose’ fundraiser for Dog Rescue Dunedin (DRD), a charitable trust which also operates in the...
A Queenstowner's kids’ book based on the goings-on of teddy bears during the Covid-19 lockdown has become a handy fundraiser for children’s health research charity, Cure Kids. Author John Cushen — pictured reading Lockdown with the Bears at Frankton Playcentre...

Jumping onboard for St John

By PHILIP CHANDLER It started as a crazy idea but it’s set to be a huge fundraiser for St John. Queenstowner Jason Medina’s planning on September 17 to complete up to 100 canyon swings with the ambitious goal of raising $50,000...
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...
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