fundraising

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown mountain runner’s determination to both train hard and fundraise furiously ahead of Cromwell’s Northburn ultrarun has paid off. Through a Givealittle page, support from friends, family and his employer, Queenstown Country Club, and even a cake...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Shiver me timbers, he did it. Queenstowner Paddy Turnhout celebrated his 23rd birthday on Tuesday night by spending 23 minutes in an ice bath, where the water ranged in temperature from just 3.9degC to 4.5degC. At the same time...
By GUY WILLIAMS Sarah and Tim Schubert are going for a long, long walk this weekend. The Arrow Junction couple are taking part in the Oxfam 100km Trail Walk in New Plymouth starting today. Sarah says she did a 50km walk in...

A novel challenge

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Christchurch man with a kidney disorder e-scooters into Queenstown today near the end of a 14-day, 1400km challenge. Eugene Sanders is riding from Picton to Bluff to raise awareness of kidney disease and fundraise for Kidney Health New...

Big heart behind gruff front

One of the few Queenstowners best known by initials, 'BC', aka Bryan Cecil Douglas, died last month after spending his last five-and-a-half years at the local Bupa care home.  PHILIP CHANDLER talks to family members and friends about his...

Ready to chill

By PHILIP CHANDLER If the idea of 60 seconds in an ice bath gives you cold shivers, how about 23 minutes? This coming Monday, March 1, Queenstown personal trainer Paddy Turnhout — wearing just his togs — is going to spend...

Going the extra mile

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown mountain runner Lewis Latham has a head for heights and a heart for fundraising, The 37-year-old’s training for his first Northburn 100 kilometre run, near Cromwell, on March 20. As a ‘‘training run’’, he’s entered the first 56km...

Sanctuary’s blow

By GUY WILLIAMS The consortium behind a $30 million plan to eradicate or intensively control predators across a vast swathe of the Queenstown Lakes district is back to square one after a series of funding setbacks. The Southern Lakes Sanctuary, unveiled in...
In New Zealand, Denis Marshall’s best known as the Minister of Conservation who resigned after the Cave Creek tragedy. In Queenstown, he’s probably best known as the co-owner of Gibbston’s Hawkshead winery. But, as PHILIP CHANDLER explains, his biggest...

Firey’s March climb

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown firefighter who’s participated in firefighters’ stair climbs around the world is starting one in his backyard. Frankton station officer Jamie Harris is hosting a Queenstown Hill climb, ‘March March’, on March 27. It’s aimed at firefighters and...

Queenstown trailblazer dies

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Gibbston winery stalwart who died last week, aged 74, played a key role in developing the world-class Queenstown Trail. Former American Terry Stevens and his wife-to-be Susan settled in Gibbston in 1999, buying a vineyard block on...

Heads-up for adventure trip

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown-founded charity’s helping local kids attend the national final of an adventure sports challenge. Having won the regional Get2Go Challenge in September, eight Year 9 Wakatipu High students are off to the Hillary Outdoors education centre on...
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