Gemma Healy

Kids’ play date

By PHILIP CHANDLER Kids up to 12 couldn’t ask for more fun than they’ll get at this Sunday’s free Teddy Bear’s Picnic at the Queenstown Events Centre. Between 11am and 2pm there’ll be oodles of outdoor games, music, book readings, face...

A mouse’s tale

By PHILIP CHANDLER For Queenstown muso Gemma Healy, her first children’s book, Bongo The Stowaway Mouse New Zealand, started as a song about Bongo the mouse. In the book, Bongo, having stowed on a plane that lands in NZ, undergoes various...

Hippiefest rehash

Queenstown's The World Bar knows the ’60s were all about grass. So the Church St bar’s ordered 200 square metres of the stuff for  its annual Worldstock festival. Before the cops go on high alert it’s worth mentioning that’s real turf rather than...