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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...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Ten years to the day of welcoming their first charges, the Arrowtown Preschool team's looking to expand. The Cotter Avenue site marked its milestone birthday on Tuesday, having been built to try to take some of the pressure...
By HUGH COLLINS A group of Queenstown cat lovers want to ensure the challenges of Covid-19 won't be forcing anyone to give up their feline friends. 'Operation Cuddles' is the first initiative of QT Community Cats, founded in the middle of last...

Rally-round for reggae gig

The organiser of Queenstown's annual 'Reggae in the Park' is stoked a fundraising appeal's ensured Thursday's Waitangi Day event will again go on. Tyrone Morehu, aka 'DJ Pops', needed an extra $2500 this year to meet council security and rubbish...

Crash victim loses arm

A Queenstown father of two has had his arm amputated following a crash on Frankton Road earlier this month. Lochana Kulasiri was trapped in his vehicle after the three-car pile-up near the intersection with Middleton Rd about 7.25am on Saturday,...

Ange’s birthday bash hopes

Queenstown woman Ange Murray's decided to delay her 50th birthday celebrations this month, hoping to throw "one big party" to celebrate being cancer-free next December. Initially diagnosed with melanoma in December, 2017, she discovered it was in her lymph nodes...
A Givealittle page has been launched to raise funds to start clearing an historic goldmining site near Arrowtown. Former local Jan Morrison uncovered the small Cooper's Terrace settlement, a kilometre up the Arrow River from Arrowtown, 10 years ago. Deteriorating under...
A Queenstowner is fundraising for a former long-time local physiotherapist suffering from Alzheimer's. Allan 'Monster' Garard, who turned 60 this week, practised in Queenstown from 1991 till he was first diagnosed about two years ago. He and his wife Mandi Saul,...
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