Gold coast

Ecstatic but trepidatious

By TRACEY ROXBURGH You could almost hear the sighs of relief at 4pm on Tuesday in Queenstown. After holding the collective breath for more than a year, the resort was finally able to exhale as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER February 19 was a red-letter day in the lead-up to Queenstown’s, and New Zealand’s, first six-star hotel opening for business. The first of six roofs went on the central Queenstown boutique hotel that’s been renamed The Carlin, after...

Striking streetscape added

By PHILIP CHANDLER A newly-completed luxury apartment complex close to downtown Queenstown could set a trend for the future. The five-unit Lakeside Villas, clad in striking cedar, sits right beside busy Frankton Road and adjoins Oaks Club Resort, to the east,...

Private jet ZQN

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown developer's launching a private jet aircraft service from Australia's east coast to the resort once the travel ban's lifted. Gold Coast-based Kevin Carlin claims it'll be a flyer with well-heeled travellers seeking more sanitary transport in...

Hadlow on Parker undercard

A Queenstown boxer makes his long-awaited professional debut in an undercard bout ahead of Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker's next fight. Richie Hadlow, 31, takes on pro Dominic Reed, who's also a Muay Thai boxer, in a lightweight contest in Christchurch...

Richie ready to rumble

Queenstown boxer Richie Hadlow couldn't be in better condition heading into the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast, his coach says. Hadlow, 30, is part of an eight-person New Zealand team. His first bout is tonight, about 9pm. The four-time NZ...
A Queenstown boxer's 20-year-old dream is about to be realised. Four-time New Zealand light welterweight champion Richie Hadlow has been selected today for the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast. The former Aucklander says he first dreamed of going to the...
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