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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...

New role helping men talk

By MATTHEW MCKEW Campaigns to encourage men to seek mental health support appear to be paying off, with health bods saying plenty are coming forward in Queenstown. It coincides with a new role introduced to Queenstown Medical Centre in August called...

Abuse concerns

By MATTHEW MCKEW There are fears Covid-19 is providing the perfect excuse for abusers to isolate their victims, Age Concern’s warning. It comes at the same time as a City Hall report says Queenstown’s ‘‘young people’’ are facing ‘‘alcohol, drug and eating...
By GUY WILLIAMS Opening a new hotel in post-Covid Queenstown sounds like a challenge, but the owners of the Holiday Inn Express are confident about the future. The 227-room Holiday Inn Express, in Stanley Street, opens its doors next Friday at a...
Dr Tim Rigg’s a GP at the Queenstown Medical Centre, and one of many on the front line of Covid-19 in Queenstown To say the last four weeks have been challenging is an understatement. Since the middle of January, staff at...

Guerrilla green

By HUGH COLLINS An illicitly-operating 'green fairy' is distributing medicinal marijuana to about 150 people in Queenstown. The man, who doesn't want to be named, says many of his clients aren't able to get effective medicine through legitimate health professionals. But, as...
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