Hamish Foster

By PHILIP CHANDLER An annual high country run behind Queenstown is introducing a gruelling ultra run as it celebrates its 10th anniversary this tomorrow. Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon, on Ben Lomond Station, is adding the 56km ‘Moonlight Ultra’ to its 10km,...

Peak relief at last

By MATTHEW MCKEW There's been movement, finally. Department of Conservation’s (DoC) dropped the news it’ll install a toilet on Queenstown’s Ben Lomond to stop caught-short hikers causing a mess. It comes a year after the mountain was dubbed ‘‘faecal peak’’ for the...
The Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon continues to be a major drawcard, with more than 600 entrants ready to hit the trails tomorrow. Organised by Ben Lomond Station owners the Foster family, the Queenstown event's now in its ninth year, and...

‘Faecal Peak’

Department of Conservation's dithering over a loo on Ben Lomond as the shit literally keeps piling up. More than 30,000 people a year are walking the trail up the 1748m mountain behind Queenstown. As the hordes increase, the area's becoming increasingly...
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