Hawke’s Bay

Choppy: Woman of heart

Writer/business coach Jacqui Thomas first came to Queenstown to work in 1994 and last left here in 2016. In her new book on female business founders ‘doing business with heart’, she features a pioneering heli-tourism operator she met when living...

Launching ‘Kiwi OE’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH They've decided to take the mountain to Muhammed. Hoping to attract Kiwis to Queenstown for work — even if it’s only for a few weeks at a time — Remarkable Labour bosses Blair McNaughton and Ed Stott have...

Work visa plea

By TRACEY ROXBURGH While calls are being made for Immigration New Zealand to free up the migrant workforce, and establish region-specific visa extensions, that’s not on the new government’s agenda. Remarkable Labour directors Blair McNaughton and Ed Stott say there are dire times ahead...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If anyone knows about the euphoria of winning New Zealand’s most famous rugby trophy, it’s Queenstowner Michael Collins. The Otago captain, whose team took the Ranfurly Shield off Taranaki in Inglewood last Sunday, has amazingly been part of...

The case for Joseph Mooney

By GUY WILLIAMS Joseph Mooney usually addresses juries for a living, but the National Party candidate for Southland will be addressing much bigger audiences over the next six weeks. He’ll be speaking at a series of meet-the-candidates meetings across the vast...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Former All Black rugby star Israel ‘Izzy’ Dagg’s hosting a Queenstown golf tournament to promote both golf and domestic tourism. ‘Dagg’s Queenstown Open’ is running in conjunction with All Blacks Tours over the weekend of September 19/20, with a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER How many 13-year-olds get to present the weather on national TV? That's the opportunity Wakatipu High Year 9 student Jack Smillie was given, and knocked off with polished ease, on TVNZ 1's Breakfast show last Tuesday. The Queenstowner, who's...
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