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It’s not widely known one of New Zealand’s finest old wooden schooners, built 101 years ago, lives on Lake Wakatipu. PHILIP CHANDLER talks to Lady Sterling’s owner, muso Noel Coutts, about how he acquired her and why he compares...

It’s closing time

By GUY WILLIAMS Three long-time downtown Queenstown business owners say the next six months will determine the fate of many like them. One’s closing his restaurant for good, another says he’s staring at a ‘‘bloody long autumn’’, while the third predicts...
Queenstown's savage housing crunch has forced a suburban primary school to rely on charity to house new teachers. Shotover Primary principal Ben Witheford says a lack of affordable accommodation is stopping teachers taking jobs at the rapidly-growing school. Fortunately, local home-builder...
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