high school

By MATTHEW MCKEW So, you finish your album and it’s just a little short, what do you do? Maybe chuck on that sentimental ditty you wrote more for therapy than release, yeah, she’ll be right. Nearly a million hits later on Spotify...
By KERRIE WATERWORTH and MARK PRICE Queenstown Lakes councillors have agreed to start community engagement on a draft masterplan and associated planning provisions for Ladies Mile between Frankton and Lake Hayes. City Hall planning and development boss Tony Avery says the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Wakatipu High school’s taking a politically-correct approach to its next musical. A student cast and crew of about 90 is staging the popular 1971 musical, Grease, about a high school romance set in ’50s America, next week. Three months...

A life-defining Japanese link

Adventurer, author, tour operator, pilot, karate instructor, sake maker, marriage celebrant, father/co-manager of a tennis pro. Queenstowner Craig McLachlan, 58, talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about his varied life and how it’s been enhanced by his links with Japan Growing up...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown parents are devastated Ministry of Education’s (MoE) refused support funding for a son with high learning needs, despite admitting he meets the criteria. Eleven-year-old Tui Wilkinson’s school, Remarkables Primary, received in-class support for the past two years...
By MATTHEW MCKEW If there’s one thing Christchurch singer Adam Hattaway has no problem doing it’s filling a blank page. While some may struggle with writer’s block, Hattaway’s churning music out at a rate of knots. So there’s a high chance those popping...

Funding keeps college alive

By GUY WILLIAMS The last English language school operating in Queenstown is delivering a free, full-time course to 70 former migrant workers after securing government funding. Southern Lakes English College in Shotover St successfully applied for a ‘‘very small’’ slice of...
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