Invercargill

By PHILIP CHANDLER Arrowtown rugby stalwart Aidan Winter couldn't have picked a better occasion to mark his 200th Bulls game than this Saturday's clash with Cromwell. Not only is it a repeat of last year's Central Otago final, which Arrowtown edged...

A soldier’s century

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's Alex McBurney has been to war, raised a family, and lived the Kiwi good life even shaken hands with royalty. The oldest World War II veteran living in the Wakatipu, he turned 100 on Saturday. Still living in...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If living and breathing real estate makes you a successful agent, you couldn't find better examples than Queenstowners Gerard Bligh and Hadley van Schaik. The duo have worked together for New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty's local branch for...

DJ’s nightlife reset

By HUGH COLLINS QUEENSTOWN may not be known as a cultural mecca but for one local artist it was the  adventure capital that enabled him to forge a career in music. Stuart Raeburn, better known by some as DJ Stubacca, is...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Thanks to a Queenstowner's initiative, Otago and Southland Covid-19 lockdown heroes have been rewarded with free accommodation, activities, attractions and meals shouted by Southern operators. John Cushen set up Southern Heroes NZ after being moved by the story of...

Lockdown hole in one

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown golfer Kerry Harper's scored what's surely a rare claim to fame - a lockdown hole-in-one. With golf still in the grip of Covid-19 Level 3 restrictions last Saturday, including a raised cup in place of the normal...
By PHILIP CHANDLER One of Arrowtown's great characters, and a co-founder of the Arrow Miners Band, died last month, aged 85. Barry Bain, who moved to Wanaka with his wife, Ann, five years ago, was instantly recognisable at the back of...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A legend in local real estate, skiing and golfing circles, Queenstowner Doug Brown, who died last week aged 92, is also being remembered as a gentleman and a great family man. He's survived by sons Nigel, Derek, Maurice...
A global pandemic was never going to be kind on a couple whose livelihood revolves around social gatherings. But that doesn’t mean the word ‘optimistic’ has been entirely omitted from the vocabulary of long-time Queenstown musicians Lindsay and Ailsa Woods. The Hanley’s...

Scene’s new ed

Long-time Allied Press reporter Tracey Roxburgh's been appointed as Mountain Scene's new editor and Otago Daily Times' Queenstown bureau chief. Roxburgh, originally from Invercargill, graduated from Southern Institute of Technology’s Peter Arnett School of Journalism, before starting out at The Southland...

Russell’s namesake

Queenstown's Kiwi Birdlife Park's newest resident's been named after his adopted grandad. Park boss Paul Kavanagh says Russell, a South Island kaka chick, has been named in honour of Southlander Russell Evans, who died in July, "an amazingly dedicated and...

TV wrestling to grip viewers

Queenstown's next pro wrestling show will be filmed for TV as the 'sport' increasingly gains a hold on New Zealand. TVNZ Duke will film the sixth edition of 'Queenstown WrestleFest' on March 14, for screening around July. It's a coup for...
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