Invercargill

She’s shy, socially, but comes alive behind the mic, whether that’s as a TV or radio journalist, news reader or anchor or as a singer/guitarist in a band. A youthful-looking Leanne Malcolm talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about her illustrious broadcasting...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Few people carry on voluntary roles till they’re 88. One such is Queenstowner Alex Casey, who’s retiring as a Justice of the Peace after 48 years. And if it weren’t for the Covid-19 lockdown cutting his workload and hastening...

Young iwi rep building bridges

Born-and-bred Queenstowner Mike Rewi’s fitting of the ‘renaissance man’ label. A long- time Wakatipu Prems rugby winger, he’s dabbled in a music career, but he tells HUGH COLLINS he now spends as much time as he can volunteering with his iwi,...

Couple’s venture sure to rise

By MATTHEW MCKEW Covid's left a sour taste in the mouths of many, but for the European Bakery, lockdown whetted the appetite for expansion. Loved by many for their range of sourdoughs, the husband-and-wife-owned bakery opened their first shop in Frankton...

New driving force

By PHILIP CHANDLER A new president’s been handed the steering wheel of the Queenstown Car Club. Anthony Te Tau, 34, has taken over from motorsport legend Stuart Maclean, who co-founded the club in 1972. A mechanic with Macaulay Motors, Te Tau was...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's centenarian, the remarkable Alex McBurney, was farewelled by 250 people in Invercargill on Monday. The oldest World War II veteran living in the Wakatipu, Alex turned 100 on June 20, celebrating the milestone with his family, including...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH How low can you go? Four thieves have been captured on camera nicking skis, poles — and a kettle — which have a combined conservative value of $800 from outside Hospice Shop Queenstown on Sunday. Store manager John ‘Boggy’...

When the boat came back

By PHILIP CHANDLER After 18 years in Fiordland, a boat built for Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu in 1912 is gracing her home waters again. A classic wooden launch, The Lion was officially relaunched in Kingston last Saturday by local mayor Jim Boult. Then on...

‘Let foreigners buy’

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstowners should be able to sell to whoever they ‘‘damn well please’’ — including foreigners. That’s according to ACT leader and MP David Seymour, who was in the resort on Wednesday ahead of September’s election. ACT’s Southland candidate Basil Waker...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Playing for your captain takes on a new dimension for the Arrowtown rugby side’s crunch home game against Upper Clutha today. That’s because Malcolm Sutherland, who’s in sole charge this year after being co-captain last season, brings up his...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A self-styled Queenstown entrepreneur's put in an audacious bid to save Southland's job-rich Tiwai aluminium smelter. International giant Rio Tinto announced last week it would close the Bluff smelter next year, at the disastrous cost of about 2600...
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...
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