Italy

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown architect’s proposing a unique piece of temporary public art to mark Covid-19’s dramatic impact on the resort. Phillip Tytler’s ‘Covid-19 Pavilion’ would be four-dimensional — the fourth dimension refers to it moving and changing shape in...

‘Bitter pill’ for Robinson

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson’s gutted after two ‘did not finish’ esults at the FIS World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France. Robinson’s coach, Cantabrian Chris Knight, got a course set for the race — the first time...

NZ gets course set for Alice

By TRACEY ROXBURGH New Zealand’s been chosen to set the course for a FIS World Cup giant slalom alpine ski race for the first time, thanks to Queenstowner Alice Robinson’s results over the past year. Robinson’s Cantabrian coach Chris Knight will...
Formerly one of New Zealand’s top ski racers, Erika Harris talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about how she’s adapted to life after she retired, and why her hubby’s happy she didn't run in the Queenstown Marathon last weekend After a life...

Leadership award

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Alpine Ski Team’s chair is hailing the benefits of a leadership course exclusively targeting former female Olympians. Erika Harris (nee McLeod), who skied for New Zealand at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, graduated last Tuesday from...

Alice after Austrian encore

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown skiing star Alice Robinson starts her World Cup campaign this Saturday night at the scene of her greatest triumph. She’s at Solden, Austria, where a year ago, at just 17, she shocked the skiing world by claiming...
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...

Sleep, eat, ride, repeat

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown pro cyclist Reuben Thompson’s planning to hole up in Europe this northern winter and ‘‘train like a madman’’. After a breakout season last year, the 19-year-old’s now in Italy trying to make the most of a Covid-disrupted season,...

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...
When we toasted the arrival of 2020, who would have predicted within three months a virus spread to humans, from a bat in a wet-market in provincial China, would bring the world to its knees and wreak havoc on...
Todd Barclay’s a former Queenstown resident and ex-Clutha Southland MP, who’s now living in Sydney working in business development, strategy and stakeholder engagement I remember reading articles of how the Covid-19 situation was unfolding in China, Italy and the UK...
Dr Tim Rigg’s a GP at the Queenstown Medical Centre, and one of many on the front line of Covid-19 in Queenstown To say the last four weeks have been challenging is an understatement. Since the middle of January, staff at...
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