kiwi

FROM the off I’ll tell you I don’t like the term ‘‘migrant’’ — it just feels a bit ‘them and us’. Also, most of us migrated here from somewhere else, so there’s that. If you’ve lived here for a minute you’ll...

Dusky Sound’s new serenade

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown writer Peta Carey describes her new book, Tamatea Dusky, as a ‘‘love letter’’ to Dusky Sound. The freelance feature writer and documentary director and producer feels ‘‘enormously lucky’’ to have spent much of the past two years...
By HUGH COLLINS Queenstown's only wildlife park has had "overwhelming" support after being forced into Covid-19 survival mode. For all of last month, Kiwi Birdlife Park on Brecon Street operated on donations only, a move that was purely about raising awareness,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown park for rare birds and reptiles is critically endangered itself. Opened 34 years ago, Kiwi Birdlife Park's a widely-acclaimed conservation park entirely funded by visitors, who of course stopped coming when the Covid-19 lockdown happened in...
In a town where one couldn't buy toilet paper for three weeks, the American people came to terms with their plight. Palm Springs is the darling hideaway of the Hollywood famous, and here I observed the world's most prolific consumers...

Triple track b’day treat

If you thought knocking off Fiordland's three Great Walks within 24 hours was impossible, you've reckoned without slimly-built Queenstown runner, Hywel Dinnick. After a huge amount of logistical prep, Dinnick, whose first name's pronounced 'Howell', became the first known person to...

In love at first tweet

Romance has blossomed between the two newest inhabitants of Queenstown's Kiwi Birdlife Park. In the latest addition to the park's breed-for-release programme, a pair of South Island kaka arrived at the park in October from Invercargill's Bushhaven wildlife centre. Park manager...
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