Louise Scott

Flash heli first in NZ

An aeronautical first has landed in Queenstown. Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters has added an Airbus EC135 P2+ to its fleet. The luxury chopper is the only one of its kind operating commercially in New Zealand. Boss Matt Wong says the machine will be...
What does it take to build a top-notch mountain bike trail? Tools, time and a truckload of toil. Louise Scott tags along to Queenstown Mountain Bike Club dig night – to see vollies in action A simple finger calculation shows a...

Dark heart

When a journalist described one of Kendall Elise’s songs as a “murder ballad” she was secretly stoked. He was referring to Heart Full of Dirt which was released in December last year. “It was actually quite cool. I felt like it...
Stampede are pushing the reset button ahead of the New Zealand Ice Hockey League finals. The Queenstowners take on West Auckland Admirals away this Saturday in the first of three possible games. Despite a 3-1 season win-loss advantage over their big...

Neighbours not happy

Queenstown’s Department of Conservation operations manager has admitted there are challenges around managing a popular reserve in the resort. Speaking at a public meeting on Monday night Geoff Owen addressed residents and users of Tucker Beach just off State Highway...
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