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The Lady takes a rest

By GUY WILLIAMS The TSS Earnslaw was guided on to the slipway at Queenstown’s Kelvin Heights for the vintage steamship's annual once-over last Tuesday. The Real Journeys-owned, 330-tonne vessel was winched up by a steam engine originally in service on Lake...

Big funding fast track

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown eco-venture Treespace Queenstown Ltd has fast-tracked its forest planting plans for Mount Dewar after receiving a funding boost from tech entrepreneur and part-time resort resident Rod Drury. Treespace director Adam Smith tells Mountain Scene Drury’s not only...

Nailing nasty weeds

By GUY WILLIAMS Wakatipu Reforestation Trust’s getting some much-needed manpower to control weeds on Arrowtown’s Feehly Hill. The Queenstown branch of construction company Naylor Love is sending staff to work on the hill, where the trust’s been planting natives since 2015,...
By GUY WILLIAMS Former TV cameraman and convicted fraudster Damon Forde has been ordered to pay $4500 in legal costs to a part-time Queenstown resident after a failed complaint to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). Forde, 47, claimed he was unjustifiably...
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