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Dr Ross Buchanan is taking a voyage into the unknown. The long-time Queenstown dentist fills in Philip Chandler on his plans and explains why he's leaving a secure job to sail the seven seas. A Queenstown dentist is sinking his...
He calls the role unglamorous, but recently-retired medical officer of health, doctor Derek Bell, has confronted several serious public health challenges over the past 19 years. He discusses these, along with his next move, with Philip Chandler Though he's modest,...
Despite almost 50 years working in the resort, newly-retired Stuart Maclean is best-known for his community roles, whether co-founding Destination Queenstown or pursuing his lifetime passion for motorsport. He talks to Philip Chandler about what's driven him If anyone deserves a break, it's newly-retired Queenstowner...
One of Queenstown's newest residents is an Aussie jet-set multi-millionaire. He tells Paul Taylor why he's chosen to relocate here Queenstown's developing a reputation as a doomsday hideaway for the super-rich. But an uber-wealthy Australian says he's snapped up 12 hectares of prime real...
Award-winning Queenstown hotelier Mark Rose doesn't mind washing dishes. The Rees Hotel boss says it's about doing whatever it takes to ensure guest satisfaction, he tells Philip Chandler If anyone's stamped his mark on a Queenstown hotel, it's Mark Rose. The award-winning hotelier...
You could say Mike Henry hasn't let the grass grow under his feet during his retirement. The former South African, who likens his hobby to a disease, has created an extraordinary garden out of former Queenstown farmland. He takes a wander with Philip Chandler Talk about growing...
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