Mental Health Awareness Week

Super strummer

By PHILIP CHANDLER A professional Latin guitarist for the past 20 years, Dunedin-based Ryan Sanchez — aka Dr Sanchez — performs in Queenstown’s Village Green at 5pm tonight. He’s appearing as part of a Creative Queenstown mini music festival, ‘Listen Up,...

Gigs galore for a good cause

By PHILIP CHANDLER A mini music festival’s running throughout the Wakatipu next week to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Creative Queenstown’s presenting nine performances under the banner, ‘Listen Up, Wakatipu!’, featuring the cream of local entertainers. Starting this coming Monday, the likes of...

Police face second complaint

A Queenstowner who attempted suicide last Thursday night claims local police treated him like a criminal. The 32-year-old, whom Mountain Scene's agreed not to name, says after the attempt he called a Lifeline counsellor, who then got the police to...