Merv Aoake

In Merv’s honour

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown community stalwart Merv Aoake, who died a year ago, is to be honoured by the naming of a sailing scholarship. The Merv Aoake Scholarship, run by the Wakatipu Yacht Club and funded by the Queenstown Lions Club,...

In Memoriam – 2020

January   Hundreds turn out to pay their respects to Noelene Tait, 84, who died after a crash on Frankton Road on January 14 while on her way home from the library in Queenstown. One of the original members of the Arrow...

This one’s for you, Merv

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It starts with a kiss. By the end of it, the motliest-looking corps de ballet you’ll ever likely see should count themselves lucky not to have pulled a hammy, or worse. The Remarkables Men’s Ballet troupe is back on...

Resort loses man of mana

By PHILIP CHANDLER A charismatic Queenstown community stalwart who died on Sunday is being remembered as big-hearted, inspirational and fun-loving. And also for his pioneering role in introducing foreign players into Japanese rugby. Merv Aoake passed away, after a short battle with...

Mayoral donor unmasked

No further action will be taken against a Queenstown mayoral candidate after he resubmitted his electoral expenses return. Last month the Otago Daily Times reported Roger Tompkins had filed a 'nil return' in respect of donations over $1500. Under the Local...
A Queenstown mayoral candidate has paid back $1000 to a political donor after this year's elections – to avoid making the name public. And he's doing it to spite Mountain Scene An electoral donations and expenses return, made public on Monday, shows...
Permanent Queenstown/Wakatipu residents who are registered to vote can elect one mayor and six councillors. Arrowtown councillor Scott Stevens was elected unopposed. The final day for polling is October 8 at 12pm. Voting papers must be returned by post or...

Q+A: Council candidates

Permanent Queenstown/Wakatipu residents who are registered to vote can elect one mayor and six councillors. Arrowtown councillor Scott Stevens was elected unopposed. The final day for polling is October 8 at 12pm. By then, voting papers must be returned by...
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