Motatapu

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown International Marathon's boss is still hopeful the resort's biggest one-day event - which last year had a record field of 12,000-plus - can run again this November, despite the current Covid-19 ban on big events. Dave Beeche,...

Colourful Italian import

Queenstown continues to attract its share of multi-millionaire entrepreneurs.  One such is Italian Mauro Balzarini, who was formerly Australia's largest livestock exporter.  He's now helping his wife run a new pizza and pasta place, which PHILIP CHANDLER visited last...

Sweating Motatapu

By HUGH COLLINS Nearly 4000 athletes are set to charge through the hills between Wanaka and Arrowtown this weekend during the 16th Macpac Motatapu. The Motatapu's grown to incorporate seven different running and biking events across two days - it's the...
He's the chair extraordinaire. Tom Pryde's past or present chairman of more than a dozen community groups. As he prepares to retire from about 50 years' practising law, Philip Chandler tries to find out what makes him tick No one could retire and...

Motatapu milestone

An Arrowtown cycling nut's getting ready to mark his 15th Macpac Motatapu as the event celebrates a new milestone. This weekend the multisport challenge, which starts at Motatapu Station near Lake Wanaka and finishes at Arrowtown, moves to a two-day...

Oldies join thousands

Young-at-heart Queenstowners are attacking Motatapu's 15km race this weekend. Jacqueline and Peter Neumann, both in their early 70s, are back for their third Miners Trail run. Nearly 3500 athletes will compete across five different disciplines on Saturday. But the Neumanns are well...
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