Mount Maunganui

True confession of 100 Miler

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner tackling one of New Zealand’s biggest ultraruns this weekend admits she doesn’t even like running. Instead, showjumping rider Lucy Olphert, who’s running the scenic Tarawera  ultramarathon 100 Miler (165.2km), says she’s doing it for the challenge. ‘‘My...

Fiona’s win

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A Queenstown triathlete says winning a new award, which recognises athletes overcoming obstacles, outshone her recent race success. Fiona Gallagher, 27, came second in her age group at last month’s Tauranga Half in a time of 4 hours,...

A perfect blend

By MATTHEW MCKEW Their latest track may talk of boredom, procrastination and stalemate but there’s a Wellington band coming to town who are doing anything but stand still. Corduroy have been together for just a few years, but they’ve already made...

Top showjumper shows up

By PHILIP CHANDLER One of New Zealand’s top showjumping riders has shifted to Queenstown to start a new chapter in her life. Professional rider and coach Lucy Olphert, who’s moved down from Mount Maunganui, says Queenstown’s a place she’s long admired, and...
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