Mountain Scene

Mountain Scene founder Barry Thomas has been appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in today's Queen's Birthday Honours. Thomas, 73, is honoured for services to business and tourism. The chartered accountant, who established Scene in 1972,...
When our former editor David Williams launched Mountain Scene's 'Name And Shame' anti drink-drive campaign back in June, he said names would be published on the front page until the end of the year. He's gone on to pastures new, but,...
On November 1, 1972, Johnny Nash's song I Can See Clearly Nowwas number one on the American charts. Aussie actress Toni Collette and US model/actress Jenni McCarthy entered the world, while American poet Ezra Pound, aged 87, left it. And, in...
Queenstown, I love you. Although, I'm not sure you completely love me back. You're a little like that super-hot girlfriend I was with, all too briefly, when I was 18. Headstrong. Social. Independent. Happy to have me around but, you know, not...
Mountain Scene is naming convicted drink-drivers on its front page until the end of the year. Here are this week’s names: Bryn Alfred Eduard Carter, 26, 1015mcg Todd Craigie, 35, 560mcg & 109mg Jack Alexander Reid, 22, 914mcg Nicholas Ivan Bresanello, 29, 813mcg Luke...

Scene snatches awards

Your local paper has done it again, Queenstown. Mountain Scene grabbed three gongs at last week's NZ Community Newspapers awards in Christchurch. Our eye-catching front page 'Queue-Town', created by talented Allied Press graphic designer Jasmine Couch last July, won Best Front Page...
Mountain Scene has named 100 people convicted of drink-driving offences in the Queenstown District Court so far this year -- or local people convicted elsewhere. Here is the list: Steven Paul Duncan, 55, 247mg Thibaut Gustave Monnet, 27, 866mcg Giulio Rizzo, 25,...

Canon fodder

Mountain Scene reporter Paul Taylor and freelance photographer Blair Pattinson have won Canon Media Awards. Taylor was named community journalist of the year at last Friday's ceremony in Auckland, while Pattinson took the gong for best news photo. Judges Jim Eagles and...

Bun battle begins

Battle of the Buns is back. The Mountain Scene competition, with More FM, started on Thursday and has 11 burger boasters on board. Winnies Gourmet Pizza Bar chef de partie Ben Kellett reckons his sweet cajun chicken thigh burger is a...
PARTING SHOT: Amongst the gravels of chest-beating and platitude-delivering last week, some golden nuggets emerged. Hundreds flowed into Queenstown's Memorial Centre in the hope of discovering more about our local council and mayoral candidates. There didn't appear to be any knockout strikes...
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