mountains

He’s got to be one to watch. How Queenstown iFLY’s co-owner Matt Wong turned Covid into a positive has intrigued the local tourism industry. He talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about his prior track gallops and how he turned around his...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH One of Queenstown's most highly-regarded artists is being remembered as a "Renaissance man", a lover of a good debate, an armchair philosopher and the holder of an irreverent sense of humour. Peter Beadle died aged 87 at Lakes...
By PHILIP CHANDLER An up-and-coming indie-pop muso from Arrowtown drops another single tomorrow. Sofia Machray, 21, a former Wakatipu High student who’s now based in Wellington, is releasing Milky Ways on streaming platforms including Spotify and YouTube. A video follows a few...

Album honed by busking

By PHILIP CHANDLER An album released on Friday by a Queenstown ‘folktronica’ duo has been largely honed by feedback from busking on local streets. The duo, Choice — Claire Forrester, from Ireland, and Paul Marcham, from England — originally met in...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Kiwi OE's first two travellers have arrived in Queenstown. The new company, set up by Remarkable Labour bosses Blair McNaughton and Ed Stott, launched late last year, intending to help plug labour gaps in the resort’s workforce, and...

Going the extra mile

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown mountain runner Lewis Latham has a head for heights and a heart for fundraising, The 37-year-old’s training for his first Northburn 100 kilometre run, near Cromwell, on March 20. As a ‘‘training run’’, he’s entered the first 56km...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A mammoth race taking in Wanaka’s mountains has been won by a rookie Queenstown entrant. Ben Cullen claimed victory at the first attempt of running anything more than 65km, winning the ironically named Ultra Easy 104km Sky Race...
It has been an extraordinary year, and what better time to enter politics. In my case I decided to throw my hat into the ring due to my experiences as a kid in 1980s New Zealand during very difficult economic...
LAST week I moved to Fernhill, and the walk from Mountain Scene HQ to my new home’s been a perfect reminder of why I left London. Long gone are the smelly, hot days of the tube and now, thankfully, so...
Last week Queenstown Airport celebrated its 85th anniversary. The aerodrome was established in 1935 by a community organisation, the Frankton Aerodrome Board, which over the years reinvented itself several times to become the Queenstown Airport Corporation of today. In preparing to...
By GUY WILLIAMS A consortium of predator control and conservation groups is working on an ambitious project to eradicate and intensively control predators across a massive swathe of country between Queenstown and Hawea. An independent study it commissioned concludes a 'Southern Lakes...
At 13 years old, I watched with excitement as the AJ Hackett crew tested their bungees outside our house on Thompson Street. They tied cables to a power pole and a ute, and accelerated. I remember getting weighed in a creaky...
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement