nature

Bruce laps up lake

By PHILIP CHANDLER A kayaker who once almost drowned in Lake Wakatipu has just paddled 206km to circumnavigate it. Queenstowner Bruce Telford, 57, arrived back at his Frankton Arm put-in point last Monday, after completing the challenge in eight legs over...

Hare to help our kids

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new book aimed at helping address anxiety and identify stress in kids has been a labour of love for its Queenstown author. Commercial illustrator Laura Shallcrass released Hare & Ruru, A Quiet Moment last month with Beatnik...
By GUY WILLIAMS Wakatipu Anglers Club’s annual beginners’ course is a ‘‘gateway drug’’ for the sport of flyfishing, a club member says. Club vice-president Mike McCann says many of those who’ve done the all-day course have gone on to join the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER WHETHER related to the Covid-19-imposed human lockdown or not, a rare waterbird's turned up in Queenstown. Local Jane Taylor spotted a distinctive royal spoonbird (kotuku ngutupapa) on the wetlands at the south end of Lake Hayes last Sunday, photographing...
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