Nelson

A Frankton builder convicted for sexually assaulting a resort woman in January already has a conviction for a similar assault on a drunk French tourist in 2016. Steven Enting, 36, was sentenced to four months’ home detention and given a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner's made a great impression on reality dating TV show, The Bachelor New Zealand. Before her elimination on Tuesday, Lana Ennis was among the final three bachelorettes vying for the affections of Sol3 Mio singer Moses Mackay. This...
By GUY WILLIAMS National elite champion, tick. After dominating the junior ranks for the past two seasons, Queenstown’s downhill mountain bike queen Jess Blewitt took out the elite title at the Mountain Bike National Champs in Christchurch recently. Her victory by almost...

Smashed ’em, bro

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstowner Chris Forne’s Avaya team crushed its challengers to win the GODZone adventure race in Rotorua. Forne and teammates ex-Queenstowner Nathan Fa'ave, Sophie Hart and Stu Lynch clocked up their fifth win in the race when they crossed...

Back in the House

By GUY WILLIAMS Nick Seymour feels like he’s just come out of rehab. Although he’s never actually been in rehab, that’s how Crowded House’s bass guitarist feels about his fortnight’s spell in quarantine last month. Fresh off the plane from Ireland, where he’s...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown adventure racer Chris Forne (pictured) admits to being ‘‘a bit apprehensive on the physical front’’ as he counted down to today's start of the eight-day GODZone race in Rotorua. Forne, a six-time world champion with his team...

Veteren flyer scoops nationals

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown hanggliding pilot Ian Clark has rolled back the years to win the New Zealand champs for the first time since 2011. In winning the event at Murchison, near Nelson, the 49-year-old — who owns Skytrek Tandem Hanggliding...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Eat your heart out, Queenstown. To feed business into the resort’s beleaguered CBD, aninaugural ‘Queenstown Long Lunch’ is being held in The Mall on March 19. Up to 300 diners will be seated down the length of The Mall,...

Roys Peak mega-run

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Till last Saturday, Tanya Bottomley had never run up Wanaka’s Roys Peak. But last weekend the City Hall animal control officer ran up, and back down, eight times, the equivalent of about 120km and 10,000 metres of climbing,...

Launching ‘Kiwi OE’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH They've decided to take the mountain to Muhammed. Hoping to attract Kiwis to Queenstown for work — even if it’s only for a few weeks at a time — Remarkable Labour bosses Blair McNaughton and Ed Stott have...

Best of buddies

By PHILIP CHANDLER Long-time Wakatipu buddy coordinator Nanette Benington’s thrilled with the support locals are showing her volunteer programme in which ‘Big Buddies’ spend time supporting ‘Little Buddies’. She’s trained nine new big buddies this year, including Lee Hart, who’s pictured...
By PHILIP CHANDLER KEEN by name, keenest by nature. Queenstowner Adam Keen proved he’s New Zealand’s gutsiest long-distance runner by winning a gruelling last-person standing competition last weekend. In and around an Auckland forest, the 37-year-old ran for 35 hours, completing a...
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