Northland

Dengue fever’s a potentially fatal virus found in tropical countries. Papaya’s a fruit plant grown in the tropics. Ex-Queenstowner Raymond Young tells PHILIP CHANDLER how he’s using leaf extracts from the latter to help combat the former A Japan-based entrepreneur...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-time Queenstown hotelier fears the resort’s ‘‘facing a catastrophe’’ if the Aussie border remains closed. The Rees’ Mark Rose says: ‘‘Our business fell off a cliff on Sunday, and apart from a couple of reasonably good days...

When the boat came back

By PHILIP CHANDLER After 18 years in Fiordland, a boat built for Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu in 1912 is gracing her home waters again. A classic wooden launch, The Lion was officially relaunched in Kingston last Saturday by local mayor Jim Boult. Then on...

Putting down roots

For seven years, musician Monty Bevins lived a life on the road, taking his spirited stories and folk songs from one small New Zealand town to another. Having no fixed abode and on a perpetual tour provided a freedom the...
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