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By GUY WILLIAMS The recent death of Prince Philip has brought back memories of life at sea for a Queenstown man. London-born Brian Jessop was 18 when, in 1949, he was called up for National Service, the UK’s then-peacetime conscription system. Leaving his...
By PHILIP CHANDLER An Anzac Day tradition on Queenstown’s Edith Cavell Bridge, started during lockdown last year, was observed again last Sunday when a local bagpiper honoured the World War I nurse the bridge is named after. During lockdown, Graeme Glass,...
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 PHILIP CHANDLER Ace Queenstown ultrarunner Brooke Thomas says she received a ‘‘lovely’’ message from the Aussie whose length-of-New Zealand women’s record she’s just smashed. The 32-year-old nurse, who finished in Bluff last Friday night, completed the 3000km Te Araroa Trail,...

Mighty mission

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown nurse with a pacemaker has set herself the ultimate challenge — running the 3000km length of New Zealand. Brooke Thomas, who sets off from NZ’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga, on Thursday, has wanted to run the...

Heroes hailed

By PHILIP CHANDLER Restaurant staff and a holidaying nurse are being praised for stepping up to the plate to revive a heart attack victim in Queenstown this week. An Aucklander in her mid-50s had been dining at Blue Kanu with her...
By GUY WILLIAMS Arrowtown's Nicholas Holmes thought he'd had enough drama in 2020, but now finds himself stranded in French Guiana in a coronavirus lockdown. Holmes arrived in the country on February 19 to visit his daughter Eva, 3, who lives in...
A stalwart of nursing in the Wakatipu was recognised with a special award earlier this week. In a surprise ceremony at the Lake Wakatipu Home and Hospital where she works, Judy Stewart, 84, was presented with a Mayoral Citation by...
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