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By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown parents are devastated Ministry of Education’s (MoE) refused support funding for a son with high learning needs, despite admitting he meets the criteria. Eleven-year-old Tui Wilkinson’s school, Remarkables Primary, received in-class support for the past two years...

‘I’ve lost everything’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A long, deep scar runs along the right side of Sapumal Wijenayake’s skull. Beneath it, four titanium plates have been screwed in. A less obvious scar, concealed by his hair, runs along the left side of his head. They serve...
WE have a problem. And no, it’s nothing to do with Covid-19, although it does appear that this particular problem has got worse this year. It is the carnage that goes on downtown in both Queenstown and Wanaka, in the wee...

Windies bump kid triathletes

By PHILIP CHANDLER A huge Central Otago primary school triathlon’s been bumped from Queenstown Events Centre to accommodate the Windies cricket side. The council-owned centre was booked by triathlon organisers about 14 months ago, but they got the squeeze after the...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH In a first for the Wakatipu, a fully-funded social worker’s been put into all Queenstown primary schools. Central Lakes Family Services social worker in schools — or SWIS — Fiona Stephenson started in the full-time, permanent position —...
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