Parting Shot

I've found myself googling 'sexually transmitted infections' a fair bit recently, but, I'd like to quickly point out, not for the reasons one might think. My web habits – which may be causing a few raised eyebrows over at IT...
I entered two words in Google on Tuesday night, just to see how hard it is to find out the answer to something. "Queenstown issues" was the search. About 862,000 results popped up in 0.47 seconds. Admittedly, they're not all relevant. The very...
OPINION: My straw poll is mixed. Former mayor Warren Cooper reckons Queenstown isn't as busy as he expected this summer. (It's alright, Warren, Chinese New Year's almost here.) Meanwhile, one of our Dunedin wizards, Wayne, who helps put together the Scene, couldn't...
OPINION: Now Christmas and New Year are over, we can all go back to drinking in the streets – at least in the daytime. The liquor ban that covers downtown in the holidays has ended, but could become a permanent...
The soppy '90s band Wet Wet Wet clearly didn't live in Queenstown. They sang Love Is All Around but in this place I reckon Booze Is All Around. Wine samples from a VW van parked in Beach Street. A floating bar moored...
OPINION: A mate says NZ Transport Agency's confirmation of Queenstown's eastern access road project in the first week of Jim Boult's mayoralty reminded him of the Iran hostage crisis. For 14 months, United States president Jimmy Carter forlornly tried to...
OPINION: Feelings of sympathy and empathy can't be overstated this week. Like me, you might have been glued to the telly, open-mouthed, watching footage of smashed houses, ripped-up roads and strange islands emerging covered in paua or cows. New Zealand's being punished,...
Queenstown's CBD parking scene has turned into a battle zone. The rulers are enforcing the war and the working folk are being swooped on by tourists. These days if you haven't locked and loaded a park by 8.30am, your hopes of finding...
It's pretty difficult these days to find the line between reaching for the tinfoil and being a sheeple. Take 1080. I mean don't actually take it. Don't bloody touch it. Don't let your children near it, or your dogs near it, don't...
PARTING SHOT: Amongst the gravels of chest-beating and platitude-delivering last week, some golden nuggets emerged. Hundreds flowed into Queenstown's Memorial Centre in the hope of discovering more about our local council and mayoral candidates. There didn't appear to be any knockout strikes...
Let the silly season begin. Or perhaps it started once election hoardings were put up, defaced and taken down? I don't know. Anyway, a stack of public meetings are arranged – attended mainly, it seems, by those who like watching TV One...
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