Paul Taylor

Thriller’s break

Queenstown's charity boxing night Thriller is going back to the chiller. The annual fight night – which sees inexperienced locals duke it out after weeks of hardcore prep – is returning to its mid-year date. That means there'll be no Thriller...

Peak to peak, sans paddle

A Queenstowner had to be helped from Lake Wakatipu last Saturday because he couldn't feel his feet after a 5km swim in the ice-cold water. And Lucas Fornes still had a 9km run and 9km uphill cycle ahead of him. The...

Canon fodder

Mountain Scene reporter Paul Taylor and freelance photographer Blair Pattinson have won Canon Media Awards. Taylor was named community journalist of the year at last Friday's ceremony in Auckland, while Pattinson took the gong for best news photo. Judges Jim Eagles and...
How much should we talk or write about suicide, asks Paul Taylor. Last week, Wakatipu High School warned parents about TV show 13 Reasons Why, which some claim glamorises teen suicide. It has a three-minute suicide scene and as such an RP18...
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...
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