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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...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Hundreds of local and part-time residents are indebted to Queenstowner Peter Atkinson for their love of cycling. The 78-year-old, who died last month from a rare heart disorder, founded the Queenstown Pedallers not long after he and his wife...
By PHILIP CHANDLER An accomplished Wakatipu-raised performer’s just waiting for Melbourne’s airport to reopen before taking on the biggest role of her life. Alexia Brinsley’s one of two females, along with 16 hot male dancers, selected for the Australian edition of Channing Tatum’s...

Colourful Italian import

Queenstown continues to attract its share of multi-millionaire entrepreneurs.  One such is Italian Mauro Balzarini, who was formerly Australia's largest livestock exporter.  He's now helping his wife run a new pizza and pasta place, which PHILIP CHANDLER visited last...
You could be forgiven for thinking his last name is 'The Barber'. About two years ago, Gary Jones came back to Queenstown with a set of clippers and a cut-throat razor to help start Gents Barber Shop. He tells Tracey Roxburgh it's taken...
A fun, funky, next-Gen hotel has been announced for Queenstown's newest shopping centre. World-leading hotel operator Marriott International will operate a 176-room hotel under its newest brand, 'Moxy Hotels', at Frankton Flats' Queenstown Central. According to its website, "Moxy Hotels serves...
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