pressure

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner recently won one of New Zealand’s most prestigious and exciting pool tournaments for the second year running. Simon ‘Postman’ Singleton pocketed $8000 for winning ‘The Great Southern Knockout II’, an 8-ball invitational event in Christchurch featuring...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new Queenstown charitable trust with a focus on mental health has received a $40,000 funding boost from Central Lakes Trust. The Southern Wellbeing Trust was co-founded in September by local GP Tim Rigg and health communications specialist...

Relieving biz stress

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A Canterburgy-based HR consultancy firm’s using its experience post-earthquakes to help Queenstown businesses struggling under the weight of Covid-19-induced pressure. Brannigans opened the doors to its new Queenstown office, at Mountain Club’s Beach Street co-working space, last week,...
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 —...

Under pressure

By HUGH COLLINS, TRACEY ROXBURGH & GUY WILLIAMS AS the fallout from Covid-19 continues, Queenstown mayor Jim Boult’s worried the resort’s mental health services are struggling to cope with demand. He tells Mountain Scene he’s hearing reports of people waiting weeks...
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