Prime Minister

By PHILIP CHANDLER Two Queenstown darts players threw themselves in to rescue a drugged-up visitor face-planted in urine in a public loo early last Sunday morning. Waiting by the resort’s Athol Street toilets for a ride home after a darts tourney,...

Fest’s stellar line-up

By MATTHEW MCKEW Just days after his award-winning play thrilled a Wakatipu audience, Tom Scott’s confirmed he’ll be here in person later this year. The cartoonist-turned-playwright’s famous for his satirical side-swipes — in 1982 he was even banned from former New Zealand Prime...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH If this was any other year, Peta Mathias would be in her home in the south of France, teaching cooking classes and getting ready to go on a week-long culinary tour in the Basque country. Covid’s put paid to that,...

‘Not for novices’

QUEENSTOWN’S mayor and other prominent locals hope the resort’s next Member of Parliament gets swiftly up to speed with its pressing issues. Mayor Jim Boult says first-term National MP Hamish Walker, who resigned last week after leaking confidential details of Covid-19...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won't put any potential timeframe on the opening of borders between New Zealand and Aussie, but says the highly-anticipated trans-Tasman bubble hasn't been delayed by recent presentations of Covid-19 in NZ. As of Thursday there...

Daily street art

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown artist's been turning heads by displaying a different oil painting from his collection outside his Speargrass Flat Road gallery each day. When the Covid-19 lockdown began, Thomas Brown (above) decided if passersby couldn't come into his...
OPINION: Queenstown just lost a friend in high places. John Key, who steps down as Prime Minister next week, has been a great advocate for the resort. He didn't just go into bat for us as PM, but also as the Minister of...
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