Queenstown

Martin Hawes is a financial advisor, wealth coach and author who called Queenstown home for 20 yearsbefore moving to Christchurch When life changes, conventional wisdom says you should revisit your will. After 20 years of living in the Wakatipu Basin, I...

Repeat offender hid on lawn

By GUY WILLIAMS A repeat drink-driver from Arrowtown with a history of evading police will have to blow into a tube to start his car for at least the next six months. James Robert Manser, 46, company director, was sentenced in...

Young iwi rep building bridges

Born-and-bred Queenstowner Mike Rewi’s fitting of the ‘renaissance man’ label. A long- time Wakatipu Prems rugby winger, he’s dabbled in a music career, but he tells HUGH COLLINS he now spends as much time as he can volunteering with his iwi,...

Resort’s generosity

By PHILIP CHANDLER Who said Queenstown doesn’t have a heart? Local woman Stacey McDonald’s blown away at the response when she asked Queenstown businesses to help an Aucklander with stage 4 skin cancer enjoy a trip of a lifetime. She’d put her...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown music trust’s inviting primary school students and their families to a free open day today to learn about instruments and the joys of music-making. Turn Up the Music Trust teachers, students and trustees will turn up...

Agency’s generation game

By PHILIP CHANDLER Fifteen years after selling her Queenstown real estate business, prominent realtor Mae Young’s back on the scene. Last week she joined Ray White’s local office as a licensee salesperson, at the same time as her 23-year-old son, newly-qualified salesman, James...
By GUY WILLIAMS After an eight-month hiatus, the Wakatipu Toy Library’s back up and running in a prime Frankton location. Chairwoman Sarah Fredric says the library lost its home of 17 years, at Queenstown’s former campground store at Lakeview, when it had...

Remy making tracks

By PHILIP CHANDLER A top freeride mountain biker’s peddling Queenstown as the world’s best destination for his sport. Australian-raised 22-year-old Remy Morton — currently starring in Destination Queenstown’s ‘Flatten The Hill’ campaign — moved to the resort six summers ago and,...

Gigs galore for a good cause

By PHILIP CHANDLER A mini music festival’s running throughout the Wakatipu next week to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Creative Queenstown’s presenting nine performances under the banner, ‘Listen Up, Wakatipu!’, featuring the cream of local entertainers. Starting this coming Monday, the likes of...

Dog day afternoon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Tomorrow's a day for the dogs at one pooch-propitious craft beer bar in Queenstown. Beech Tree, off Beach Street, is hosting a ‘Paws & Pose’ fundraiser for Dog Rescue Dunedin (DRD), a charitable trust which also operates in the...

A helping hand

Out-of-town businesses running conferences and events in Queenstown now have a way to meaningfully contribute to the local community. Destination Queenstown, along with its convention bureau, have launched a corporate social responsibility programme called ‘Community Connection’. It introduces 16 established not-for-profits and trusts...

Maritime history shipshape

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstowners and visitors can now dine out on the resort’s rich maritime history. Named after an early paddlesteamer, The Mountaineer Room has opened as an annex to The Boat Shed cafe by the Frankton marina. It’s the work of...
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