retirement

Big heart behind gruff front

One of the few Queenstowners best known by initials, 'BC', aka Bryan Cecil Douglas, died last month after spending his last five-and-a-half years at the local Bupa care home.  PHILIP CHANDLER talks to family members and friends about his...
By GUY WILLIAMS Former Arrowtown councillor Lex Perkins, who died at the weekend after a battle with cancer, was the first to put his hand up for community causes, former Queenstown mayor Vanessa van Uden says. Van Uden says Lex brought...
From once selling fridges and washing machines to, more latterly, selling legal services, Phil Wilson’s had a very varied business life. On the eve of his retirement, the keen horse racing man discusses his various track gallops, including his...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Mini Golf's reopening for one last week, at reduced rates, with all admission money helping those affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Owner Nola Pratt had been going to pull the pin last month, after 27 years in...

Tourism identity pulls anchor

Tourism personality Tony McQuilkin is winding up an amazing 37-year career with Real Journeys. He discusses with Philip Chandler his various company roles, how he coped with floods and how he almost knocked over the Queen Today marks the retirement...
Site works on the Wakatipu's second retirement village start next month following strong interest from local retirees. The $120 million-plus Arrowtown Lifestyle Retirement Village will occupy 12 hectares on McDonnell Road beside The Hills golf course. Having sold nearly all 28...
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