Rotorua

Top showjumper shows up

By PHILIP CHANDLER One of New Zealand’s top showjumping riders has shifted to Queenstown to start a new chapter in her life. Professional rider and coach Lucy Olphert, who’s moved down from Mount Maunganui, says Queenstown’s a place she’s long admired, and...

Bike club gains white knight

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s about to put its foot down — and it’s got some serious firepower behind it. New Zealand tech entrepreneur and Xero co-founder Rod Drury says he decided a while ago to get back into...
By HUGH COLLINS Queenstown's only wildlife park has had "overwhelming" support after being forced into Covid-19 survival mode. For all of last month, Kiwi Birdlife Park on Brecon Street operated on donations only, a move that was purely about raising awareness,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A bit like the winter multisport race itself, entries are coming in fast and furious for this September's Peak to Peak. Earlybird entries for the long-time Queenstown event - in which competitors can ski or board, cycle, kayak,...
Last-minute training is cranking up ahead of New Zealand's biggest bike festival. Talented Queenstown rider Conor Macfarlane only got the go-ahead to ride Rotorua's Crankworx last week – after suffering a wrist injury competing in Red Bull Rampage last October. Until...
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