Simon Battrick

Aqualand makes waves

By MATTHEW MCKEW Kids are making a splash in Queenstown with tens of thousands of visits to Whakatipu swimming pools this summer and fully-booked lessons. Council sports tsar Simon Battrick says the wet summer ‘‘certainly brought in the crowds’’ and he’s...

‘Bespoke’ base

By MATTHEW MCKEW West Indies cricketing legend Chris Gayle could be among international sporting superstars based in Queenstown if there’s progress on talks to make the resort a ‘‘bespoke’’ isolation base. City Hall, the government, Southern District Health Board, NZ Cricket...
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