Simon Green

Creditors whistle

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner whose former development company’s in hock to creditors for $1 million is flogging luxury apartments through a new company. Lachlan Francis’ company was to build a 16-unit apartment complex, Freshwater, on the corner of Hallenstein and York Streets. His...

Striking streetscape added

By PHILIP CHANDLER A newly-completed luxury apartment complex close to downtown Queenstown could set a trend for the future. The five-unit Lakeside Villas, clad in striking cedar, sits right beside busy Frankton Road and adjoins Oaks Club Resort, to the east,...
As 18 boxers prepare for charity boxing event Thriller, Louise Scott hooks a natter with two of them. It is seconds out for the battle of the strip club bosses at this year's Thriller. Stanley Simpson-Wells and Ali Vasarri face-off in November's Queenstown...

A slice of hillside heaven

The developers of a local boutique hotel are selling four $2 million-plus Queenstown Hill apartments off the plans. Strata Apartments are designed to step up a steep, vacant site at 33 Belfast Terrace. The developer is Christchurch-based Mulwood Investments, whose directors are...

Knockout event all round

With more than $40,000 raised, the presentation of a historic belt to a previous contender, and one of the best amateur boxing bouts Queenstown has seen, Thriller 2016 was a knockout. About 1250 people packed into the Queenstown Events Centre...
A last-minute decision has left two wannabe Queenstown boxers thrilled. Danielle Sherman thought her gloves were off after injury forced her opponent, Megan Mathews, to withdraw from next weekend's Thriller charity boxing event. However, the bout's back on, with local marketing...
Two Queenstown Thriller boxing contenders have been dealt a blow. A knee injury has forced Megan Mathews to withdraw – meaning her bout with fellow Canadian Danielle Sherman has been canned. Organiser Simon Green says the pair are gutted. Mathews got the...

Chums to clash in ring

Two local pals are set for a punch up. Karyn Wallis and Lee Hazlett, contenders in next month's Thriller charity boxing event, aren't fazed. The pair reckon it's a talking point for others though. Wallis, a teacher at Shotover Primary School teaches...
The gloves are off as Thriller in the Chiller announce contenders for this year's charity boxing event. Ten hopefuls are vying for a knockout performance. Louise Scott speaks to one couple hooked on training Steve Gillard's first sparring session resulted...
Queenstowner Simon Green was as surprised as anyone that he retained his title at the second local Jack's Point Trail Run half-marathon last Saturday. The 40-year-old says he struggled during the first seven kilometre loop – "I was actually bringing up...
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