Sir Eion Edgar

Needs fund tops $1m

By TRACEY ROXBURGH In just over six months more than $1 million has been raised for the Wakatipu Greatest Needs Fund. Established by Queenstown’s fundraising queen Kaye Parker during Alert Level 4 lockdown to provide financial support to front-line charities in...

‘Not for novices’

QUEENSTOWN’S mayor and other prominent locals hope the resort’s next Member of Parliament gets swiftly up to speed with its pressing issues. Mayor Jim Boult says first-term National MP Hamish Walker, who resigned last week after leaking confidential details of Covid-19...
By GUY WILLIAMS Storm damage to a vast stand of pines in Kelvin Heights' Jardine Park means a community-driven landscape plan for the area will start with a cleaner slate. For the past five weeks, a City Hall forestry contractor's been...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Thanks to a Queenstowner's initiative, Otago and Southland Covid-19 lockdown heroes have been rewarded with free accommodation, activities, attractions and meals shouted by Southern operators. John Cushen set up Southern Heroes NZ after being moved by the story of...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH In three weeks, a group of community-minded Queenstowners have raised almost $430,000, sought expressions of interest from frontline charities in need, and granted more than $150,000 to help with the immediate need in the Wakatipu. Well-known Kelvin Heights...
Kelvin Peninsula Community Association's launched a petition urging Otago Regional Council (ORC) to support Queenstown's soon-to-be-scuppered ferry service. Ferry operator Go Orange last month announced the service - aside from water taxis to the Hilton - would end February 20. Despite...

Eion’s $100k mission

Sir Eion Edgar is stepping up for a good cause. The Queenstown philanthropist is aiming to raise $100,000 for Diabetes NZ by walking 200,000 steps in two weeks. It's a cause close to his heart. As well as being a patron for...

Town gets brush with Stones

Mick Jagger's brother is heading to New Zealand to play a gig in Arrowtown. Singer-songwriter Chris Jagger, The Rolling Stones frontman's younger brother, will play the goldmining village in March with Brit pianoman Ben Waters. The March 7 concert at Athenaeum Hall...
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