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The Obsidian

By TRACEY ROXBURGH ‘‘You get served lemons, you might as well make lemonade’’. They’re the words of Winter Games NZ boss Marty Toomey who’s exclusively revealed to Mountain Scene details of ‘The Obsidian’, the replacement event for the 2020 games, which...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH There are plans to go ahead with this year's Queenstown- and Wanaka-based Winter Games NZ - but, if given the green light, it'll be a new-look event. WGNZ boss Marty Toomey says plans are afoot to "pivot" the...

Top gun to ski fun

Former high-flying fighter pilot Scott Griffith has made a maverick career move and retrained as a snowboard instructor. The 41-year-old spent 20 years with the Royal New Zealand Air Force and RAF in the UK. He was stationed at bases in...
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