South Africa

By PHILIP CHANDLER You probably couldn’t kick off the Central Otago Premiers rugby season this Saturday any better than with a replay of last year’s Arrowtown Bulls v Cromwell final in Cromwell. ‘‘It’s probably the perfect way to start a season,’’...

Ben’s big Germany tourney

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown tennis pro Ben McLachlan and a veteran South African player have won a doubles tournament in Germany’s Cologne on their team debut. In the final last Sunday, McLachlan, 28 and Raven Klaasen, 38, beat the pairing of...
Tori Keating’s got 99 things to do before she’s 50 — and while learning to meditate’s one of them, she can’t stop long enough to do it. The Kingston resident talks to TRACEY ROXBURGH about why she still feels lazy Someone,...

Game on?

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's in the running to host three southern hemisphere powerhouse rugby teams for about two months. And Queenstown’s mayor Jim Boult’s also pushing for a 2020 Rugby Championship game to be played at the Queenstown Events Centre —...
Amazingly, in the so-called adventure capital of the world, two of the most adventurous locals are over 70 years old. Philip Chandler talks to Diana and Dick Hubbard about their latest 34,000km motorcycle ride, and learns how they almost...
A concussive combination has propelled Queenstown-based mixed martial artist Irshaad Sayed to his latest win. South African Sayed, fighting in Extreme Fighting Championships 58 in his home country, hit opponent Tumisang Madiba with a punishing body shot followed by two perfect...
Top Queenstown mountain bikers Kate Fluker and Mark Williams battled searing heat, illness and mechanical failures to finish fifth in their category of South African slog Cape Epic. The 691km race, with 15,400m of vertical climbing, attracted 1500 riders and...
Queenstown mountain bikers are hoping to continue their winning ways in the world's biggest mountain bike race in Africa. Kate Fluker and Mark 'Willy' Williams won the mixed team title at The Pioneer race, from Christchurch to Queenstown, earning them...
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