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Support keeps Essi smiling

By MATTHEW MCKEW She's back at work and wearing her infamous, infectious smile again thanks to Queenstown’s community spirit. Finnish bartender Essi Lehtonen’s had a tough few months but the staff, regulars and friends of Frankton Arm Tavern rallied round her...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH An Arrowtown pastor’s set himself a target of being back on the slopes at 100% next season after a ‘‘freak accident’’ at Coronet Peak on July 25 left him with two large metal rods in his hip...

Remembering our Noelene

Noelene Tait wouldn't have wanted to be remembered as "that old lady who died in a car accident", her son says. The 84-year-old Queenstowner died last on January 14 after a crash on Frankton Road. Hundreds turned out to pay their...
Christmas came late for an Arrowtown family who welcomed twins into the world on Boxing Day morning. Chevy-Violet and Shelby-Rogue Welland were born just half an hour after mum Clare, dad Matt and older sister Savannah-Rose arrived at Frankton's Lakes...
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