Tauranga

By PHILIP CHANDLER ‘‘Passionate’’ owners have been found for Arrowtown’s most well-known old stone cottage. A Tauranga couple have bought Reidhaven with the idea of doing up the home, built in 1866 — which housed three generations of Arrowtown mayors —...

Further history uncovered

By PHILIP CHANDLER A former Arrowtowner claims she’s now found the stone ruins of an entire goldmining settlement above the Arrow River. Tauranga-based Jan Morrison’s on a mission to restore Cooper’s Terrace, a kilometre from Arrowtown, to how it looked in...

Tour operator’s ginspiration

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It was one of the best-timed purchases David Gatward-Ferguson’s ever made. About a year ago the Nomad Safaris owner and his wife, Amanda, decided to buy Wanaka-based business Wild Diamond, a craft gin and vodka business specialising in...

Fiona’s win

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A Queenstown triathlete says winning a new award, which recognises athletes overcoming obstacles, outshone her recent race success. Fiona Gallagher, 27, came second in her age group at last month’s Tauranga Half in a time of 4 hours,...

Unearthing history

By PHILIP CHANDLER Arrowtown's historic Cooper’s Terrace might be in rack and ruins, but a former local’s determined to uncover its history. Tauranga-based project manager Jan Morrison has archaeological authority to work on the rare European goldmining settlement on the banks of the Arrow River, about one kilometre from Arrowtown. Cooper’s Terrace, comprising...

Simply superb

By PHILIP CHANDLER Wakatipu High student Sammy Fookes is pictured running her way to sensationally capture the New Zealand secondary schools’ junior girls’ 800 metres title in Tauranga last weekend. After scattering the field with a first lap of 63 seconds,...
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