teachers

Local St Joseph’s School principal Trisch Inder’s pulling pin early on a 29-year teaching career to go on a ‘‘self-gifted sabbatical’’. She explains to PHILIP CHANDLER the reasoning behind her move and elaborates on her family’s amazing historical association with...
By GUY WILLIAMS A Whangarei-based counsellor and parenting instructor is running a series of workshops for parents, carers and teachers in Queenstown from Thursday. The workshops, presented by The Peaceful Parent Institute co-founder Genevieve Simperingham, are being managed by Queenstown natural health...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's time to give it a twirl. Next month Salsa Queenstown’s hosting the resort’s inaugural salsa and Latin dance festival, which’ll include some of New Zealand’s top teachers offering workshops and bootcamps to dancers — and would-be dancers. Running...
By PHILIP CHANDLER The baton’s been passed on at Queenstown’s music school. Sarah Lyttle is the first general manager of the Turn Up The Music Trust, replacing administrator Sue Marshall, who’s now become a trustee. Lyttle — a Queenstown Jazz Orchestra saxophonist...

Walkers put feet up

By PHILIP CHANDLER After almost four months walking the length-of-New Zealand Te Araroa Trail, a Queenstown teaching couple temporarily pulled stumps, or rather sticks, at Tekapo last Saturday. Ken McIntyre, 60, and his wife Susan, 57, aborted their walk to return to...
By PHILIP CHANDLER As if Beatrice Onions’ first semester studying performing arts at New York University wasn’t dramatic enough, it took another interesting twist last week. Because of Covid-19, the 21-year-old Queenstowner, who first took drama classes at the age of...

Unit ownership never cheaper

By PHILIP CHANDLER Singles or couples can pay as little as $200,000 to secure assisted home ownership in a new Queenstown apartment building. Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust owns 50 of the 78 units in the first building of the Toru...

Walkers back on Mainland

By PHILIP CHANDLER After taking just over two months to traipse the North Island, intrepid Queenstown teachers Susan and Ken McIntyre on Wednesday started trekking the Mainland. Susan, 57, and Ken, 60, who’ve taught at Queenstown Primary and Wakatipu High, respectively,...

Language school’s lifeline

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown language school’s emerging from hibernation to provide free English classes after securing a government funding lifeline. Language Schools New Zealand reopened for 15 hours a week from this past Monday, operating weekdays from 9am till noon...

Sponsor fuels runners

By PHILIP CHANDLER Almost 50 local high school students and staff are getting fitter than ever for next month’s Queenstown International Marathon, thanks to the event’s new naming sponsor. Queenstown-headquartered realtor, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR), has subsidised 29 Wakatipu...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH In a first for the Wakatipu, a fully-funded social worker’s been put into all Queenstown primary schools. Central Lakes Family Services social worker in schools — or SWIS — Fiona Stephenson started in the full-time, permanent position —...

Skipping school to go trekking

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown teaching couple are wagging school next term to walk the length of New Zealand. Susan and Ken McIntyre flew north on Saturday, and started the 3000km Te Araroa Trail, at NZ’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga, yesterday. Susan,...
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