The Remarkables

Land preserved in perpetuity

By GUY WILLIAMS They want it to be protected forever. That’s why Dick and Jillian Jardine will gift the ownership of Remarkables Station to the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust (QEII) in two years’ time. At a ceremony yesterday, they announced they’ll...

Lift chairs selling

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstowners have a chance to bag themselves a bit of skifield history, simultaneously helping out two local charities. The Remarkables is selling off its old Sugar Bowl quad chairs from tomorrow morning — all the money raised will...
By MATTHEW MCKEW We've been renamed ‘Greenstown’. Queenstown’s set to go viral Monday night under the new alias when the resort plays host to the Xbox X and S Series console launches. A livestream’s expected to draw millions of views around the...

Like a boss

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Talk about a homecoming. Yesterday, in arguably the most fitting result in the Tour of Southland to date, hometown boy and newly-minted pro cyclist Reuben Thompson, racing for Vet4Farms, showed the field how it’s done, winning the third...

Mystery Shotover gondola

By MATTHEW MCKEW Another gondola, this one running parallel to Shotover Bridge, and a new hospital, are two new ideas contained in the Frankton Masterplan discussed yesterday by City Hall. Released on Monday, the document details a council spend of $83...

Remarks students stand out

By PHILIP CHANDLER GO figure. You put on a national primary schools’ skiing comp on Queenstown’s The Remarkables and one of the stand-out schools is the resort’s Remarkables Primary. Sixteen school teams from as far away as Auckland and Masterton entered the...

Heliski veteran not sloping off

Probably no one in New Zealand, or even the world, has heliski-guided more vertical metres than Russell Carr. The Queenstowner talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about the buzz of heliskiing, what’s changed over 40 years and how he fits his...

Resort’s generosity

By PHILIP CHANDLER Who said Queenstown doesn’t have a heart? Local woman Stacey McDonald’s blown away at the response when she asked Queenstown businesses to help an Aucklander with stage 4 skin cancer enjoy a trip of a lifetime. She’d put her...

2020 Peak to Peak plug pulled

By GUY WILLIAMS Covid's kiboshed the Peak to Peak. The multisport race’s organisers have cancelled it with ‘‘great regret’’ as a result of the government’s announcement on Monday that Covid alert levels would remain unchanged for another week, media manager Margo Berryman says. Originally...

‘Beating heart’ underway

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a major milestone for Queenstown’s first retirement village, mayoress Karen Boult this week turned the first sod on a grand $12 million clubhouse. Queenstown Country Club (QCC) owner Arvida — which bought the Ladies Mile ‘community’, as...

Young tyro Peak to Peakers

By PHILIP CHANDLER and TRACEY ROXBURGH Meet Arrowtown School’s good sports. For the first time a team from the primary school’s entering Queenstown’s iconic Peak to Peak — running, hopefully, on September 19, Covid-19 restrictions permitting. The Year 8 pupils tackling the multisport...
Queenstown professional freeskier Pete Oswald’s putting his body on the line for a lofty goal of getting thousands of trees planted in Madagascar. He tells GUY WILLIAMS about a fundraising project that’s helping to save the world and a...
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