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By GUY WILLIAMS The recent death of Prince Philip has brought back memories of life at sea for a Queenstown man. London-born Brian Jessop was 18 when, in 1949, he was called up for National Service, the UK’s then-peacetime conscription system. Leaving his...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown mountain runner’s determination to both train hard and fundraise furiously ahead of Cromwell’s Northburn ultrarun has paid off. Through a Givealittle page, support from friends, family and his employer, Queenstown Country Club, and even a cake...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown council aspirant Esther Whitehead has had dealings with the organisation through her various community roles, and advised it in a professional capacity. Now she reckons it’s time to work on the inside. Whitehead, 45, has joined former councillor...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson has emerged from a tough European season as a  more mature athlete and person, New Zealand men’s coach Nils Coberger says. Arrowtown-based Coberger, who joined Robinson’s team for the final two weeks of...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Shiver me timbers, he did it. Queenstowner Paddy Turnhout celebrated his 23rd birthday on Tuesday night by spending 23 minutes in an ice bath, where the water ranged in temperature from just 3.9degC to 4.5degC. At the same time...
By GUY WILLIAMS Sarah and Tim Schubert are going for a long, long walk this weekend. The Arrow Junction couple are taking part in the Oxfam 100km Trail Walk in New Plymouth starting today. Sarah says she did a 50km walk in...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A star Queenstown Rovers footballer nicknamed ‘the king’ has hung up his boots after 12 years. A centre forward or striker, Carlos Herrman, 36, says he’s retiring as ‘‘I’m just getting a bit old and just physically it’s...

Bid to close biodiversity loop

By GUY WILLIAMS The Glenorchy Community Association’s hoping to nab $700,000 in Jobs for Nature funding for a project designed to address the township’s wellbeing issues as well as its biodiversity goals. If the application’s successful, the ‘Glenorchy Eastern Biodiversity Corridor’...

Ahoy there, Coastguard

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's taken 11 years and a few battles, but Coastguard Queenstown is finally ready to open its new base. The official opening for the Coastguard Queenstown Marine Rescue Centre’s planned for tonight — organisers were busy last week...

Aqualand makes waves

By MATTHEW MCKEW Kids are making a splash in Queenstown with tens of thousands of visits to Whakatipu swimming pools this summer and fully-booked lessons. Council sports tsar Simon Battrick says the wet summer ‘‘certainly brought in the crowds’’ and he’s...

Tamsin’s milestone

Queenstown triathlete Tamsin Browne’s stoked, but also totally surprised, to have broken five hours for a half ironman for the first time. The 36-year-old’s pictured in the course of last month's Tauranga Half — a 2km swim, 90km bike ride...

T’s marathon effort for Kate

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstowner Teaukura ‘T’ Moetaua reckons if you’d told him two years ago he’d walk 10km he’d have assumed you’d been ‘‘drinking something serious’’. Yet last Saturday he did it for his late wife, Kate, his daughters Anika, Aya...
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