volunteering

Student labouring

By MATTHEW MCKEW Nothing's normal this year and even the annual Year 10 Work Day’s been through a change, but perhaps for the better, the organiser says. For well over 50 years, Wakatipu High students in Queenstown have gone on ‘‘an...

Young iwi rep building bridges

Born-and-bred Queenstowner Mike Rewi’s fitting of the ‘renaissance man’ label. A long- time Wakatipu Prems rugby winger, he’s dabbled in a music career, but he tells HUGH COLLINS he now spends as much time as he can volunteering with his iwi,...

First sailing scholar named

By MATTHEW MCKEW The voyage of a lifetime awaits a Wakatipu High School student thanks to a Queenstown construction firm. Zoe Crawford’s been selected for a Spirit of Adventure 10-day development trip, which will see her join up with 39 other...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH An Arrowtown charity's run off its feet right now - but the Wakatipu community's swung in behind to support it. This month a 20-foot storage container, courtesy of AJ Saville Builders, was dropped off on the St John's...
Bob Robertson was just a teenager when he put up his hand to volunteer for the Queenstown fire brigade. Sixty years on, after becoming the longest-serving fire volly in the Otago-Southland region's history, he's hanging up his helmet. His unprecedented service...

St John top gong

It started out as a couple of hours a month, but a decade and several board appointments on, Joanne Conroy's dedication to St John's been recognised. The Queenstowner's recently been awarded one of St John's highest honours, the rank of...

Vivacious volunteer

A local veteran volunteer is back for his fourth helping of Queenstown Winter Festival. Lee Gray got his first taste of volunteering for the festival in 2012. He says it's the people he works with that keep him coming back for...
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