Wakatipu High School

By PHILIP CHANDLER It takes one to know one. The Warehouse founder Sir Stephen Tindall was guest speaker at a Queenstown function recently where local investor and philanthropist Sir Eion Edgar was made a distinguished fellow of the Institute of Directors. Having...
By GUY WILLIAMS Arrowtown alternative rock band The Seaside Stranglers are throwing a party in the town tonight night to mark the release of their EP, Quick, Fast and Deadly. Frontman-bassist Sam Maxwell, 25, says the gig at Slow Cuts is...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Two Queenstown developers make long-awaited appearances in National Business Review’s online Rich List. Part-time local Fraser Sanderson, who’s developing commercial and residential property behind his former Queenstown Country Club retirement village, is valued at $225 million. The Porter brothers,...

Oarsome honour

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Wakatipu High rower who only turned 15 this year has remarkably made the South  Island under-18 team. Year 11 student Marley King-Smith (left) headed up to Cambridge’s Lake Karapiro last week, where the U18s competed against the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER An up-and-coming indie-pop muso from Arrowtown drops another single tomorrow. Sofia Machray, 21, a former Wakatipu High student who’s now based in Wellington, is releasing Milky Ways on streaming platforms including Spotify and YouTube. A video follows a few...

Maadi Cup magnificence

By PHILIP CHANDLER Wakatipu High punched above its weight at the Maadi Cup secondary schools’ rowing regatta at Lake Karapiro in the North Island last week. Out of a record field of 2623 rowers from 122 schools, Wakatipu picked up one...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Young Whakatipu musos continue to punch above their weight. Arrowtown rock band Train Surfers - one of six school bands performing this Saturday afternoon during three-day music festival Arrow Sounds - has been given the opportunity to record...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Ngai Tahu Property’s started releasing price levels and design details for its central Queenstown residential development, Te Pa Tahuna. It’s building more than 300 homes, 105 of them available to buyers qualifying for KiwiBuilds, on a site formerly...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Wakatipu High school’s taking a politically-correct approach to its next musical. A student cast and crew of about 90 is staging the popular 1971 musical, Grease, about a high school romance set in ’50s America, next week. Three months...
By GUY WILLIAMS National elite champion, tick. After dominating the junior ranks for the past two seasons, Queenstown’s downhill mountain bike queen Jess Blewitt took out the elite title at the Mountain Bike National Champs in Christchurch recently. Her victory by almost...
By PHILIP CHANDLER When two local businessmen open Queenstown’s City Cave Float & Wellness Centre this coming Saturday, it’ll also be a personal milestone for a former local. That’s Brisbane-based franchisor Tim Butters, who grew up in Queenstown and went to...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH As far as international competition debuts go, Queenstown’s Cool Wakushima’s is hard to beat. The 18-year-old snowboarder, who left Wakatipu High School last year, is in her first competition season overseas, and over the weekend picked up a...
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