Whangarei

Michael Hill … violinist

By BETHANY ROGERS Jewellery magnate Sir Michael Hill's first violin concert in almost a quarter of a century's a sell-out. Hill, his grandson Jacob, professional pianist Kinga Krupa and soprano Tamaki Iida will play two concerts next week in aid of...

Charity worker dies

By GUY WILLIAMS A former Queenstown woman who was found dead in her apartment in Cambodia on Monday after a suspected heart attack was dedicated to helping underprivileged children, friends say. Cambodian media reported the body of Anne Copplestone, 48, was discovered...

Putting down roots

For seven years, musician Monty Bevins lived a life on the road, taking his spirited stories and folk songs from one small New Zealand town to another. Having no fixed abode and on a perpetual tour provided a freedom the...

Do not adjust your set

"You can't just watch the TV and sit around all day." So says the oldest runner in the resort's half marathon this weekend, steely Dutch athlete Clasina van der Veeken – who was born 10 years before the first commercial...
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