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Fight’s not over for museum funding

By HUGH COLLINS Arrowtown's Lakes District Museum won't be getting a dollar from the government's 'shovel-ready' fund. But, its fight for survival is far from over. Museum director...

Bird park’s survival struggle

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown park for rare birds and reptiles is critically endangered itself. Opened 34 years ago, Kiwi Birdlife Park's a widely-acclaimed conservation park...

Refuge for threatened species

By GUY WILLIAMS A consortium of predator control and conservation groups is working on an ambitious project to eradicate and intensively control predators across a massive...

Dear Minister, where the hell have you been?

Dear Kelvin, I know you're busy and all, but I just had one quick question for you. Where, exactly, have you been? Or, perhaps, more to the...

Unlocking lockdown ideas

By MATTHEW MCKEW Wild business ideas dreamt up in lockdown and discussed over a beer between mates have the chance to become a reality, thanks to...

Boat sale dispute

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown council's plan to sell or dispose of a former America's Cup trial yacht could hit choppy waters. Moored in Queenstown Bay, NZL...

Skifield splicer’s exemption

By Hugh Collins NZSki's hopes of opening a new chairlift in time for the 2020 Queenstown ski season are looking more positive than ever. The company's worked...

Queenstown to light up the dark

By MATTHEW MCKEW Homes and businesses will light up across the Wakatipu this weekend for Lumify, with organisers hoping to cut through the Covid-19 darkness. The...

Double whammy

By PHILIP CHANDLER A heavily-pregnant Queenstown migrant stressed out about losing her job claims she's also been intimidated by her landlord. Spa beauty and massage therapist Viviane...

Plea to ‘come see the CBD’

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown landlord and his tenants are urging locals to patronise, and help save, the CBD. In recent years, many residents have bypassed...

Food scraps to fuel forest

Who doesn't want to see more native trees and plants established in the Wakatipu?  Local entrepreneur Michael Sly gets rid of unwanted wilding pines to make...

Combating cancer in Cancun, Mexico

By PHILIP CHANDLER Being stuck in tropical Mexico might sound exotic, but a 34-year-old Queenstowner battling terminal cancer hasn't had a choice. After being diagnosed with stage...
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