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‘True son of the Wakatipu’

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstowner Jack Allan, who died last week, aged 93, is being remembered as ‘‘a true son and gentleman of the Wakatipu’’. He’s part...

NZOpen on course, for now

By MATTHEW MCKEW A decision on whether to go ahead with next year’s New Zealand Open golf tourney will be made as late as possible,...

‘Deep’ job cuts at Wayfare

By GUY WILLIAMS Wayfare boss Ian Jackson has finally broken his silence about a major restructuring at the Queenstown tourism giant, but isn’t saying how...

Heroes hailed

By PHILIP CHANDLER Restaurant staff and a holidaying nurse are being praised for stepping up to the plate to revive a heart attack victim in...

A caution to highway users: Hercules inbound?

By MATTHEW MCKEW Hercules military aircraft can land on Ladies Mile highway in times of emergency, campaigners for the closure of Queenstown Airport say. FlightPlan2050 is...

Low-lifes caught on camera

By TRACEY ROXBURGH How low can you go? Four thieves have been captured on camera nicking skis, poles — and a kettle — which have a...

Splash is the dog’s bollocks

By TRACEY ROXBURGh A new sculpture being installed in the Queenstown Gardens any day now’s been a labour of love for its creator. Renowned sculptor Richard...

Lady of the Lake’s piano strikes bum note

By PHILIP CHANDLER Who hasn’t sung You Are My Sunshine or My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean on Queenstown’s Earnslaw steamer on sailings back from...

New Rotary head’s passion for youth

By MATTHEW MCKEW Growing the membership and adding to the successful Tucker Beach project are the two key aims of the new Rotary Club of...

Green Cabs back on the rank

By GUY WILLIAMS Green Cabs has re-emerged under new ownership in Queenstown after becoming a casualty of Covid-19. The taxi company’s former South Island area manager,...

We have lift-off

By MATTHEW MCKEW IT’S finally ready. Two years after NZSki first pitched a multi-million dollar replacement Sugar Bowl chairlift, it’ll be cranking into action this morning. The...

When the boat came back

By PHILIP CHANDLER After 18 years in Fiordland, a boat built for Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu in 1912 is gracing her home waters again. A classic wooden launch,...
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