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Red light hits musos, events

By PHILIP CHANDLER and CASS MARRETT Queenstown musos and event organisers have been swamped with cancelled bookings due to the Covid red light setting restricting...

Privacy Breach

By GUY WILLIAMS Probe into more serious breach inconclusive, staff member resigns A Queenstown woman has received an apology from the Queenstown Medical Centre after a...

Covid compliance scuppers Waitangi reggae event

By CASS MARRETT Queenstown's Reggae in the Park’s been canned for this year. The free music event’s been running ‘‘20-odd years’’ to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday,...

Academy path to peak events

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's The Remarkables will become the home of New Zealand’s first Freeride World Tour Academy this winter. By affiliating with the academy, the...

Adventurer’s lap of the lake

A kayaker’s now familiar with every inch of Lake Whakatipu’s shoreline. To celebrate her birthday, Sarah Lyttle became one of the few people to...

Victim could’ve died – judge

A judge has told a Queenstown electrical apprentice he’s lucky not to be in jail for a coward’s punch that left a man lying...

Discovered busking

By PHILIP CHANDLER A New York-based Kiwi opera singer, ‘discovered’ while busking in Queenstown, returns tonight for a one-off performance during a month-long break in...

Ops mark first medical milestone

By PHILIP CHANDLER Monday marked an historic milestone for Queenstown healthcare. The first two operations were conducted at the resort’s new Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital,...

Flash plans for filling ‘hole’

By PHILIP CHANDLER A luxury residential complex is planned for a site that’s become central Queenstown’s version of  Frankton’s former ‘Hendo’s Hole’. Rob Neil’s Safari Group...

Nurse calls it quits at 89

By PHILIP CHANDLER A much-loved Queenstown nurse and, latterly caregiver, has finally retired just four months shy of her 90th birthday. Judy Stewart’s looked after Lake...

Road residents fear ‘tragedy’

By CASS MARRETT Several residents on Arrowtown’s McDonnell Road have raised concerns about their children’s safety, especially when a summer holiday time alternate route’s in...

Staffing squeeze

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown hospo operators, already battered by the dropoff in tourist numbers, are getting further beaten up by chronic staff shortages. As a result,...
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