Sports

Look who turned up

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown-raised ski coach/guide Tim Cafe, right, surprises fellow local, tennis pro Ben McLachlan, at the US Open in New York City recently. McLachlan...

Camp inspired

By PHILIP CHANDLER If Wakatipu High’s Branches Camp ever needed an ambassador, it’d be Aussie Paralympian Curtis McGrath. The Queenstown-raised 33-year-old sensationally grabbed two kayaking golds...

NZ Open in limbo, again

By TRACEY ROXBURGH New Zealand Open tournament director Michael Glading says the committee will ‘‘be trying every which way we can’’ to get the 2022...

Runner laps up lake run record

By PHILIP CHANDLER Running one 8km lap of Queenstown’s Lake Hayes track is a hard enough slog, but a local runner’s probably broken new ground by...

October Peak to Peak on the cards

By PHILIP CHANDLER It's possible Queenstown’s popular winter multisport race, Peak to Peak, will be postponed till the middle of next month. The race — in...

Catch the train

By PHILIP CHANDLER The return of the famous Kingston Flyer steam train’s also sparked the revival of a unique run this summer — along with...

Skaters show prowess on ice

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown Ice Skating Club members have been carving it up on ice this season. Five young figure skaters placed either first or second...

Hoskin just misses the cut

By NEVILLE IDOUR Queenstown pro golfer Laura Hoskin’s missed the initial cut at the LPGA Qualifying School in California for the top 135 players by...

Age no barrier for darts star

By PHILIP CHANDLER A newly-minted pensioner’s the toast of the Queenstown Darts Club. Vani Bakani, 65, finished third equal — out of 156 entrants — in...

Half marathon full

By GUY WILLIAMS The half marathon in the New Zealand Sotheby’s Queenstown Marathon’s sold out, four months before the event. Ironman Group media manager Craig Heydon says...

Mountain runner changes course

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner who’s represented New Zealand at three world mountain running champs is expected to give a good run for her money...

Young gun’s major feat

By PHILIP CHANDLER New Zealand disc golf history’s been made in Queenstown. In winning last weekend’s 54-hole Tucker Beach Rush tournament, Invercargill’s Levi Stout, aged 15...
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