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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,...

Izzy’s Q’town Open tees off

By PHILIP CHANDLER Former All Black rugby star Israel ‘Izzy’ Dagg’s hosting a Queenstown golf tournament to promote both golf and domestic tourism. ‘Dagg’s Queenstown Open’ is...

Entries peak for iconic Q’town event

By PHILIP CHANDLER A bit like the winter multisport race itself, entries are coming in fast and furious for this September's Peak to Peak. Earlybird entries...

The Wombles of Wakatipu … and beyond

By HUGH COLLINS A Queenstown lawyer's establishing a golfing society as a way of supporting regional clubs in the Covid-19 era. The Wombles, founded by Steve...

Racing in right events cycle

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner gearing up to organise his sixth biennial Tour of New Zealand cycle race next April is just grateful he "skipped...

Queenstown marathon’s still in the running

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown International Marathon's boss is still hopeful the resort's biggest one-day event - which last year had a record field of 12,000-plus...

Lockdown hole in one

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown golfer Kerry Harper's scored what's surely a rare claim to fame - a lockdown hole-in-one. With golf still in the grip of...

Adam runs own 100-miler after Northburn cancelled

By PHILIP CHANDLER After Cromwell’s Northburn 100-miler (161km) race, which Adam Carlson had been yearning to run for the first time was cancelled last weekend...

That’s the spirit, Grace

By PHILIP CHANDLER Glenorchy showjumping rider Grace Percy should be forever grateful she managed to fit in her finest sporting moment just before the Covid-19 pandemic...

Sweating Motatapu

By HUGH COLLINS Nearly 4000 athletes are set to charge through the hills between Wanaka and Arrowtown this weekend during the 16th Macpac Motatapu. The Motatapu's...

Sir Bob: ‘Bring Women’s Open to Queenstown’

By NEVILLE IDOUR New Zealand golfing legend Sir Bob Charles wants to see the NZ Women's Open on Wakatipu's greens. Charles tells Mountain Scene while the...

Remembering ‘Mr Millbrook’

By PHILIP CHANDLER The driving force behind Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort was recognised during the recent New Zealand Open prizegiving at the golf course's 18th hole. The...
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