Arthurs Point

By GUY WILLIAMS An Irishman’s looking at jail time after police found more than 2400 ecstasy pills at his Arthurs Point home. Keith Singleton, 30, was on Tuesday convicted on two charges of dealing the ‘Pink Strawberry’ party pills when he...

Wedding gem up for tender

By PHILIP CHANDLER One of Queenstown’s best-known wedding venues, spectacularly located above the Shotover River, is for sale for the first time. Built in the mid-‘70s, Trelawn Place, off Arthurs Point’s Watties Track, comprises a three-bedroom home, attached studio cottage and...

Something brewing

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Arthurs Point's Point’s Canyon Brewing’s got new owners. The boutique brewery and restaurant above the Shotover River has been sold by Wayfare to Queenstown restaurateurs James Nicholson and his partners Jane, James and Jack Paterson. Canyon, which officially opened...
Starting his working life, aged 16, in an engineering shop, Tom Mulqueen ended up looking after an aircraft fleet in New Caledonia.  That link also led to him holidaying, then retiring, in Queenstown. He talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about...

Banishing plastics

By MATTHEW MCKEW A postponed wedding’s been the launchpad for a Queenstown company aimed at banishing plastic waste from grocery shopping. Lauren Redmond resigned from Jack’s Point Clubhouse a day before lockdown, intending to focus more on freelancing in the events sector. But...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH While it could be a decade before a new two-lane bridge’s built at Arthurs Point, a group of transport and council boffins hope another bridge, just for cyclists and pedestrians, will be in place much sooner. The Way to...

US foundation’s funding

By TRACEY ROXBURGH An off-road cycle trail connecting Tucker Beach to Arthurs Point and Arrowtown’s one step closer thanks to a whopping donation by a United States-based foundation. The Morgridge Family Foundation’s given $36,000 to the Queenstown Trails Trust, through the Wakatipu...

Drink-driving discharges

By GUY WILLIAMS A Dunedin nursing student was one of two women who escaped convictions for drink-driving after appearing before Community Magistrate Simon Heale in Queenstown’s court. Isabelle Anne Bradley, 19, admitted drink-driving in Sydney Street on June 28 with a breath-alcohol...

Young tyro Peak to Peakers

By PHILIP CHANDLER and TRACEY ROXBURGH Meet Arrowtown School’s good sports. For the first time a team from the primary school’s entering Queenstown’s iconic Peak to Peak — running, hopefully, on September 19, Covid-19 restrictions permitting. The Year 8 pupils tackling the multisport...

Point complex matures

By PHILIP CHANDLER A 34-unit European-style terraced housing complex is nearly complete in Queenstown's Arthurs Point. It's the third stage of Bullendale - an 88-unit 'special housing area' (SHA). The first two stages, which sold to a good proportion of first-home buyers,...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's finally time to get your party pants on, Queenstown! This week New Zealand returned to (almost) normal, when we entered Level 1, and now a 12-hour live music festival's been announced for Arrowtown to celebrate. Arrow Sounds, being...

Heading for the hills

By GUY WILLIAMS A project to put five huts in the mountains between Coronet Peak and Treble Cone skifields has emerged from Covid-19 hibernation. Mountain Turk Club founder Erik Bradshaw says the final touches to the four-bunk 'Turk huts' - built using...
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