Bill Moran

Needs fund tops $1m

By TRACEY ROXBURGH In just over six months more than $1 million has been raised for the Wakatipu Greatest Needs Fund. Established by Queenstown’s fundraising queen Kaye Parker during Alert Level 4 lockdown to provide financial support to front-line charities in...

School hits all the right notes

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Primary’s trialling a music-teaching programme that could be rolled out in schools nationwide. The programme, called, is aimed at reversing the decline of music learning in schools, and is an adaptation of Britain’s user-friendly Charanga programme. At Queenstown...

Dance school shock

In what one parent calls "a real bombshell", Queenstown's largest and longest-standing dance school shut shop this week. Anna Stuart, whose Queenstown School of Dance has taught thousands of youngsters, was about to reopen for classes in new Frankton premises...