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By TRACEY ROXBURGH The Highlanders are on the hunt for a kid to deliver the most critical element of their upcoming Super game against the Rebels in Queenstown — the first Super game played here since 2011. Mountain Scene, in conjunction with...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's ice hockey players will finally play for their home fans again when SkyCity Stampede confront the Canterbury Red Devils tonight. After playing for family only during all but one game of last year’s abbreviated comp, it’ll be...
By GUY WILLIAMS A special event in Queenstown this Sunday will serve as a ‘‘big hug’’ for the community, and mark a year since the country emerged from the Covid-19 lockdown, its organiser says. Local iwi charitable trust, Mana Tahuna, is...
By MARK PRICE and TRACEY ROXBURGH One of Britain’s most prolific comedy writers is fizzing to get back to the land of the long white cloud. Speaking to Mountain Scene from Australia before his New Zealand tour, which started in in...

Look who’s back

By GUY WILLIAMS After some time away, three SkyCity Stampede fan favourites are preparing for their Queenstown comebacks this weekend. As we count down to Stampede’s first pair of regular season ice hockey games, at the Queenstown Ice Arena this Friday...
By GUY WILLIAMS The family behind Queenstown’s newest cafe, Hustl, has deep roots in the resort’s hospo scene. Siblings Mati and Leah Gourlay, who opened Hustl’s doors for the first time at Queenstown Central last Friday, have spent years working at...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH One of Queenstown's most highly-regarded artists is being remembered as a "Renaissance man", a lover of a good debate, an armchair philosopher and the holder of an irreverent sense of humour. Peter Beadle died aged 87 at Lakes...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown mountain runner’s determination to both train hard and fundraise furiously ahead of Cromwell’s Northburn ultrarun has paid off. Through a Givealittle page, support from friends, family and his employer, Queenstown Country Club, and even a cake...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner's made a great impression on reality dating TV show, The Bachelor New Zealand. Before her elimination on Tuesday, Lana Ennis was among the final three bachelorettes vying for the affections of Sol3 Mio singer Moses Mackay. This...
By GUY WILLIAMS Sarah and Tim Schubert are going for a long, long walk this weekend. The Arrow Junction couple are taking part in the Oxfam 100km Trail Walk in New Plymouth starting today. Sarah says she did a 50km walk in...

Repat flights now personal

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A QUEENSTOWN travel agency’s done a Covid-induced pirouette, hoping to do its bit to help. While xtravel co-owner Victoria Keating says shifting to focus solely on repatriation flights may have started as a way to help the business...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Ace Queenstown ultrarunner Brooke Thomas says she received a ‘‘lovely’’ message from the Aussie whose length-of-New Zealand women’s record she’s just smashed. The 32-year-old nurse, who finished in Bluff last Friday night, completed the 3000km Te Araroa Trail,...
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