Hamilton

Tara scores a double

Nationally-ranked Scrabble player Tara Hurley (left), of Queenstown, has picked up two gongs at the 41st national championships in Hamilton. Playing at the three-day tournament in Hamilton over Queen’s Birthday weekend, Hurley not only won her grade with two games...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Nominations are open for the 2021 New Zealand Tourism Awards which are returning after a Covid-caused hiatus last year. In a revised programme organised by NZ Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), there’ll be eight categories for businesses and three...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown hotel owners took a bath last year, with occupancy and revenue plunging as the closed borders ravaged the sector. The latest Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) stats for the sector show room income falling 40% across the country. The...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Four senior Arrowtown scouts received rare chief scout’s awards at a ceremony last week. For Ellie Carter, Jess Cartman, and Eva Hemingway, all 14, and Josh May, 13, it was the culmination of up to seven years of...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's last special housing area (SHA), Coneburn, has finally got the go-ahead for a site north of Hanley’s Farm. It’ll be developed on a 48-hectare site now being used for grazing, and will have 526 sections — mainly in...
By MIRANDA COOK Stand-up comedian Jack Ansett makes a living taking “the piss” out of everyday life, but you might know him more famously from a 2017 KFC ad. Ansett says: "I played Background Nerd Four, and people used to know me...

Law leader’s cup dreams

For the players in this New Zealand team, making an appeal comes naturally. The national lawyers' cricket team, led by a Queenstowner, has just taken part in the Lawyers' Cricket World Cup in Hamilton, ending on January 9. AWS Legal's Scott...
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